Nestled in the small valley, Ranakpur is a small town easily accessible by road, from nearby airports and railway stations. It is situated in a lush green valley surrounded by the beautiful hills of Aravalli range that stands there resolute, nurturing this little town in its verdant lap. Just outside the centre of the town, there is a beautiful resort that invites you to its luxurious retreat. Strategically situated amid the mountain range and by a seasonal river, Mana Hotel gives the best possible view of the hills, greenery and, if you are there right after monsoons, then a flowing fresh river, a breath-taking picture that’d remain painted in your mind forever.
Mana is counted among the best hotels in Ranakpur because of its view and interiors that are tastefully done to complement the raw, unaltered beauty of Rajasthan, complemented with the courteous staff and matchless service. Mana Hotel also offers site seeing and excursion activities that are made more fun by picnic party arranged by Mana, exclusively for its guests. There are many sites to be visited in/near Ranakpur, Ranakpur Dam, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Dilwara Temples, Kumbhalgarh fort etc.
Among other magnificent details that attract you to this wonderful place are Ranakpur Jain temples. Built by a local Jain businessman in 15th century, it is a huge temple made up of light coloured marble. It took over 50 years to complete the main shrine and total 65 years to complete this architectural marvel containing 29 halls, 1444 pillars and 80 domes.
Ranakpur Jain temple is a huge temple complex housing smaller portions for different Tirthankars and deities, adding to its grandeur. The main temple is dedicated to the first Tirthankar, Rishabhdev or Adinath ji. There are three other temples in the same complex, out of which two are dedicated to Neminath (22nd saint) and Surya Narayan (Sun God). The speciality of this temple is that out of its 1444 pillars, no 2 have same carving design. Also, the intricate sculpting work looks like delicate lace, than strong marble. Standing for 500 years, and it is still intact, evidently shows the unmatched craftsmanship of the sculptor and well calculated architecture.
It is perfect for the weekend getaways from nearby places like Delhi, different parts of Rajasthan and nearby cities of MP and Gujarat. So, if you are looking for weekend getaways from Ahmedabad, Delhi or any other close by place, it could just be your destination; coupled with Mana Hotel’s welcome and service, it will become an weekend to be remembered forever.