A major pilgrim destination in Rajasthan, the city of Ranakpur beholds the beauty of some ancient and age old temples. When seen with the background of the deserted sand dunes, the temples of the city look marvelous. Ranakpur has a lot of Jain Temples with pillars which have beautiful cravings. The main temple in this region is the Chamukha temple which is dedicated to Adinathji. Other temples that the religious pilgrims must not miss out here are Hindu Sun Temple, Neminath Temple, Parsavnath Temple and the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The wildlife enthusiasts can also have a good time witnessing the wildlife at the Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. With lots more, you can make the best time of life in this city.
Places To SeeJain Temple in Ranakpur
One of the five most sacred pilgrimage sites for the Jain community, the Jain temple finds a scenic location on the western side of the Aravalli Range. Built in honor of Lord Adinathji, the temple is constructed out of marble. The temple is part of a complex that houses four other temples. Desuri
This is a small village, located about 25 kms from Ranakpur. It is famous for its temples and attracts Hindu devotees throughout the year. Some of the prominent temples here include Navi Mata Temple, Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva Temple. Tip
: While visiting Desuri, you can also see the Parsuram Mahadeo located on a hill close by. Ghanerao
Like Ranakpur, Ghanerao is also known for its temples. There are eleven Jain temples in this area, the most popular being the Muchhal Mahavir Temple. The Gajanand Temple attracts the Hindu devotees. It houses the idols of Lord Ganesh and deities of Riddhi and Siddhi. Sadri
Once termed as the ‘Gate of Mewar to Marwar’, Sadri is of great significance for the Jain community. Sadri serves as the base camp for pilgrims who come to pay their obeisance at the nearby Ranakpur Temple, Shri Parshuram Mahadev Mandir, Varahavtar Temple and Chintamani Parsvanath Temple. Muchhal Mahavir Temple
Dedicated to Lord Mahavir this temple is located in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, about 5 km away from Ghanerao. Two statues of elephants guard the entrance. Tip
: You can also visit the Garasia tribal villages located nearby. Narlai
Set on the foothill, Narlai is about 6 km away from Ranakpur. Like other towns in the Pali district, Narlai also features several Jain and Hindu temples.
Things To DoKumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary spreads across an area of 578 square kilometres and extends across the Aravalli Range. It houses a diverse variety of wild life, including endangered species. You can witness the sloth bear, hyena, jackal, wolf, leopards, nilgai, sambhar, and chausingha (the four horned antelope), amongst the animal species. The bird life at Kumbhalgarh includes Golden Oriole, Parakeets, Bulbul and Grey Pigeons.