Ranakpur is one of the five pilgrimage places of the Jain community. Rana Kumbha laid down the foundation of Ranakpur in the 15th century. The main temple of Ranakpur is the Chaumukha (four faced) Temple, dedicated to Adinathji, the first Jain tirthankar. The temple has 29 halls and 1,444, all of them carved distinctly. There are two other temples also, devoted to Parasvanath and Neminath, facing the main temple. These temples have exquisite carvings, quite similar to that of Khajurao. Nearby is the Sun Temple, dating back to the 6th century. It is adorned with polygonal walls, ornamented with carvings of warriors, horses and solar deities driving fabulous chariots.
There are a lot of places of interest in and around kumbhalgarh which attract a lot of tourist from across the globe. One such place is the Fish point near Kumbhalgarh. The fish point is basically a small lake known as Hammeripal lake situated in Taladri village. The lake is the home to thousands of African Catfish!! They are present in the lake in a number that might frighten some while some might feel a bit uneasy to watch such a huge number of Catfish accumulating to be fed. But literally, they are a sight not to be missed!
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a very large variety of wild life, and some of them are highly dying out species. The wild life includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha or the four horned antelope, chinkara and hare. The bird life at Kumbhalgarh is also enjoyable. The normally shy and untrusting grey jungle fowl can be spotted here. You will also see the peacocks and doves can be seen on a regular basis feeding on grains provided by the jungle guards and caretakers. Bird like the red spur owls, parakeets, golden oriole, grey pigeons, Bulbul, and white breasted kingfisher can also be seen near the water holes. Kumbhalgarh's natural beauty attracts hundreds of tourists and because of its easy conveyance connectivity from Udaipur, which is 100 km from here. Foot trekking and horse safari organized by local tour operators are proving to be very popular.
Kumbalgarh is the best place for trekking in aravils hills. Because it was virtually inaccessible in the 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar built this great defensive fortress on a 3,500 feet (1,100 meters) high hill overlooking the approaches from Ajmer and Marwar. Today, precisely because it is within easy reach of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Pushkar-yet off the well trodden tourist routes-Kumbalgarh is an attractive destination. In Kumbha's time the kingdom of Mewar spread from Ranthambore to Gwalior, including vast tracts of present-day Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. There are various trekking activities take place in kumbhalgarh, one who love adventures and want to explore natural beauty of kumbhalgarh can join trekking camps which are available in kumbhalgarh
The Kumbhalgarh Fort is perched on top of beautiful hills with a wall that is believed to be the second largest wall in the world (after the Great Wall of China). The wall also houses several temples and palaces. Every evening, the fort sparkles for the 45-minute sound and light show which tells the story of its history through music and lights. The rich culture of the royal Rajputs is shown and narrated in Hindi. This event is organized by the Rajasthan State Government Tourism Department. The show starts at 6:45 PM and the tickets cost only Rs. 75. The fort continues to stay illuminated for an hour after the show. It is a marvelous sight that creates a lasting impression. Visitors are advised to carry torches inside as the lighting is poor.