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Ranakpur Tour

Ranakpur TempleRanakpur reached its fame for the marvelously carved Jain temples constructed during the times of Rana Kumbha of Mewar in the 15th century. It is counted one among the five holiest centres of the Jain religion.The temple shrines has a total of 24 halls, remarkable in its architecture and beauty with exquisitely carved 1440 pillars adorned with delicate works.The central temple is dedicated to the Jain Trithankara Adinath. Two temples, dedicated to Jain saints Parsvanath and Neminath, face the main temple. The temples have beautiful carvings similar to that of Khajuraho. The beautiful temple complex built around 1439 AD attracts tourists & pilgrims from all parts of India


Location
Ranakpur lies at a distance of 98 kms from Udaipur in the state of Maharastra and 25km southwest of Kumbhalgarh.

Climate
The maximum and minimum temperature hovers between 42°C and 22°C in the summers while it is 20°C to 10°C in the colder seasons.The ideal time to visit the place is between September to March.
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Tourist Attractions of Ranakpur
Parshvanath Temple - The temple built around 15th century lies near the Adishwar temple and commonly known as Patriyon Ka Mandir preserving a black stone image in its shrine. The main altar having a compound tower encircles the sanctum on a stepped plan. Best known for its pierced stone windows the temple is engraved with Jain figures, pictures of attendants of maidens are seen on the exteriors of the walls.
The Sun Temple, Ranakpur
The Sun Temple - The surya Narayan temple built during the 15th century follows a circular path due to its wall projections over the altar with the base having small niches.The sanctum is laid on an octagonal way with six porches.The temple is a beauty with the idol of the Sun God in his chariots drawn by seven horses.

Other Temple Attractions - The temples in Ranakpur are artistically designed.The Chaumaukha temple is in the form of Nalinigulam Vimana or a hevenly airport.Built on a high plinth with high boundary and spires rising above the walls, there are 20 cupolas that goes on to form the roof of the pillared hall. The 80 domes temple has figures of dancing goddesses, beautifully engraved on these pillars.With separate entrance the pillars are completely different from one another.

The first Jain saint Adinath Temple or Rishabhadev is encircled by several other smaller shrines and domes, each having a roof of its own. This is probably one of the most complicated and extensive Jain temples in India and also the most complete for Jain sectarian rituals. The temple covers 48,000 sq ft with 29 halls and is believed to have 84 underground cells. One kms far from the main complex is the Amba Mata Temple.


Nearby Attractions
Sadri - Sadri located 8km from Ranakpur is famous for the beautiful temples and the Dargah of Khudabaksh Baba. The Varah avtar Temple and the Chintamani Parasvanath Temple are counted among the most ancient temples situated in the place.

Kumbhalgarh - At a distance of 30 km from Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh with its fort & wildlife sanctuary is the major tourist attractions. The sanctuary houses a rich species of wildlife including Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar etc.

Panther, Kumbhalgarh Narali - Proud of many Hindu & Jain temples like the temple of Adinath with beautiful mural paintings,this sacred site lies at a distance of 6km from Ranakpur.


Accommodation
The hotels in Ranakpur provide every facility to the tourists and also assist them in their pilgrimage tour. The hotels in Ranakpur are the best in Rajasthan to stay at during sightseeing tours in Rajasthan. Hotel Fateh Bagh is well nestled in the Aravalli Hills.


How to Reach
By Air - The nearest airport from Ranakpur is at Udaipur which is at a distance of 80 kms.
By Rail - Falna 35 kms away is the nearest rail head from Ranakpur.
By Road - The place is 80 kms from Udaipur.by roads but city buses run on the route to Udaipur.


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