Ranakpur is said to be a city situated between the mountain ranges of Pali. It is at a distance of approximately forty kilometers from Phalna that is in Rajasthan. This is the place which is very prominent in Rajasthan and is also said that it has achieved its name after Rana Kumbha. It is because he was the one who gave an idea of building up Jain Temple to Dharna Saha who was a Jain businessman there. Hence when you visit this place you will see that it is rich in Jain temples.
Kumbhalgarh is a place located just 85 km from Udaipur, and is also known to be one of the very famous forts of Rajasthan. This place is situated at the North West region of Rajasthan and is known to be amidst of the 13 peaks of the Aravali hills. When you are here you can take a look at all the many landscapes and other scenic beauty which will help you experience solitude and solace. History related to this region is that is was the one that was used by the Mewar rulers to get shelter and accommodation at the time of danger.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Ranakpur/Kumbhalgarh
Ranakpur – here you can take a look at the very prominent Jain Temple which is known to be constructed in to the fifteenth century. In this temple you will find four shrines; domes and also elegant 24 pillared halls which add to the beauty of the temple. It a master piece which can be said as a wonderfully constructed one.
There are four hundred columns which support this temple. The Ranakpur Jain temple which was constructed in fifteenth century by Rana Kumbha is also the one which is worth seeing. It is the one that will grab the attention of too many and therefore is a sight just worth taking a look at.
Kumbhalgarh – Here you can take a look at the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. This is said to be one of the best place to take a look at all the wildlife if you are fond of them. Here you can take a look at animals like Panthers, Wild boars, and also crocodiles and a lot more. Apart from these you can also look out for wildlife like that of flamingoes, spoonbills and egrets.
Another attraction of this place is the Kumbhalgarh fort. It is known that this is one of the very major tourist attractions here. Located at the height of 1914 meters above the sea level it looks really very massive and is also worth looking at. This fort looks very magnificent because it has a 36 km long wall and also seven grand gates plus the seven ramparts too. If you wish to visit this place then it is advisable that you take good information about it before itself.
When you have made up your plan to travel the next thing which you need to look for is how you will reach to Ranakpur/Kumbhalgarh.
For this place the nearest airport is Udaipur. The nearest station too is Udaipur.
When you travel by airways and the airport is just 85kms away. The nearest railway station to this place is Phalna. Further you can book a car drive for these cities.
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