Sun Temple of Ranakpur is a famous Sun or Surya temple well known as the Surya Narayan Temple. This 13th-century temple was rebuilt in the 15th century after destruction. Sun temple is built with white limestone in Nagara style with a delicate ornamented work.
Sun temple is facing to the east direction and has a sanctum crowned with a Chikara. Sun temple is located near the Ranakpur Jain Temple. In this Surya Temple, the Lord Sun idol is shown as riding his chariot.
Temple wall has marvelous carvings of warriors, horses, and celestial bodies which represent the artistic excellence of the people of the bygone era. It has an octagonal mandap before the sanctum. There are six veranda’s in octogonal mandap.
Sun Narayan temple recieves many devotees from all around the country who came for the blessings of Lord Sun. Many devotees also visit the nearby temple of Amba Mata. This Sun temple is managed by the Udaipur Royal family trust.
By Road: Sun Temple is located in the Pali district in Ranakpur and 91 km from Udaipur. One can easily reach here by bus or taxi.
By Rail: Sun Temple is well connected through nearest Falna and Rani Railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Sun Temple can be reached through nearest Udaipur Airport which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, and Jaipur.