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Ranakpur is amongst the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges and a must visit for the tourists coming to this region.


HISTORY

Ranakpur is named after Rana Kumbha whom Dharna Sah, a Jain businessman, approached when he had the vision of his great temple to ask for the land for its construction. Renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is amongst the five holiest places of the Jain community and exceptional in beauty. These temples were constructed in the AD 1439. It is located in the mountain ranges of Pali district, 39 kms. away from the Phalna railway station. Ranakpur is reached after passing lush green valleys and streams and the heart capturing views drive away any fatigue of the journey. The Ranakpur Jain Temple were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. whose sound echoes in the entire complex.


ENTERTAINMENT

Ranakpur Jain Temple
The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century


USEFUL INFORMATION

Location :     


The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex, 60 kms north of Udaipur, is one of the largest and most important Jain pilgrimage town in India. It is tucked away in a remote valley of the Aravalli range and is certainly worth seeing.

Climate :

In Summer : 42 C (Max) - 22 C (Min)
In winter : 20 C (Max) - 11 C (Min)
Rainy Season : from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Rainfall : 55 centimeters
Our suggestion : Best time to visit : Sept. to March.


RANAKPUR SIGHT-SEEING

Jain Temple

The Ranakpur Jain Temple were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century AD. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. ft area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and appropriate domes supported by over four hundred columns. There are 1,444 columns in all, which are intricately carved. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. whose sound echoes in the entire complex.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

This small ornamental garden, was a popular relaxing spot, where royal ladies came for a stroll, and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants.













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