Ranakpur is a must visit palace in the great Aravalies, the valley provides
a picturesque view. People from all around the world came here to see the Ranakpur
Jain Temple. Ranakpur is situated on the Udaipur - Jodhpur highway.
Places to see
Ranakpur Jain Temple :: The world renowned state of the art
temple was built in 15th century and is just 90 kms away from Udaipur. The temple
is located in the gorgeous Aravali ranges. It is one of the most important pilgrim
among the five prilgrims of the Jainism. It is perhaps the most Byzantine and
massive of Jain temples in India, the area of the temples is about 40,000 square
feet. The most dazzling highlight of this temple is the countless, forty feet
high pillars. every one of those pillars are individually carved with its own
design, and the resulting effect is nothing less than spectacular. Standing
in this huge marble structure, complete with a centuries-old tree growing right
inside, you are overcome with awe at its intricacy and beauty. The complex also
contains several smaller temples, also fantastically carved. All of these temples
are in daily operation as religious buildings, so you'll need to be respectful.
Shoes and leather objects are forbidden inside.
Wildlife Sanctuary :: Visiting this sanctuary is the best way
to witness the beauty of of the great Aravali ranges. There you can encounter
with panthers, jackals, rare birds, wild-pigs, deer etc.
How to reach Ranakpur
By Road :: From Udaipur there are four deluxe buses daily,
Its better to hire a cab from Udaipur. The nearest airport is Dabok Airport,