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The Jain Temple in Ranakpur

Often considered as on par to the Taj Mahal is the less famous Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It’s hard to even label Ranakpur a village, it appears to be not much more than a bus stop with a kiosk and a hotel, all set in a beautiful valley surrounded by forest.

View of the Temple, as seen next from the hotel

The temple is still in active use, so tourists are only allowed to visit after noon. Like the Taj Mahal it is made of marble which is richly carved.

Inner part of the temple
Detail of the ceiling

There are 1444 pillars, and each of them is carved differently.

Details

In addition to the main temple there are some smaller temples around Ranakpur.

Smaller Temple next to Ranakpur

Faces of Delhi

Bored shopkeeper at Meena Bazaar (inside the Red Fort) offering jewellery:

 

Old street vendor at Chadni Chowk, selling food:
Man at the Cycle Market at Chadni Chowk fixing a rim:
Man outside of Jama Masjid, staring at the mosque:

Technical Update

In the last time I worked in the background of the website and the server. Thanks to virtual hosts and the change to CNAME DNS entries, the site is now completely functional (you couldn’t visit older pages before). You might also experience speed improvements while loading pictures (depends on your connection).

So far from the technical site, you can expect more of the ‘normal’ posts in the next time, including one last past from my journey.

Introducing captchas

As some of you might have noticed, there has been a growing amount of comment spam. To protect the site against this, I enabled that you will have to fill out captchas if you want to leave a reply.

I hope this won’t stop you from commenting as I am always happy to see your feedback.

Coming Soon

I want to use this page to blog about my travel in India from 30.08.2012 to 03.10.2012.

Expect something to be here in a few days. 😉