Ranakpur, Rajasthan 306702, India
Marble Jain TempleBe sure to shake off the Tourist fatigue, put your slippers back on and agree to go see the temple at night. A much different experience awaits you after the sun goes down, especially if there are around 100 nine-year old girls there to be part of the evening ceremony. As the gongs get going and the incense fills the air, if you happen to be a blue eyed blonde like my traveling companion refrain from saying "Yes." when one of the girls asks if she can touch your hair... you might find yourself swept away by the gleefulness that i have only experienced in an exquisite marble Jain Temple in the middle of the jungle out in Rajasthan. Or, maybe you like it when the spirit sweeps you away. We did.