Ranakpur – a serene village in the Pali district of Rajasthan is a pious place for the Jains. Being an important place for pilgrimage, Ranakpur is home to some of the most beautiful and revered temples of western India. It is a remote valley in the Aravalli Ranges, situated 96 km from the famous city of Udaipur. The calm atmosphere of the place and the beautiful Jain temples which are made up of amber stones around the year 1438 attracts tourists to this place round the year.
This cozy hamlet and pilgrimage of Rajasthan is known as the town of temples. There are a lot of popular tourism places in Ranakpur. A king called Rana Kumbha gave to a rich businessman place to build Jain temples. Hence the city is named after this benevolent king. The Jain temple is the most important sightseeing places in Ranakpur. It is built over an area of 40000 sq. ft and is adorned with intricate carvings. The main focus of the architecture is the inscription of the nymphs and other celestial bodies. The two huge bells of 108 kg each add an icing on the cake. Other beautiful places are the Maharani Bagh orchard and the Aravalli hills. A Ranakpur Tour can include several things leaving behind a trail of memories.
The jeep safari through the Raunakpur valley can be one of the most memorable travel experiences in this place. The horseback travel in the Aravalli ranges and the visit to the Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary is an extra dose to the travel. Ranakpur is a two to three days stay trip for a refreshing weekend or so. The things to do in this town also include photography and bird watching. As the city is placed in the laps of nature and beauty, many photographers as well as artists come here for an excellent piece of click. The wildlife sanctuary adds to the beauty of photography. Hence if you are planning to have a tour to Rajasthan and want to see the original beauty of the city, then Ranakpur is an ideal travel destination in the state.