Ranakpur, Rajasthan 306702, India
Pillars and PassionThe 1444 exquisite, carved marble pillars of Ranakpur's Jain temple are an exceptional example of faith and artistry. Ranakpur is a village in the Pali district of Rajasthan and is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur.
No two pillars are the same and you'll be blown away by the stories unveiled on each. Due to the light color of the marble, the colors of the locals' saris are even more striking that usual.
While exploring the Aravalli area of Rajasthan, be sure to spend a morning or afternoon exploring this incredible Jain temple in Ranakpur. Be sure to tip someone to keep an eye on your shoes that you're required to check at the door and know that you'll need to pay for a photography pass when you buy your entrance ticket, if you plan on taking pictures while you're within.