Pali is a district in the state of Rajasthan, and Pali town
is the district headquarters. Pali is an industrial town that is located 72 km
to the south east of Jodhpur on the banks of the Bandi river and is good place to holiday in Rajasthan.
Traditionally, Pali was a trade center. This region was a
stronghold of various clans of Rajputs and resisted Mughal expansion for a long
Things to See and Do
Pali region has many Hindu and Jain temples and other
monuments. It is also famous for the many temple fairs held regularly.
Jawai Dam: The
Jawai Bandh built across the Jawai River is one of the biggest dams in
Rajasthan, and it is also a good spot for a picnic.
Jain Temples: There
are numerous Jain Temples in this part of Rajasthan. Some of the more famous of
them are the temples of Shri Nadol Jain Tirth, Shri RataMahaveer Jain Tirth, Shri
Varkana Parswanath Jain Tirth, Ghanerao, Shri Narlai Jain Tirth, Shri
Shantinath Jain Temple Sumer, Muchhal Mahavir Temple, Shri Takhatgarh Jain
Tirth, Shri Astapadh Jain Tirth Rani, Shri Korthaji Tirth at Bamnera Navlakha
Mandir and Shri Manmohan Parshvanath Jinalaya Banta.
Hindu Temples: The
Somnath Mandir located in the middle of the city was built by Kumarpal Solanki,
a King of Gujarat. Parshuram Mahadev Temple, a Shiva Temple, is located on top
of one of the hills of the Aravalli Range.
Nimbo Ka Nath Mahadev Temple is located on the Sanderao to
Falna road in the district of Pali. There is a traditional belief that the
Pandavas stayed here during their exile. Other temples here include the Naulakha
Jain temple, Bangur Mandir, Bajrang Bag, Karni Mata Temple and Sai Baba temple.
Step Wells: Pali is famous for its numerous step wells, called
Baori. Each is of these has its own unique design, and they are architectural
marvels that attract a lot of tourists.
Bangur Museum: Located near the Old Bust stand in Pali, this
Museum houses historical items related to Rajasthani culture and history, such
as coins, arms and dresses.
Lakhotia Garden: Lakhotia Garden is situated in the heart of
Pali city. The Somnath Mandir is located in the middle of this garden. When in Pali, tourists should also plan a trip to Jodhpur, which is just 78 km from Pali.
Most traditional fairs in India are associated with temples.
In Pali, the Shri Sonana Khetlaji's at Aana Fair, Nimbo ka Nath’s (Nimbeshwar
Mahadev’s) fair and, Parshurama Mahadevji's Fair are some of the famous fairs.
Pali is definitely a must-visit for those who
are interested in learning more about the culture and rich heritage of