Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur

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Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala
Photo of Jaipur - Kumbalgarh - Udapur - Ranakpur by Vishal Tangirala

Wonderful Trip all alone, drove right from Varanasi to Udaipur and back. The trip was done over 8 days.

The highlight of the trip was the Jain Temple in Ranakpur, Spellbinding, a photographers delight. Would put the world famous Taj to shame. The level of workmanship is a sight to behold.

Amber Fort, (11 km North of central Jaipur, local bus #5 from Hawa Mahal or New Gate), ☎ +91 14 1253 0293. 08:00-17:30. This massive fort-palace complex built in hybrid Hindu-Muslim style dates back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal palace of the Kachwahas from c. 1600-1727. The name has nothing to do with the rather pretty pastel yellow colour; instead, the fort is named after the town of Amber, in turn named after the goddess Amba. The main sights within the fort include the Sheesh Mahal, adorned with thousands on thousands of mirror tiles on the walls and ceiling. The fort/palace grounds are sprawling and the information panels (hindi/english) are somewhat limited, so it might be worth getting an audio guide or a real guide. It's a bit of a hike up from the town, and the touristy thing to do is to hitch an elephant ride to the top (in order to get an elephant it is better to to arrive there in the morning, otherwise at midday the elephants are over. But the road that elephants pass is not so long).
Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Amber Fort, (11 km North of central Jaipur, local bus #5 from Hawa Mahal or New Gate), ☎ +91 14 1253 0293. 08:00-17:30. This massive fort-palace complex built in hybrid Hindu-Muslim style dates back to Raja Man Singh and was the royal palace of the Kachwahas from c. 1600-1727. The name has nothing to do with the rather pretty pastel yellow colour; instead, the fort is named after the town of Amber, in turn named after the goddess Amba. The main sights within the fort include the Sheesh Mahal, adorned with thousands on thousands of mirror tiles on the walls and ceiling. The fort/palace grounds are sprawling and the information panels (hindi/english) are somewhat limited, so it might be worth getting an audio guide or a real guide. It's a bit of a hike up from the town, and the touristy thing to do is to hitch an elephant ride to the top (in order to get an elephant it is better to to arrive there in the morning, otherwise at midday the elephants are over. But the road that elephants pass is not so long).
Udaipur is the capital of the district of Mewar in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is famous for its lakes, palaces, forts, temples, gardens, and romantic backdrops. It was the setting of many movies, including the 13th James Bond film, Octopussy. Udaipur City Palace, A complex of small and big palaces, museums and gardens encompassing a rich blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese architecture. One of the most beautiful palatial structures in Rajasthan. Originally built by Maharana Uday Singh II, it rises 30 meters above Lake Pichola and extends up to 244 meters. The palace complex has been built entirely in granite and marble. The interior with its balconies, towers and cupolas exhibits delicate mirror work, marble work, murals, wall paintings, silver work, inlay work and colored glass mosaics. The complex provides a fine view of the lake and the city from its upper terraces. Entrance: ₹115; Phone/Camera Fee: ₹225.
Jal Mahal (Water Palace), (On the way to Amber Fort). A Rajput style architectured palace sits in the center of the Man Sagar lake. The lake is often dry in the winter, but summer monsoons frequently turn it into a beautiful lake filled with water hyacinths. Free on the 18th of May, as well as the Observatory and wind palace.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Situated on the banks of Banas River; the bulbous [Kumbhalgarh] fortress was one of the least-known yet historic citadel, took 15-long years for Rana Kumbha to build. And, what a stupendous creation of man containing a domed palace along the 36km long winding walls that defended the citadel from series of battlements and second-only to the famous Great Wall of China.
An artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. The lake’s surroundings and several islands within the lake have been developed over the centuries with palaces, marble temples, family mansions, and bathing ghats. The famous Lake Palace (now converted into a heritage hotel) is located in the middle of the lake. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, are located within Pichola Lake. Local buses, auto rickshaws and taxis provide the needed transport.
Ranakpur - Ranakpur is widely known for its magnificent marble Jain temple devoted to Lord Adinath and is a must see. Ranakpur is between Jodhpur and Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. Easily accessed by road, Ranakpur is around 90km north of Udaipur. White marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple. The temple, with its distinctive domes, rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple, and no two columns are the same. There is one beautiful carving made out of a single marble rock where there are 1008 heads of snakes and numerous tails over the head of Lord ParsvaNatha. One cannot find the end of the tails. The image faces all four cardinal directions. The temple is designed as chaumukha with four faces. The construction of the temple and quadrupled image symbolize the Jain Tirthankara's conquest of the four cardinal directions and hence the cosmos.
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