Ranakpur Festival, Pali, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is among those state which hosts most number of festivals throughout the year. Starting from January to December, there are so many festivals lined up. Ranakpur Festival which will be celebrated on 21st and 22nd December at Ranakpur in Pali district, Rajasthan.
The Ranakpur Festival is organized by Department of Tourism, Rajasthan Government to promote tourism in the region. The festival is more or less like other festivals of Rajasthan. Tourists enjoy dance, music, lights, colours, tempting food and vibrant attires. This festival offers a unique insight into the local culture and heritage. Tourists remain very excited in taking part in many activities like yoga, nature walks at the foothills in forests of aravali, visits to the Ranakpur Jain temple which is made up of marble, hot air ballooning, interesting activities like tug of war, beautiful decorations, cultural programmes etc. Every evening very attractive folk and classical performances are performed at the open air amphitheatre at Sun Temple.
How to Reach:
Ranakpur is 94 km from Udaipur. Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR) at Udaipur is the nearest airport while Falna (FA) is the nearest railway station at 34 km. From Udaipur one can take cab or bus to reach Ranakpur.
Where to Stay:
RTDC has one hotel Shilpi near Jain Temple, Mana hotel, King’s Abode, Hotel Aranyawas, Ghanerao Jungle Lodge, Ghanerao Royal Castle, Mountbatten Lodge, The Aodhi, Fatehbagh – A Heritage Rennaissance, The Everest Hill Resort, Mahua Bagh are some of the finest properties in Ranakpur. Since Kumbhalgarh is just 30 km away, many more good heritage hotels, resorts are in between these two destinations. To know more about Kumbhalgarh Festival and options for stay, click here.