Temple in Kumbalgarh Fort lit-up
Club Mahindra Resort Kumbalgarh
Ranakpur .... fine marble carvings
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.
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.
Kumbalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Jain Marble Temples
Kumbalgarh, Ranakpur, Nathdwara, Haldighati ..... historic, religious and scenic locations in the Aravalli mountain ranges of South Rajasthan