Ladnun is a tourist city located in the Nagaur District of Rajasthan. This city was earlier known as Chanderi Nagari. It is also the birthplace of the highly revered personality Acharya Tulsi who founded Anuvrata and the Jain Vishva Bharati University. This renowned personality was praised as one of the 15 great persons of the world by former President Dr. Radhakrishnan in his famous book "Living with Purpose".
Ladnun in history
The history of Ladnun goes back to the days of ' Mahabharata', the great epic. The Shishupala Kingdom described in this great epic conquered Ladnun in the 12th century. Later on, the Ladnun region became a part of Jodhpur in the 16th century.
The land of Jain temples
This spiritual city is especially famous for Jain religious centres. The Digambar Jain Bara Temple is the most popular shrine of this place. This temple is more than 100 years old. It is known for its 166 marble statues of the Jain Tirthankaras.
Travellers can also see an art gallery, which has a rare collection of statues and ancient art forms along with Jain manuscripts. The engraved pillars and the aesthetically designed doors add more charm to this ancient shrine. Tourists can also visit Shantinath Temple and Charbhujanath Temple while visiting Ladnun.
The Jain Vishva Bharati University is a famous tourist attraction of Ladnun. It was founded by Acharya Tulsi in the year 1970. This beautiful campus is famous for high quality education backed by spirituality and moral values.
In addition to this university, travellers can also visit Sukhdev Ashram, Balaji Mandir, Pabolao, Mangalpura Bagichi, Peethwale Balaji, Dronanchal Arham Ashram, Venkatesh Mandir, Sujangarh and Singhi Mandir in Ladnun.
Tourist places in and around Ladnun
While visiting Ladnun, travellers can also see Ramanand Goushala, Adinath Mandir, Chandrasagar Smarak Temple, Sadhvi Pannaji ki Samadhi, and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Salasar Dham is a prominent religious centre located at a distance of 37 km from Ladnun. Other important attractions of Ladnun are Karant Balaji, Vir Balaji Mandir, Umarshahpir Dargah, and Arya Samaj Mandir.
How to reach Ladnun
Tourists can reach Ladnun by air, rail, and road. The Jaipur International Airport is the closest airbase to the destination. This place is also connected to major Indian destinations by trains.
There is a small railway station at Ladnun; however, the Nagaur Railway Station is also an alternative option to reach this destination. Buses are available to Ladnun from Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Bikaner, Kuchaman, Ahmedabad, Indore, and Delhi.
The region of Ladnun experiences a dry climate throughout the year and summer, monsoon and winter are the primary seasons here. Tourists planning a holiday trip to Ladnun are advised to visit this destination during winters as the weather remains pleasant during this time.