Jain Temple - Ranakpur, Ranakpur

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Admire the ornate marble structure of Jain Temple - Ranakpur, said to be the most grandiose of the Jain temples. Dating back to the 15th century, the temple has been renovated a couple of times, but remains a marvel of architecture, boasting thousands of elaborate statues, shrines, domes, and turrets. For a small fee, you can use the audio guide as you explore the majestic building and learn about its history. Admire the temple’s countless pillars, over 1,400 of them, with each one adorned with distinct carvings and details. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Ranakpur holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jain Temple - Ranakpur and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Free to visit, wouldn’t go out of my way to visit it. You’re not supposed to take phones or leather goods into it, there’s lockers available for 20 rupees at your own risk. They search you before you ...  more »
  • All in elegance, to the multiple sculpted columns. We don't know where to look. Shoes not permitted in the temple. Respecting this place of silence. The Park around was stormed by the monkeys.
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  • If you like to be amongst a lot of fellow tourists, go here. And a lot is really A LOT. Busses full of Russians who are shooting their own Bollywood scenes with their phones in the temple for instance...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture... Lots of Temples are housed inside. Mobile phones, cameras are allowed inside at extra charge, however no entry fees. Elegant Clothing is mandatory. One main temple and others in surrounding. Usually takes 20-30 minutes for main temple. Would recommend to carry cameras to capture rare art work.
  • Ranakpur Temple is an imposing and highly decorative Jain temple that is famous for its art and architecture, considered some of the world’s best. Built in the 15th century, it took more than 50 years to construct the temple. One of the largest temples in India, Ranakpur Temple has 29 halls and 80 domes, but is really famous for its 1,444 pillars, of which each one is unique. Statues of deities top each dome. Extremely intricate carvings highlight the interior.
  • Ranakpur Jain Temple is 600 years ancient temple with unbelievable artwork. This is world famous for its architecture. A must visit place for all Jains and see the greatest assets our forefathers have created and left for us.
  • I can't describe in words the intricate details of the carvings in this temple. I can only say that you will be mesmerized with the architecture of the temple and it's beauty will be long etched in your memory.
  • One of the best place ever. you can visit here at evening time. what a view. Loved this place.

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Where to stay in Ranakpur

Just a few hotels lie in Ranakpur proper, since most visitors opt to take day trips to the impressive Jain temples. What you will find here tends towards the luxury side of things, with modern takes on traditional Rajasthani architecture, fine-dining restaurants, and well-maintained grounds. Jodhpur to the north, and Udaipur to the south offer a greater variety of accommodations, with rail options from the former and bus services from the latter getting you to Ranakpur.
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