Ranakpur is a town located in the Pali district of Rajasthan. Ranakpur is well known for its marble Jain temple. In this town the main temple is Chaumukha Mandir which is a four-faced temple dedicated to, the first Jain Tirthankar in Jainism (Adinath). The temple has 29 halls and 1444 individual engraved pillars at the compound. The main tourist attraction in Ranakpur are Chaumukha temple, Neminath temple, Sun temple and Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary. The Sun temple is managed by the the Udaipur royal family trust. The Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary is a good attraction for wildlife lovers. The best time to visit Ranakpur are in the month from October to February.
Places to visit
The most famous Jain temple in Ranakpur is Chaumukha temple dedicated to Lord Adinath. This temple was built in the 15th century.
Two more temples are dedicated to Neminath who was the 22nd Jain Tirthankara and one other temple is dedicated to the Sun God.
Rana Kumbha, the warm-hearted king granted Dharna Sha a businessman land to build the framed Jain Temple in the city. Ranakpur is considered a holy land for the Jains.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a main tourist attraction of city Ranakpur. This sanctuary encircles the massive fort of Kumbhalgarh. The sanctuary makes home to many species of wildlife. This sanctuary enjoys the flora including the trees and plants. This sanctuary boosts of the existence of 40 wolves. Read more
Muchhal Mahavir Temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavir. It is famous for its open square, pillars and artistic models in the round passage. People visiting the temple have belief and faith in fulfilment of their wishes.