Should one take a Guide in Ranakpur Temple?
Yes, despite all the in-depth information we’ve rendered, having a guide in a temple like this, is a big time help.
One, the structure is massive so without a guide, there are chances that you can miss out on some carvings.
Second, only a guide can help you with every piece’s history or telling you whether it’s restored or not.
How to cover Ranakpur temple on a road trip?
Undoubtedly the best way to cover Ranakpur Temple and Kumbhalgarh Fort is on a Udaipur to Jodhpur Road trip.
Hit the road at Udaipur (via Rajasthan SH 32) and in 2 hours you’ll reach Ranakpur.
It will hardly take you 2 hours to explore every nook and cranny of this place.
Later, you can travel to Kumbhalgarh Fort for a little adventure in history and then further, head for Jodhpur.
What are some rules for travelers in Ranakpur Temple?
- While there is no set attire for Ranakpur Temple, the authorities expect travelers to dress modestly. Other than that, if you are a women, kindly cover yourself properly including your legs.
- Visitors cannot take anything made of leather inside the premises of this temple complex. So, if you have any leather item it will be deposited at the entrance.
- You have to pay a donation of 100 rupees for carrying camera into the premises. However, even if you are carrying a cell phone with a camera, it will also be considered as a camera.
- While exploring do not touch the deity or any of the carvings in the complex. Not only is it against the rule, it is also disrespectful to the religion.
What are the other things to do near Ranakpur Temple?
There are a plethora of things that you can do while on a trip to this magical land. Amongst which, the top picks are mentioned below.
Wolf Spotting in Ranakpur
Seeing a wild animal from close proximity is a popular bucket list item, if it’s on yours too, then, taking a trip to the Joba Wolf Point might render you all the pleasures that are attached to spotting wildlife.
Yes, we actually mean all of it, the adrenaline rush, and the uncertainty and of course the jaw-dropping, once you spot these wild animals.
The best part about this experience is that you’ll get to do a little off-roading for 6 kms to reach the Joba Village from Ranakpur. Isn’t that just amazing?
Treks from Ranakpur Temples
Are you someone who likes to blaze a trail? Then the offbeat 6-hour long trek on the laps of Aravalli will surely entice you in a heartbeat.
Trekking through the monochrome jungles, encountering wildlife is the highlight of this trek.
There are thick forests, water streams and steep slopes, perfect ingredients to make a wonderful trek.
Interested? Then these are the few treks you can take:
- Ranakpur to Thandi Beri Trek
- Ranakakar Trek
- Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh Trek
- Roopmati Trek
Pamper the wildlife lover in you at Sunset Leopard Jungle Safaris
Imagine, an orange streaked sky with the wind brushing on your face and the roars of leopards in the background.
Wouldn’t that be an adventure of a lifetime? Well, we second that!
Areas near Ranakpur Temple Rajasthan are blessed with natural bounty.
So, it makes absolute sense to make the most out of it on a visit here and take back memories, or for that matter, pictures of leopards against the setting sun. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Rekindle your inner naturalist at Tirthankar Nature Trail
If you are a naturalist with a knack for flora and fauna, then, you are in for a treat. Tirthankar Nature’s trail flaunts the wide ranging of the Aravalli Range.
Here, forget about the time when Rajasthan was just about forts and palaces, it’s certainly has a bigger and brighter picture that you can peek into while on a nature trail here.
Click! Click! Click! At Ranakpur Dam
Are you a fan of panoramic views? Then, Ranakpur brings you the oldest Rajasthani dam that’s also the hub for avid bird watchers.
Just pull out your camera and capture the magic that the place beholds. Believe us, you won’t be disappointed.
If you are planning on visiting it, take an early morning hike and you’ll be stunned with the beauty that will surround you. Also, this place is great for sunset views, so, don’t miss it for the world!
What are some attractions near Ranakpur Temple?
About 32 km east of Ranakpur lays Kumbhalgarh, a remote historical fort, bringing to life the chivalrous and warlike Rajput era.
It is guarded by humongous walls, making it the rightful successor of the Great Wall of China in every aspect.
Kumbhalgarh was the most important Mewar fort after Chittorgarh.
If taken into consideration all the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh was where the rulers took refuge in times of danger.
History gives the testimony of the strength of this fort with an incident where the combined forces of Amber, Marwar and Mughal emperor Akbar couldn’t breach the thick walls of this fort.
Walls of this fort stretches for 36km and they’re so wide in some places that eight horses can ride side-by –side. Inside the structure, lie around 360 intact and ruined temples.
As a matter of fact, some of them are so old that they date back to the Mauryan period in the 2nd century BC.
Other than that, for your excursions, this fort also has palaces, gardens, step-wells and 700 cannon bunkers.
Come bridge the present to the past, at a village stay in Rajasthan.
Here, you will get to experience that part of Rajasthan’s culture and heritage of a city that is less explored by travelers.
Located only 9 km from Ranakpur, the Sadri village is a great place to connect with the colossal roots of Rajasthan.
Here you’ll get the opportunity to interact with imminent artisans and buy some one-of-a-kind pieces that will later adorn your living space.
Sadri acts as a gateway to Mewar and is the major worship place for the Jain community/
That’s not all. If you are a photographer, and you love to capture life, then you might have hit a jackpot. Click some amazing frames while visiting the local bustling bazaars and temples nearby.
About 6 kms from Ranakpur you’ll find the quaint town of Narlai settled beneath a ginormous hill.
Besides being in close proximity to the Jain haven Ranakpur, Narlai is the hub for Hindu temples.
If you want to see village life in all its less-glittery light, you can consider this place for a brief visit.
Famed to have equally exceptional carving like Taj Mahal, Dilwara Temple in Rajasthan is a treat on any Rajasthan itinerary.
Built in the 11th and 13th century AD amid the picturesque hills of Mount Abu, Dilwara temples have a unique aura that is hard to explain.
These remarkable Jain temples are Mt Abu’s pride. It is an understatement to say that these temples feature some of India’s finest temple carvings.
They have resided in this wilderness for centuries and have served the purpose of embarking peace into the region.
Keeping aside the beauty that its renders, the fact that the artisans were paid according to the amount of dust they collected, encouraging them to carve ever more intricately are just remarkable.
has an unmatched romantic setting in all of Rajasthan and to be honest in all India.
Draped in the crystal curtains Lake Pichola amid the nutty Aravalli Range, Udaipur looks like pearl from a distance.
This city is famous for its pristine palaces, temples, Havelis (traditional Manors) and countless narrow, timeless streets that give this city its life.
There is so much to do in Udaipur beyond the usual palace hunts.
This includes enjoying the serene boat rides on the lakes, enjoying the bustle and colour of bazaars, falling for beautiful arts scenes and enjoying the wonder that is life.
In the patronage of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, is the blue city of Rajasthan, creating a spectacle on its own.
Brimming in cultural facets and arrays of indigo blue houses, this ancient settlement is a star on every Rajasthan itinerary.
This blue city is free of blues.
Come here for the elixir of life, for the winding streets and bustling bazaars.
For the leap in history that can make you travel in time and for the jump in future that justifies the chaos that surrounds it.