About the City
Located 60 km north of Udaipur in Palli district of the state Rajasthan, Ranakpur is one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is a home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges built in 15th century which attracts tourists from all over India.
A Date With the Past
The city is named after Rana Kumbh who gave land for the construction of temples. Ranakpur is renowned for its marvelous carved temples in amber stone. These temples were constructed in 1439 A.D.
Must See in Ranakpur
Ranakpur Jain Temples :
These temples are the most renowned
Jain temples built in 15th century and is 90 kms away from Udaipur. Covering
an area of 40,000 sq feet with several halls & pillars which are individually
carved, the temples of Ranakpur are worth visiting. The Chaumukha temple is
dedicated to the Tirthankar Rishabhji and two other temples infront of the
main temple are dedicated to the Jain saints Parsvanath & Neminath. The Sun
temple built in 8th century is also an important place to visit.
Kumbhal Wildlife Sanctuary :
This sanctuary houses a large variety
of wildlife which includes, Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Four-horned antelpoe,
deer and some rare bird species.
Desuri is situated in the Kumbhalgarh tehsil of
Rajasthan 16 km from Ranakpur. Several temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord
Hanuman and Navi Mata, can be seen in this temple complex. A temple dedicated
to Parsurama Mahadeo is also nestled in the hills.
Located 8 km from Ranakpur is famous for its beautiful
ancient temples like the Varahavtar Temple and the Chintamani Parsvanath Jain
Temple. Also one can visit a famous Dargah of Khudabaksh Baba.
It is situated 6 km from Ranakpur and has many Hindu
and Jain temples. The Adinath Temple is an ancient one which has beautiful
Festivals in Ranakpur
All festivals including Diwali, Holi, Makar Sakranti are celebrated enthusiastically.
Best Month to Visit
September to March is the best time to visit the city.
Travelling in the City
Taxies & auto rikshaws are available for local transport.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Dabok Airport, Udaipur which
is 80 km away.
Falna is the nearest railhead on the Delhi Ahmedabad
sector & is 35 kms away.
Daily bus services joins Ranakpur with several nearby
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