The 15th cent Jain Temples of captivating Ranakpur village – a product of spectacular history – famous for exquisitely carved temples in amber stone, is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. These temples are one of five major Jain pilgrimage sites, and comprise of 29 halls and 1,444 pillars – no two of which are identical. The Sun temples were built during the reign of Rana Kumbha – all in beautiful white limestone – elaborately adorned with complex sculptures and sophisticatedly engraved nymphs playing flutes in different dance forms at an elevation of 45ft – a truly engaging sight. The images of 24 ‘Tirthankras’ or Prophets, are carved on the porticoes in a corridor engulfing the shrine.

Highlights

  • Jain Temple
  • Village
  • Nature
  • Scultpures

 Things to do

City Highlights of Ranakpur

This en route day trip take you the lovely white marbled Jain Temple complex in Ranakpur. Covering an area nearly 4500 square yards, having 29 halls, 80 domes and pavillions with 1,444 imposing pillars, Ranakpur is 1 of 5 most important pilgrimage sites for Jainism. The uniqueness about these pillars is that no two pillars are alike in design and sculptures. These temples are over 500 yrs old, yet well preserved.

Mountbatten Lodge-Picnic Lunch or Champagne Sunset Safari by Horse

Today, you can opt to enjoy a picnic lunch amid splendid environs of the Aravalli Range and its countryside; OR alternatively, you can enjoy an end to the day with a Champagne Sunset Horse Safari to either the magnificent Ranakpur Temples or the imposing Kumbalgarh fort. Return to dine and stay at the lodge overnight.

Mountbatten Lodge-Jeep Excursion to Ranakpur Temples

Post breakfast, look forward to a day of adventure heading out about 9kms to the famed Ranakpur Jain Temples on a jeep safari; drive to Bera Village for lunch with the Chieftain of Bera at the Castle. Return to dine at and stay overnight at the Lodge.

Mountbatten Lodge-Jeep Excursion to Kumbalgarh Fort

Post breakfast, leave the lodge to enjoy a Jeep Safari into the Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kumbalgarh Fort. Return to dine at and stay overnight at the Lodge.

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