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Ranakpur Tourism - The City Of Temples
Ranakpur, City Of Temples Is A Jain Pilgrimage Center. A Serene Destination With No Jostling Crowds, Famous For The Marble Jain Temple And Sun Temple, Ranakpur In Rajasthan Is A Favored Tourist Destination.
Ranakpur is among the five holiest places of the Jain religion. Situated on the banks of River Maghai, the Ranakpur Temple is five hundred year old. It has a unique design and style. The main temple of the Ranakpur temple complex is called the Chaumukha Temple (four faced temple) and is dedicated to Adinathji, the first Jain tirthankara.
The stone carvings of this temple are stunning and have to be seen to be believed. It has 29 halls and intricately carved 1,444 columns, with no two columns looking alike. The assembly hall has two massive bells, each weighing a 108 kgs. Their sound echoes in the entire complex. The temple is in extremely good condition. The Ranakpur temple was nominated as one of the top 77 wonders in a contest for the new seven wonders of the world.
Also well worth a visit here is the Sun Temple. Built with Amber stone, its polygonal walls have remarkable carvings of warriors, horses & massive chariots.
The Ranakpur town has a beautiful ambience that is enhanced by its isolation. Situated in a verdant valley in the Aravali mountain range, its climate and serenity make for a relaxing holiday destination. The Royal retreat of Ranakpur is now a heritage hotel. Located just 98 Km away from Udaipur, it can easily be included in travel plans for Udaipur, as well as a destination by itself.
Shopping In Ranakpur
Being a small village, Ranakpur does not offer much for shopping. However, you can go for shopping in Udaipur, which is located around 98 km from Ranakpur. A wide variety of handicrafts such as jewelery, paintings, wood craft, leather craft, blue pottery, semi-precious gems etc are available in the bustling bazaars of Udaipur.
Accommodation In Ranakpur
If you are tilted towards luxury, then stay at the heritage hotel Maharani Bagh in Ranakpur. Offering luxuriously appointed rooms with best of facilities, the hotel was once the abode of the Maharani of Jodhpur. Falling into different categories, there are several other hotels in Ranakpur.
How To Reach
By Air: Dabok airport located near Udaipur is the nearest airport from Ranakpur.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is also at Udaipur, which is well linked to the other major cities of Rajasthan.
By Road:Ranakpur is well connected to Udaipur(90 km from Ranakpur) by road, which in turn is connected to the other major cities of Rajasthan.