Near the village of Sadri lies the Ranakpur temple complex, one of the biggest and the most important cluster of Jain temples in India.
In sheer scale, size and beauty, the imposing Kumbalgarh Fort is considered second only to Chittorgarh in the region.
This large and imposing fort is at 40 km from the Retreat.
Visit to the nearby wildlife sanctuary
Jeep safari to the neighbouring villages
Jain Temples in and around Maharani Bagh
Situated approximately 8 km from Ranakpur is Sadri. The main draws of Sadri include a few magnificent temples, the oldest of them being the Varahavtar Temple and the Chintamani Parasvanath Temple. There is also an old dargah, Dargah of Khudabaksh Baba here.
The town of Desuri is approximately 16 km from Ranakpur. It is famous for a number of temples. The most remarkable ones are those dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Navi Mata. There is also an old mosque here that is worth a visit. Nearby Desuri, situated in the hills, is a temple dedicated to Parsuram Mahadeo.
Ghanerao is well known for a number of Hindu temples. The most impressive temple is that of Gajanand. The temple houses a life-size statue of the goddesses Ridhi and Siddhi. On the either of the statue are the images of Lord Hanuman and Bhairon Baba. Then there is a temple of Lord Mahavira, dating back to the 10th century.The town also has a castle, now converted into a hotel.
Lying approximately 6 km from Ranakpur, Narlai is situated at the base of a hill. Narlai is known for a number of Hindu and Jain temples. One of the temples is that of Adinath, the Jain first tirthankar. An ancient temple, it has beautiful frescoes on the ceilings of the outer mandap. A perfect place for serene walks, Narlai also houses a good baori (step-well).
Muchhal Mahaveer is a temple situated in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, and is approximately 5 km from Ghanerao. The temple houses the statue of Lord Mahavira with a moustache. Two elephant statues, superb examples of architecture, stand as guards on the gateways of the temple. You can also take a peek at the tribal life of Rajasthan by visiting Garasia tribal villages situated nearby
- Muchala Mahaveer, Ganerao – 15 km
- Rata Mahaveer, Bijapur – 35 km
- Golden Jain Temple, Falna – 30 km
- Jain Temple, Barkana – 40 km.
- Jain Temple, Nalai – 30 km