Jainism is one of the few religions of the world that has survived through centuries without being overshadowed by other religions. It is considered as one of the most peaceful religion of the world and the teachings and ideals of Jainism remain resolute and the followers of this religion can be found all over the world today. Jainism is believed to be started by Tirthankara Rishabhnath, who, according to the devotees, lived millions of years ago, and it has been carried forward by many Tirthankara till the twenty-fourth and the last one, Tirthankara Mahavir, who lived in 500 BC. Over the next few centuries, Jainism was at its peak and many Jain Temples were constructed around the world for the devotees. In India, Jain Temples in Ranakpur hold the most sacred reputation among all Jain Temples, and these are visited by thousands of devotees from all over the world every year.
Situated in the town as small as Ranakpur, the major Jain Temple, which is named as Chaturmukha Jain Temple, is a beautiful marble building built is a keen devotee in fifteenth century by the aid from the ruler, Rana Kumbha of Mewar. It is devoted to the very first Tirthankara of Jainism, Tirthankara Adinath, and depicts the omnipresence of Jainism with its four entrances, one in each direction. This grand temple is one of the most visited Ranakpur tourist places; however, there are other attractions in and around Ranakpur that are inviting for the tourists. For example, Ranakpur Dam, nestled in the midst of the green valley is this little dam which offers a beautiful sunrise as well as mesmerizing sunset views. There are many other attractions which offer the natural, cultural and historical heritage of this place. The main attractions include Thandi Beri, Sun Temple Lohargal, Shri Rohini Mata Mandir, Kumbhalgarh Fort, and Kumbhalgarh National Park.
These places cannot all be visited in a day trip, which means you’ll need a proper place to stay for the weekend or 3-4 days, and there are hotels available that offer you lodging and food while you visit Ranakpur and surrounding areas. Mana Hotel is an excellent place to stay in Ranakpur, giving you meritorious services and an amazing experience of Rajasthan’s culture, which makes it one of the most unique hotels in Ranakpur Rajasthan. It is a centrally located hotel, which is only five minutes’ drive away from the Ranakpur Jain Temple, but Ranakpur being such a tiny little town, this hotel is surrounded by the greens of the outskirts of Ranakpur, a perfect place for nature lovers. It also offers a lot of in-campus activities for those who are looking for just a day out or weekend to spend in the hotel, from traditional activities like Puppet show, pottery and cooking classes, visit to Raika house, Aarogyadham and local farmer’s market, heritage train ride, bullock cart ride, Yoga at Ranakpur dam at sunrise, and Rajasthani massage and champi to more modern activities like T-Shirt painting for the kids, hot air balloon ride, high tea at Ranakpur dam during sunset, DJ night, and rain dance, Mana Ranakpur keeps its guests well entertained, making your Ranakpur visit worth every penny.