Ranakpur is one of the famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan, located in the Pali district. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur and is located on the western side of the Aravalli range. It lies at a distance of 630 km from Delhi and it takes about 11 hours to reach Ranakpur from Delhi. Tourists wishing to go by road can also hire bikes in Delhi by approaching the now popular bike rentals in Delhi. They can pick up two-wheelers on rent according to their budget and comfort. Scooters on rent in Delhi are available for those who prefer scooters to bikes.
Ranakpur is one of the five famous pilgrim sites for Jains. It is located in a valley of the Aravalli range of Rajasthan. Ranakpur is named after Rana Kumbha, the ruler of Mewar who offers his land for the construction of the Jain temple to Dharna Shah, a local businessman following the Jain faith. This temple is dedicated t the Jain Tirthankara Adinatha, the first Tirthankar of the Jains. These temples are known for their intricate and detailed design and carvings on the ceiling and walls. The architecture leaves one awe-struck and speechless. Even professional architects drop their jaws when they see the interiors of the temples.
There are many other temples in Ranakpur that offer peace of mind to the devotees. The Chamukha temple is also dedicated to Adinath. This is the large temple with 29 halls and 1444 intricately carved pillars. No two pillars among 1444 are alike. The temple was constructed in the 15th century and is famous for the carvings on the windows depicting Jain figures. Another temple called the Pratiyon ka Mandir is also located in the temple complex. The Neminath temple, dedicated to Neminath- the 22nd Tirthnkar and the Surya Narayan Temple dedicated to Sun God are also located nearby depicting the Sun God driving his chariot of seven horses is also situated nearby. The temple of Amba Mata has located only 1 km away from the Chamukha temple.
A number of trekking trails allow the trekkers to have some fun. Nature and adventure lovers can enjoy trekking on these trails located in the Aravalli range. The Thandiberi, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakakar and Roopanmata trails are few of the most famous trails for trekking. It is spot more frequented by pilgrims than tourists but nature lovers can go there for trekking in beautiful Aravalli mountain range.
Bike lovers who wish to reach Ranakpur by road via can get bikes on rent from Delhi by approaching the Delhi bike rentals which offer good services at affordable prices. While hiring a two-wheeler in Delhi, it is suggested to explain the terrain of the place you wish to ride to so that the people at the rentals can help you choose the bike best suited for your road trip.