Ranakpur is among the five
holiest places of the Jain
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.
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
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.