Ranakpur Tourism Images

About Ranakpur Tourism

When you see Ranakpur from a distance, it appears as an expanse of greenery, with hills weaving in and out of one another. Far below in the valley, amidst ll this green, stands a gleaming white jewel, radiant in the wilderness. The radiance is the work of the marble-carvers who made Adinath glow with spiritual bliss. They have mad eth white marble come to life, speak, and tell beautiful stories – the legend of Lord Rishabhadeva, who meditated under a rayan tree and left his footprint here; the account of Dharna Shah, the minister of Rana Kumbha, and his vision of a celestial vehicle as a temple to the lord; the tale of Depa, the architect and his team of artists who gave life to the stones. Not to forget Rana Kumbha, who gave land for the temple and his name to this place, Ranakpurr.

Sightseeing Places in Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Adinath Temple
Set in a secluded, wooded valley of the Aravalli Hills, the 15th century Ranakpur temple complex, dominated by the great Adinath Temple, is one of the five great holy places of the Jain faith. The grand scale and sheer architectural complexity of the white marble temple distinguish it as perhaps the single most impressive example of Western Indian temple architecture. The temple has an unusual four-sided plan with four separate entrances. Each entrance leads through a veritable forest of columns, and a number of beautifully ornamented halls and chapels, to the central sanctum containing a four-faced image of Adinath.

Each of the temple's 1,444 pillars is carved with different patterns of floral motifs, and the play of light and shadow on the pillars, as the sun moves from east to west each day, is one of the glories of this monument. Equally stunning is the superb filigree carving on the concentric ceiling pendants, and the exuberant grace of the goddesses who form the support brackets. On one of the columns facing the sanctum, a carved panel with two figures on it depicts Dharna Shah, the builder of the temple, who was a minister of the maharana of Mewar, and his architect, Depa

Fateh Bagh Hotel
The luxurious Fateh Bagh Hotel is a unique hotel; a few years ago, the crumbling ruins of a 200-year old Rajput-style palace near Jodhpur was relocated stone by stone to Ranakpur and converted into a luxury retreat, with a pool, spa and a restaurant. The restaurant offers Indian and Continental food.

How to reach Ranakpur

By Air
Udaipur is the closest airport. It's approximately 3 hrs long journey from the airport.

By Rail
Udaipur is the closest railway station.

By Bus
The road from Udaipur through Iswal, Gogunda and Saira is usually well-maintained.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?ENQUIRE NOWor call+91 11 40504050