Why Should You Visit Ranakpur Village?
Nestled amidst the secluded valley of the Aravalli mountain ranges in Rajasthan, Ranakpur is a quaint settlement. It is surrounded by lush green valleys and flourishing streams, which is quite rare to see in a state like Rajasthan. It is stationed at an approximate distance of 100 km from Udaipur and serves as the perfect travel destination for all kinds of travellers.
Thousands of visitors and tourists visit Ranakpur Village every year. More often, you will find people heading to Ranakpur for a long weekend getaway. Who doesn’t love spending time in the arms of nature, right?
If you are looking for a quiet little tourist destination away from the hustle-bustle of the city, then Ranakpur is the place to be. You can plan a full-fledged solo trip to the village in Rajasthan (highly recommended) or take a short trip from Udaipur or any other city in the state. Either way, the idea is to have a cosy vacation away from the noise, and Ranakpur will ensure you have a memorable time!
Best time to visit Ranakpur
Owing to the soothing climate throughout the year, you can visit Ranakpur at any time. But the best time to visit Ranakpur is considered to be the winter months. The misty clouds and cold temperatures make Ranakpur a delight to visit. During the winter months, Ranakpur sees relief from the hot and humid temperature. Although not that hot, the village does experience some rise in the temperature.
The winter season makes it very easy for visitors to leave their rooms and step out. Even if you are not keen on exploring the town, you can just relax in your hostel or hotel and enjoy the gorgeous views of the serene surroundings and pleasant weather. What better way than to relax and rejuvenate in a quiet town away from city life, right?
However, if you are interested in exploring the town, then definitely do so. There is quite a lot for you to check out. Here are some of the must-visit tourist destinations that you can check out on your next visit to Ranakpur Village.
Ranakpur is home to some of the most stunning religious sites, and Sun Temple happens to be one of these. It is also known as the Surya Narayan Temple and is dedicated to Lord Sun. The walls are etched with beautiful carvings of warriors, horses, and celestial bodies, enhancing the overall allure of the temple. You will see the deity of Lord Sun riding a chariot with seven horses, which is a piece of art in itself! The temple is circular in shape and looks quite different from other temples in the vicinity.
Located at a short distance from Sun Temple is another temple in Ranakpur. It is known as Amba Mata Temple and is quite famous among the locals. A lot of devotees and cultural enthusiasts visit this temple every year.
Muchhal Mahavir Temple
Another prominent tourist destination in Ranakpur Village, Muchhal Mahavir Temple, is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. It is stationed in the Kumbalgarh Sanctuary and attracts a lot of devotees and visitors to its folds every year. The most interesting thing about the temple is that the deity has a moustache, which is quite unheard of. At the entrance of the temple, you will see two elegantly carved sculptures of elephants, which make for a delightful view! The sculptures are positioned in a guarding position, making it appear as though they are guarding the temple.
While you are exploring the Muchhal Mahavir Temple, don’t forget to check out the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary. It is an experience in itself and something you will remember for a lifetime!
Narlai is a tiny little town situated at a short distance of about 6 kilometres from Ranakpur. You can easily explore the most prominent tourist spots in Narlai in a day. The best way is to book a cab or taxi in the morning and explore Narlai the entire day and come back in the evening.
Again, Narlai is also famous for its wide variety of Hindu temples. It also houses quite a lot of Jain temples, making it a culturally-rich tourist destination. If you are keen on learning more about Jain temples and the religion, then a visit to Narlai is a must!
The most famous temple in Narlai is dedicated to Lord Adinath, popular as the first Tirthankara. For history enthusiasts, this temple would be just the perfect place to explore more. The temple is adorned with stunning murals and designs, and the architecture gives the visitors a glimpse into the history of the place. Apart from the temple, you will also find a lot of steep wells here.
Check out this post to learn more about Ranakpur tourism.
Why should you visit Ranakpur Village?
As mentioned earlier, Ranakpur Village is nuzzled amidst the stunning Aravalli mountain ranges. So, you can expect the crowd to be lesser and more pleasant surroundings. Most people visit Ranakpur to get away from the city life and have a calm and collected time. Well, you can think of your solo trip to Ranakpur as a tiny little break from the mundane life!
I visited Ranakpur once during my solo trip to Udaipur. I took a train from Udaipur to Ranakpur and came back the next day. It turned out to be quite a beautiful experience. What I really liked about Ranakpur was its calmness and tranquillity. It was surely a relief from the crowd and hustle-bustle of the city!
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