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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  • Every inch of this Marvelous Temple is stupefying. Looking at the Finest art would make you amaze perplexity. The art has gone with time and only wonder is left for the world. There are wonderful natu...  more »
  • Stunning, ornate, peaceful, amazing. As a bonus, the long drive to get here from Udaipur goes through many small villages, farming country, and lovely countryside. We hired a driver, started very earl...  more »
  • If you are traveling in the region of Rajastan, I strongly recommend you to find time to make a detour to Ranakpur to visit this wonderful Temple, probably the best expression of the building style of the temples Jains. I would recommend getting the audio guide. Simply speechless. Long trousers are a must for everyone. You cannot bring into any food or drink: it is searched at the entrance!
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  • must see temple. worth enduring long journey to reach this temple. there is nowhere like here in the world.. passing the small entrance there is a totally new world. marvellous marble pillars makes me feel I am in the forest.. pillars are like white trees... no matter how many people are in the temple.. it just overwhelms everything. pictures cannot capture the atmosphere..
  • 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.
  • None of the pillars of the temple have same carvings. Excellent piece of art! This temple is for 24 Jain Tirthankars (lords). People can perform pooja (worship) till 3:30-4pm. There's audio guide available in French, Spanish, English and a few other languages. There's a canteen in the temple compound. Not many food options available around otherwise.
  • Superb architecture. Take audio guide. It is very informative. I had an excellent tour of the whole temple.
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