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Located 96 km from the enchanting city of Udaipur, Ranakpur is visited by many tourists for its magnificent temples. Ranakpur is a holy city, which abounds in beautiful temples. The history of the intricately carved temples goes back to the 15th century when Ranakpur was ruled by Rana Kumbha.
Attractions of Ranakpur
Tourists from all over the world come to Ranakpur to see its fascinating temples, which are high on beauty quotient. The Jain temple is one of the famous temples of Ranakpur. Built in honour of Tirthankara Rishabhji, the Jain temple is a four faced temple, which is open on all four sides. Built with light coloured marble, the temple has captivating domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas. Covering an area of 48,000 sq feet, the temple has 29 beautiful halls. The 1,444 pillars of the temple are amazingly carved and no two pillars are alike. The meticulously carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures look breathtaking. The assembly hall houses two bells weighing 108 kg. All the statues of the temple face one or the other statue. The inscription on a pillar near the main shrine reads that the temple was constructed by an architect named Deepaka in 1439. This temple was rated as one of the top 77 wonders in a contest for the new seven wonders of the world. On your Rajasthan tour, do come to Ranakpur to see the majestic Jain temple, which is known for its architectural beauty.
The Sun temple of Ranakpur is an arresting temple, which was built in the 13th century. The temple was destroyed during an invasion and rebuilt in the 15th century. The wonderful sculptures of the temple attracts the attention of the visitors.
Saduri and Desuri are the places known for beautiful temples located near Ranakpur, which can be visited on your tour to Ranakpur.