Situated between the ‘Lake City’ of Udaipur and the ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur, Ranakpur is a famous pilgrimage destination. Named after Rana Kumbha, Ranakpur has one of the largest Jain temples in the country. It is one of the five sacred sites for the Jains. Plan a tour to Ranakpur Rajasthan to explore the architectural splendor of the place.
Ranakpur boasts of its beautiful Jain temple. If you are at staying within striking distance of Ranakpur, do not miss an opportunity to visit the 15th century Ranakpur Jain temple. The main temple of the complex, the Chaumukha temple, is dedicated to the first Jain saint Adinathji, features 29 halls that cover 48000 sq feet. A four-faced idol of the tirthankara is placed in the mail temple. Other two temples in the complex are dedicated to Parasvanath and Neminath.
The renowned Ranakpur Jain temple is known for its marvelous architecture and immaculate carvings. With shikhara, cupolas, turrets and domes, the Jain temple at Ranakpur leaves a lasting impression on the mind of the visitor. The most notable feature of this Jain temple is that there are 1444 pillars and every pillar has unique style and design. If you are an avid art lover then Ranakpur is a destination not to miss.
Other tourist attraction of Ranakpur is the 8th century Sun temple, which is located close to the Jain temple. Dedicated to Sun god, the temple is beautifully adorned with intricate carvings. If you are interested in excursion trip, you can travel to Sadri, Desuri, Narlai, Ghanerao or Falna. Also explore the beautiful city of Udaipur on your tour to Ranakpur Rajasthan.