Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Two hours from Udaipur is Ranakpur, a Jain temple that must be one of the most intricately carved buildings in the world. Every surface is covered with tiny details and carved patterns, making the whole thing look like an iced birthday cake. The temple is not very big, but we spent hours walking around in circles, taking in every detail. Every time I walked around, I would find some new carving that hadn't stood out before; I must have circled the temple ten times.

The work was more intricate than anything we have seen so far, and one of the monks told us they had taken thirty years to finish the carved pillars inside. There will definitely be some Ranakpur-inspired prints coming out this year, I got hundreds of new ideas just from standing inside the temple.


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