Jalore Fort- Considered as one of the most unconquerable forts of the country, Jalore Fort has a famous saying about itself- “Let the sky be torn, the earth turned upside down, let the iron armor be cut to pieces, body fighting alone, but Jalore would not surrender”. Built in traditional Hindu architecture style, the Jalore Fort is erected over a steep hill 1200 Meters high. Jalore fort was built so high that it was suitable to have a panoramic view of the whole town. Hence, the whole city was commanded from over there. Jalore fort is perched atop a steep and perpendicular hill. It commands the town from rocky outcrop 336m (1200 ft) high fortified with a wall and bastions with cannon mounted upon them.
The fort has four gigantic gates however it is approachable only from one side, after a two-mile (3 km) long serpentine ascent. The approach to the fort is from the north, up a steep, slippery road through three rows of fortification to a single rampart wall 6.1m (20ft) high. It takes an hour to climb up. The fort is built on the lines of traditional Hindu architecture.
When Ala Ud Din Khilji attacked the Jalore Fort and many of the Rajput soldiers attained Martyrdom, their wives burned themselves to death by jumping into a pond of burning fire, so as to save their honours from opposing army. This was a popular tradition of highest sacrifice amongst Rajput women and known as “Jauhar”.The main attraction of the fort is the desolated (by Ala Ud Din Khilji) Residential Palace here, which now is left with ruined symmetrical walls with huge rock formations around it.From Hindu temples to Mosques to the Jain temples, representing the holy places of different rulers of this place, you will find all of them inside the Jalore Fort’s complex.The fort dates back its origin to somewhere between the 8th and 10th centuries. Perched at the top of a steep-sloped hill, the fort, stationed 1200 feet above the city, is surrounded by impregnable walls which makes it one of the best fortified bastions. The fort has four entrances, but it is approachable only from one side, that too after a long ascent. The Hindu architecture finds predominance in the structural design of the fort. The essence of visiting Jalore fort is not one which can be enjoyed vicariously. So experience the vigour and joy first-hand and drench yourself in the colours of Rajasthan at this destination, this symbol of magnanimity, this epitome of strength.
RANAKPUR TEMPLE– Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan in western India. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. It is 162 Km from Jodhpur and 91 km from Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Nearest Railway Station to reach Ranakpur is Falna Railway station. Ranakpur is one among the most famous places to visit in Pali, Rajasthan. Ranakpur is easily accessed by road from Udaipur. Rajasthan is famous for its rich and prolific art treasures. Some of its architectural monuments are considered among the best in the world. The Ranakpur Jain Temple excels them all as an exquisite work of art and architecture. There are a number of beautiful and delicately carved sculptures in this shrine which defy comparison. The temple is an eloquent testimony to India’s cultural heritage, her unique architecture and the vision and acumen of her past master artists.
This temple is the realiation of the vision and endeavours of four great and devout seekers They were Acharya Somasundatsuri Dharanashah, the Minister to Kumbha Rana, Rana Kumbha himself, and above all, Depa or Depaa, the architect who made the realisation of the dream possible.
OM TEMPLE– For people who are planning to explore the spiritual places in Rajasrhan will definitely have an eye-catching trip to Pali. This spiritual and historically rich district is known as the city of temples and is blessed with large number of various temples that attracts visitors from various parts of India and even world. Pali district is located about 96 km to the north of Udaipur and is known as the beautiful pilgrimage center and tourists attractions in India. The entire area of this temple is taken care by the OM Ashram, which was established under the guidance of Vishwa Guru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranand Ji Maharaj in 1993. This Ashram also conducts various Vedic cultural activities like Yoga education and health that finally lead to peace and promotion of culture and religion in India. This temple and Ashram is situated in 250 acres area in Central Mountain and is the largest man made OM symbol.
SURYA TEMPLE- The exquisite medieval place of worship committed to the Sun God is determined to the banks of Mavi River in the midst of the beautiful Aravali ranges. The sanctuary based on a raised stage is an artful culmination of design. Both the sanctum and corridor are polygonal, decorated with a running band of sun based divinities, situated on chariots all around the outside divider.The Surya Narayana sanctuary is a prevalent sanctuary of the area that was built in the fifteenth century AD. The sanctuary has an overshadow the sacred place. It seeks after a roundabout arrangement and has ious projections. Its base has little projecting specialties and the sanctum is laid out on an octagonal arrangement with six jutting yards. The sanctuary has numerous friezes of Lord Surya, which incorporates one with his chariot that is drawn by seven stallions.