Renowned to be the home of the most magnificent Jain Temple in the country, Ranakpur is a small hamlet located in the Pali district in Rajasthan. This village is located in between Jodhpur and Udaipur. It also has a small Sun temple that is administered by the trust of the Udaipur royal family. Important travel information about this religious village is as follows.
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a. Best time to visit Ranakpur:
The ideal time to visit this village is in between October to March when the climate is extremely pleasant with, the temperature ranging from a maximum of 20 degree Celsius and a minimum of 11 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Ranakpur?
1. By train:
The closest station to Ranakpur is located in Falna. The Falna Railway Station is well connected to most of the major cities and towns in the country.
2. By road:
If you to intend to travel to Ranakpur then the starting points located in close proximity are Udaipur and Jaipur.
a. How to reach Ranakpur from Jaipur : The shortest route to reach Ranakpur from Jaipur is via NH58 and NH 48as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
b. How to reach Ranakpur from Udaipur: The fastest route from Udaipur to Ranakpur is via RJ SH 32 and NH27 and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
3. By air:
The nearest airport to Ranakpur is located in Udaipur. The Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur is well connected to major cities around the country. Taxi services to Ranakpur are available from this airport.
c. Religious significance:
This town is renowned for a magnificent Jain temple that is supposed to have been built in the 15th century. This temple is dedicated to Trithankara i.e. teaching god Adinatha the founder of Jainism. A popular folklore states that it was a local businessman by the name of Dharma Shah that initiated the construction of this splendid Jain temple who apparently followed a divine vision. The construction of this Jain temple was supported by the then provincial ruler Rana Kumbha.
Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Ranakpur:
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