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About Ranakpur

Jain Temple

   Ranakpur is a captivating village which is located between the cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. It lies in the Pali district of Rajasthan and is known for the spectacular range of Jain temples that can be found here. Ranakpur is a pilgrim destination which is indispensable in the itinerary of a tourist who is on his pilgrim tour of north India. Gather some important facts about Ranakpur that will prove to be of great help before you set out for a tour to this place. Touristplacesinindia.com is the site providing helpful inputs about Ranakpur that would be of great help to those who are planning a trip to Ranakpur.

Fast Facts

Area : 5 sq km
Altitude : 486 meters above sea level
Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi and English
Best time to visit : October to March
STD code : 02934

History of Ranakpur

Jain symbol This charming village has derived its name after Rana Kumbha. Well-known for some excellently carved 15th century Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is one of the five holiest places of the Jains and flaunts outstanding natural beauty. Dharna Sah, who happened to be a Jain businessman, approached Rana Kumbha when he had the vision of his great temple to request a portion of land for its construction. The magnificent Jain temples were built during the rule of the open-minded and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha during the 15th century. The basement of the complex covers 48,000 sq. feet area and features four additional shrines, twenty four pillared halls and domes supported by more than four hundred columns. There are 1,444 columns and all of them are intricately carved with different appearance. The inventively engraved nymphs playing the flute in various dance positions at an elevation of 45 feet makes for an absorbing sight.

Best Season, Climate and Clothing

Climate-wise Ranakpur remains hot during the summers and the mercury often touches 42 degrees Celsius and during the winter season the temperature can touch down to 10 degree Celsius. The rainy season begins from July and lasts till the midst of September with about 90 percent humidity in the air. For the summers, light cottons would be the best and for the winters, light woolen clothing is recommended. If you are planning to spend vacations in this amazing town then the recommended time is during the months of October to March.

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