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Ranakpur

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Ranakpur is a village located between Jodhpur and Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravelli Range in the state of Rajasthan. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for the much older Sun Temple. Ranakpur boasts four Jain temples.

Built in 1439, the main Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Adinath. Known as the Chaumukha Temple, or Four-Faced Temple, this huge and superbly crafted building possesses 29 halls supported by an astonishing 1444 pillars, no two alike. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill.

The dating of the temple is controversial though it is largely considered to be anywhere between the late 14th to mid-15th centuries. Inspired by a dream of a celestial vehicle, Dharna Shah, a Porwad, is said to have commissioned it, under the patronage of Rana Kumbha, then ruler of Mewad. The temple was purportedly nominated as one of the top 77 wonders in a contest to Seven Wonders of the World.

Within the complex are two other Jain temples to Neminath and Parasnath. The temples boast beautiful carvings similar to those of Khajuraho.

A short distance away is the Sun Temple, an 8th century A.D. temple dedicated to the Sun god. The temple has polygonal walls richly embellished with carvings of warriors, horses and solar deities riding splendid chariots.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Ranakpur, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India
Taj, Temples & Havelis
10 days FROM $3,699

Join us for an exciting Indian adventure, taking in the highlights of India’s famed Golden Triangle and exploring romantic Udaipur before getting off the beaten track in rural Rajasthan. Hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ and escorted by one of our expert local guides, we’ll watch the sunrise at the Taj, enjoy sunset boat cruises and lofty cable car rides, visit floating markets and more.

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
Passage to India
15 days FROM $3,099

Embark on a colourful journey through remarkable Rajasthan. Explore the legendary Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, before travelling into the mighty Thar Desert to explore the remote towns of Bikaner, Jaisalmer and the Blue city of Jodphur. Opt to finish your tour back in Delhi or head south to Mumbai, the home of Bollywood.

Tailormade Holidays to Ranakpur

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Ranakpur.

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