There are a number of places to see and tour in Ranakpur. Given below is a list of the places to be included in a Ranakpur, Rajasthan sightseeing tour:
The main tourist attractions of Ranakpur are its famous temples.
Situated approximately 90km from Udaipur, the Ranakpur temple complex is
a must see. The main Chaumukha temple (Four-Faced Temple) is dedicated
to Adinath, the first tirthankar. The two other Jain temples in the
complex are dedicated to Neminath and Parasnath. There is also the Sun
temple and the Amba Mata temple near the main complex.
Situated approximately 8 km from Ranakpur is Sadri. The main draws of
Sadri include a few magnificent temples, the oldest of them being the
Varahavtar Temple and the Chintamani Parasvanath Temple. There is also
an old dargah, Dargah of Khudabaksh Baba here.
The town of Desuri is approximately 16 km from Ranakpur. It is famous
for a number of temples. The most remarkable ones are those dedicated to
Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Navi Mata. There is also an old mosque here
that is worth a visit. Nearby Desuri, situated in the hills, is a temple
dedicated to Parsuram Mahadeo.
Ghanerao is well known for a number of Hindu temples. The most
impressive temple is that of Gajanand. The temple houses a life-size
statue of the goddesses Ridhi and Siddhi. On the either of the statue
are the images of Lord Hanuman and Bhairon Baba. Then there is a temple
of Lord Mahavira, dating back to the 10th century. The town also has a
castle, now converted into a hotel.
Lying approximately 6 km from Ranakpur, Narlai is situated at the base
of a hill. Narlai is known for a number of Hindu and Jain temples. One
of the temples is that of Adinath, the Jain first tirthankar. An ancient
temple, it has beautiful frescoes on the ceilings of the outer mandap. A
perfect place for serene walks, Narlai also houses a good baori
Muchhal Mahaveer is a temple situated in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, and
is approximately 5 km from Ghanerao. The temple houses the statue of
Lord Mahavira with a moustache. Two elephant statues, superb examples of
architecture, stand as guards on the gateways of the temple. You can
also take a peek at the tribal life of Rajasthan by visiting Garasia
tribal villages situated nearby.
Lying 35 km from Ranakpur, Falna is renowned for a few striking