Kumbalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Jain Marble Temples  

Kumbalgarh, Ranakpur, Nathdwara, Haldighati ..... historic, religious and scenic locations in the Aravalli mountain ranges of South Rajasthan 

Ranakpur, Rajasthan




Kumbalgarh Fort

Kumbalgarh Fort... basking in the wintery afternoon sun

 Kumbalgarh Fort ...  with the Lighting switched on at sunset


Temple in Kumbalgarh Fort lit-up 

 

Club Mahindra Resort Kumbalgarh

 Main Reception building of Club Mahindra's Kumbalgarh Resort

Friendly staff at Reception Desk

Aravalli range view from balcony of  Mahindra resort, Kumbalgarh

 

 Ranakpur .... fine marble carvings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower vendor ..... at Ranakpur Jain Temple entrance

 

 Haldighati

Rana Pratap Museaum

Chetak's emorial & Samadhi 

The neck of Haldighati; where the huge battle and bloodshed took place






In the week of February 13-18 2008 on a family vacation at Club Mahindra's Kumbalgarh Resort, we visited Ranakpur's famous and awesome marble-sculpted Jain Temple. Also made day trips to Kumbalgarh Fort, Haldighati and Nathdwara Sreenathji Temples. Some pictures and notes from this trip follows.

Kumbalgarh Fort

View of the Aravalli mountain range from Kumbalgarh fort ramparts with view of some of the temples inside the fort's walls

Temples inside Kumbalgarh Fort premises

Kumbalgarh Mahindra Resort

Floor Display of Rajasthani handicrafts at CM Reception area

Rajasthani handicarft item display at Mahindra resort, Kumbalgarh

Ranakpur Jain Temple

The Ranakpur Jain temple is located in a beautiful forested & wooded valley, in an isolated location in the Aravalli range. It is 60 Kms north of Udaipur and can be reached from in 2-3 hours drive from Udaipur .... We visited it as a day trip from Kumbalgarh.  The main Chaumukha (four-face) temple is dedicated to Adinath. This temple was built in 1439 with 29 halls and 1444 pillars. The whole temple is covered in intricate carvings in milk-white marble.

Marble carvings on many domes - inside Ranakpur Jain temple

Foreign & Indian visitors admire intricate marble carvings in Ranakpur

 

Dancing Apsaras ....  on Ranakpur Temple walls

 

Ceiling Panel at Ranakpur 

Haldighati 

The scene depicting Rana Pratap on horse attacking Man Singh on elephant leading the Moghul army .... at Rana Pratap Museum