Best Tourist Season (September – March)
Airport: Nearest Airport is Udaipur 80 km.
Railway: Falna, just 35 km, is the nearest railhead on the Delhi – Ahmedabad sector.
Road: Devgarh 90 km, Devigarh 160 km, Jodhpur 190 km, Kumbhalgarh 50 km, Luni 145 km, Mt. Abu 180 km, Rohet 150 km, Udaipur 90 km.
Ranakpur – a vllage near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. A valley on the western side of Aravalli Range.
Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain Temple and Sun Temple.
Though over 500 years old, the Jain Temples here are superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition. In the centre is the main temple dedicated to Trithankara Rishabdeo with a Chaumukha or four-faced shrine dedicated to Adinath. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls of the temple which contain 1444 pillars of which no two are similar.
Every conceivable surface of the walls pillars, and ceilings is carved and every corner and angle is engraved with Jain images. The quadruple image of Adinath stands in the main sanctuary, which is open on all four sides. Rising in three storeys, it has hour subsidiary shrines with a total 80 spuies supported by 420 columns. There are also 24 mandapas or porticos and spires. The entire temple is an orchestration of pillars, porticos, domes and spires.
This Jain Temple (Ranakpur) was nominated as one of the top 77 wonders in a contest for the new seven wonders of the world.
Summer maximum of 42°C and minimum 30°C
Winters maximum 30°C and minimum 11°C
Railfall 55 cm (annual)
Sightseeing in Ranakpur
Jain Temples: The dating of Jain temple is controversial but it is largely considered to be anywhere between in late 14th to mid 15th centuries.
Chomukha Temple: with richly carved pillars and arches
Sun Temple: Dedicated to Sun God.
Devgarh (90 km)
Jodhpur (190 km)
Kumbhalgarh (50 km)
Luni (145 km)
Mt. Abu (180 km)
Sardarsamand (95 km)
Udaipur (90 km)