There are numerous Kumbhalgarh excursions worth visiting around the city. Amongst them, some of the most famous ones that should be included in a Kumbhalgarh excursion tour are:
Ranakpur Jain Temples
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.
One of the popular excursions around Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan is the Rajsamand Lake, situated on the way to the city. A splendid dam was built on the lake in the 17th century. On the banks of the lake are stunning torans (arches), chhatris (cenotaphs) and a number of gorgeous pavilions. The embankment below houses a Rest House of the Irrigation Department, adorned with a magnificently laid out garden. Stunning sculptures and Sanskrit verses vividly inscribed in store are the other attractions of the lake.
Ghanerao Royal Castle
Ghanerao is a small town near Kumbhalgarh. The main attraction of this place is the magnificent Ghanerao Royal Castle, which has now been converted into a hotel. Nearby the castle are the royal cenotaphs and a Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira.