Jain Temple in Ranakpur
A small town nestled in a remote valley of the Aravalli
ranges and oozing loads of beauty, that's Ranakpur, a must visit
destination in Rajasthan. The lush greenery and flowing streams here
have an enrapturing quality that bind the spectator with beautiful
strings of admiration. The picturesque beauty has a refreshing aura
around them that leaves even the most exhausted soul bouncing back to
life and merriment.
Ranakpur has quiet a few attractions in store to entertain its guests who make special efforts to visit it or simply stop by en route to other places. However, what has been the highlight of the small town is the Jain Temple complex. The temple complex has an unbeatable significance, so much so that it has brought Ranakpur on the map of five most revered Jain pilgrim destination in India.
With such a status granted, it is little surprising that tourists make a beeline to find out what exactly make these temples worth visiting. Staying at Ranakpur is an excellent option to explore it in entirety. A little distance away from Ranakpur are other attractions like a Wildlife Sanctuary (Kumbhalgarh) and Hindu Temples that can be visited while on a trip. However, for those hard pressed with time, a day's trip from Udaipur is not a bad idea in any case.
Udaipur, at a distance of 60 km Ranakpur offers the nearest airport, the Dabok Airport. Flights from Udaipur connect to Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Aurangabad.
Udaipur also happens to be the most convenient railhead from Ranakpur though the nearest one lies at Phalna. Trains from Udaipur connect to Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer and Chittaurgarh
By road too Ranakpur is well connected to Udaipur which in turn connects it to various other tourist places within and outside Rajasthan. Prominent amongst these destination are Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota/Bundi, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Ahmedabad, Varodara, Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, and Mt Abu. A network of buses connect Ranakpur to nearby places apart from the four deluxe buses that run to and from Udaipur.