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Ranakpur

Ranakpur is a fascinating village situated between cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. It's exactly located in Pali district of Rajasthan and has gained esteem for its spectacular range of Jain temples. This is profoundly a pilgrim attraction which is obligatory for the tourist on a pilgrim journey of North India.

This holy village derived its name after Rana Kumbha. It is well- known for its excellently carved Jain temples out of Amber stone. This place is full natural beauty and is amongst the five holiest places of Jain. Not just architectural legacy, but this place is also renowned for its scenic beauty. Ranakpur is surrounded on all sides by Aravali mountain range.

 

Major tourist attractions in Ranakpur:

Jain Temples:

Most of the people travel to Ranakpur for its splendid Jain temples as it is the primary attraction over there. Temples over here were built in 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. They are built out of white limestone temples which are adorned with obscure structures. At the corridor of these temples, you can find images of 24 'Tirthankras' or prophets. Along with the ell sculpted temples, this place is also famous for its architectural glory which allures many tourists towards it.

Chamukha Temple:

This is the prime Jain temple at this place and is well- known for its architectural beauty. It has 24 pillared halls and 8 domes. Main attraction of this architecture is intricately carved 1,444 columns which are all dissimilar to each other. There are two big bells in assembly hall over here and each one weighs around 108 kg.

Sadri:

Sadri is an astonishing destination located at a distance of around 8 km from Ranakpur. Major attractions of this place are Jain temples and grand shrine of Khudabaksh Baba. Other two very popular temples at Sadri famous for their designs and architectures include Varahavtar and Chintamani Parsvanath temple.

Ghanerao:

Ghanerao is a small place located close to Ranakpur which gained popularity due to its temple step- well, Haveli and mansion which is royally carved with marble archways. Popular destinations over here are Ghanerao Castle and Mucchala Mahavir. Castle is now converted to a majestic heritage hotel. Mucchala Mahavir temple is prominent for its elaborated and brilliant decoration.

Kumbalgarh Wildlife sanctuary:

It is a very popular wildlife reserve located at foothills of Aravali hills. You can find a diverse range of flora species along with distinct animal and bird species. Here, you can also carry out a safari at which you can observe leopards, jackal, hyena, sambhar, sloth bear and many others.

Hence, there are many attractions at Ranakpur which make it a place worth to visit. It is well-connected to all major cities through roads. The best way to explore this exotic location is through rental cars. They are comfortable, fast and affordable means to take a trip to Ranakpur.

Opting for local cars can be expensive as options are very limited. Therefore, it is better to book your car through hotels or make an online booking for desired rental car in order to experience a comfortable and luxurious journey at this place. If you are in a huge group on a pilgrim tour, then even a bus can also be hired by you. Planning in advance for a means of transport can help you to have an astonishing experience on your tour!

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