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Ranakpur, Rajasthan, India

Filed under: India,Photos — she_travels at 12:42 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

When I sorted the itinerary I was under the impression there was enough time to drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur stopping to see both the temples in Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh Fort. I was so very pleased when Lahku decided our best course of action was to spend the night in Ranakpur. Out of the city, no peep peep, very little pollution, the food at  the hotel was wonderful and look at the view from my bed.

Woohoo, green and mountain.. yippeee.

Bit of color in the dining area of the Chandra Hill Resort. They made a chicken corn soup I could not get enough of, yummy!! 

When people talk about must see places… the Jain Temple in Ranakpur is one of those must see places. If ever in Rajastahn, find a way to visit.

It reminds me of a mini Angkor Wat, another place anyone who travels should see.

Elephants are lucky.

Here we go, the inside is truly beyond beauty.

From Wikipeia:

Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turretsand cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are the same.

Steps in to the temple.

The many colors of India.

My favorite of the bunch.

There were several other temples in the area.

The was our first green parrot sighting.

Cool   huh?

While Ranakpur is truly beautiful, the vast size  of Kumbhalgarh will take your breath away.

Kumbhalgarh is next.

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