Ranakpur Jain Temples Near Kumbhalgarh

Ranakpur Jain Temples:

Apart from the beautiful scenic locations in Kumbhalgarh, the places around Kumbhalgarh are equally beautiful and worth watching. Missing these places would be a great loss to an adventure seeker. One of the most important destinations is the Ranakpur Jain temples. These well-known and renowned temples are not too far away from Kumbhalgarh and are just 50 Kms away from them through Vanpura and Saira.

Ranakpur Temple
Ranakpur Temple

Rana Kumbha built these Jain temples in the year of 1438. Ranakpur, which was then a frequently ravaged war land turned into a center full of serenity and tranquility and also became a center of meditation. It also turned into a museum to protect sculptures to which the rich and wealthy ministers and merchants of the Jain community kept adding statues and shrines. The Chaumukha temple, which is situated right at the center of all the temples, has been dedicated to the Adinath Tirthankara. There lies an astonishing monument right in the middle of 29 halls and 1444 different pillars and each of them have been carved distinctly.

Out of all the temples, 2 of them have been specifically dedicated to the Jain saints. These temples have two very beautiful carvings of Parasnath and Neminath and are quite identical to those, which are responsible for making Khajuraho so famous.

There is also a Sun temple pretty nearby which has wall’s which are decorated and embellished richly using various figures and designs like horses, warrior and other solar Deities riding splendid Continue reading “Ranakpur Jain Temples Near Kumbhalgarh”

Reaching Kumbhalgarh

How to Reach Kumbhalgarh:

Reaching Kumbhalgarh
Reaching Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh, which is situated in the southern part of Rajasthan, is a very interesting destination attracting a lot of tourists all over. A couple of the tourist destinations, which are worth seeing, are the wildlife Sanctuary, the Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Muchchla Mahavir.

Kumbhalgarh is easily accessible using various mediums of transportation. There are several ways using which you can easily reach Kumbhalgarh. If you want to travel by road then there are several buses that take you to Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur, which is very well linked to major cities in Rajasthan, Gujarat and other important neighboring states. Another option is Ranakpur, which is again merely 18Kms away from Kumbhalgarh. You also have a choice for selecting your buses from the regular ones, which are generally taken by the localities, or the deluxe buses, which are the air-conditioned ones. Many buses from Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Udaipur pass through Kumbhalgarh.

If you wish to travel by train in order to reach your destination then several trains from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer pass through Phalna (Falna), which is the nearest junction to reach Kumbhalgarh.

As far as traveling by air is concerned, the nearest airport to Kumbhalgarh is at Udaipur. The airport is known as the Dabok Airport and it is situated just about 85 Kms away. The airport is Continue reading “Reaching Kumbhalgarh”