A quaint town in Rajasthan, Ranakpur is a famous pilgrimage site for the Jain
community. This beautiful town is cuddled away in an isolated valley in the Aravalli
mountain range. Ranakpur is located at a distance of just 90 KM from Udaipur.
The town is popular for its spectacular Jain temples, which are best known for their
magnificence and marvelous masonry. The Ranakpur temples represent the rich
cultural, spiritual and architectural heritage of India. The exquisite Jain Temple
dedicated to the first of the 24 Tirthankars, Rushubdev. In fact, the experience of
Ranakpur travel will be a lifetime memory for every visitor, whether he/she is a Jain
devotee or architecture explorer. If you are planning a visit to this city, then choose the
best Ranakpur holiday packages and explore Ranakpur at its best.
Best Sightseeing Places in Ranakpur
Ranakpur is mainly famous for its beautiful temples. Located about 90 KM from
Udaipur, the Ranakpur temple complex is a must visit place. The complex contains
Chaumukha temple (Four-Faced Temple) that is dedicated to Adinathji, the first
tirthankar. The 2 other Jain temples in the complex are devoted to Parasnath and
Neminath. The complex also consists of a Sun temple and the Amba Mata temple
(located close to main temple complex). So, don't miss a visit to this temple cpmplex
during your Ranakpur tour.
Located approximately 8 KM from Ranakpur is Sadri. The main attractions of this place
are its magnificent temples. The oldest of them are the Chintamani Parasvanath Temple
and Varahavtar Temple.
Desuri town is approximately 16 KM from Ranakpur. This town is famous for a number
of temples, amongst them the most noteworthy ones are those dedicated to Lord Shiva,
Navi Mata and Lord Hanuman. There is also an old mosque here, which is worth a visit.
Ghanerao is renowned for a number of Hindu temples. The most impressive temple is
of Gajanand. This temple houses a life-size statue of the goddesses Siddhi and Ridhi.
Then, there is a temple of Lord Mahavira that dates back to 10th century.
Located around 6 KM from Ranakpur, Narlai is cuddled at the base of a hill. Narlai is
known for a large number of Jain and Hindu temples. For calm walks, this place also
houses a good baori (step-well). Muchhal Mahaveer and Falna are some other popular
Best Time for Holidaying in Ranakpur
Ranakpur enjoys temperate climate with hot summers and cool winters. Therefore, the
ideal time to enjoy holidaying in Ranakpur is from 'October to March', when the weather
is soothing as well as pleasant. So, plan your Ranakpur trip during this time and enjoy
best of sightseeing and exploring in Ranakpur.
Must Buy Things from Ranakpur
Ranakpur is famous for its beautiful temples but there is not much scope for tourists
of shopping. However, if you really want to shop, then you can head to Udaipur from
Ranakpur, which is a famous shopping place for silver jewellery, potteries, miniature
paintings and gems.
Explore Options to Reach Ranakpur
Before booking Ranakpur holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you
can reach to this beautiful city of Rajasthan.
Udaipur is the nearest airport, which is about 90 KM away. Regular flights
connect Udaipur to cities like Delhi and Mumbai. You can take taxis from Udaipur to
Udaipur is the nearest Railway station, which is connected to other major cities
of India like, Jaipur, Ajmer and Delhi. You can take taxis from Udaipur railway station to
get transfer to Ranakpur.
Ranakpur is connected through a good network of roads linking Udaipur to
other cities in Rajasthan and neighboring states. So, choose any of the travel modes to
go for your Ranakpur vacation.