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Eponymously known as the Industrial City, Pali has been an important part of Rajasthan from centuries and a hub for merchant activities. Carved out of erstwhile state of Jodhpur, Pali flaunts its rich heritage and culture in the form of beautiful Jain temples and other elaborate monuments. Resembling an irregular triangle, this district shares a common border with eight districts in Rajasthan namely, Nagaur and Jodhpur in the north, Barmer in the west, Rajmasand and Udaipur to the south-east, Ajmer to the north-east and Sirohi and Jalore in the south and south-west respectively.
Be a part of the festivities and traditions that Pali has to offer. It’s always a celebration in Rajasthan.
Located in district Pali is the city of Ranakpur that becomes the delightful setting for one of the most popular festivals of Rajasthan. Organized by the Department of Tourism, this festival offers a unique insight into the local culture and heritage. With fun activities like yoga, nature walks at the foothills in forests of aravallis, visits to the Ranakpur Jain temple, hot air ballooning, interesting activities like : tug of war, beautiful decorations, cultural programmes, the open air amphitheater at Sun Temple showcases attractive folk and classical performances every evening and much more, the Ranakpur Festival is something you simply cannot miss. This festival is usually held on the 21st and 22nd of December every year, playing host to tourists from all corners of the globe, to immerse them in a colorful affair of cultural festivity!
Come explore the wonders and sites that Pali has to offer you. There’s always something to see in Rajasthan.
Built in the 15th century after a Jain businessman was believed to have had a divine vision, the Ranakpur Jain Temple is dedicated to Adinath, a very important figure in Jain cosmology. Named after the provincial monarch Rana Kumbha who supported and encouraged the construction of these temples, the Ranakpur Jain Temples stand in a valley of the Aravalli mountains. It’s a temple complex – not just one temple.
Built across a tributary of the river Luni, Jawai dam was constructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. It is believed to be the biggest dam in western Rajasthan. Besides being a primary source of water for nearby villages and Jodhpur city, Jawai dam is also famously a winter paradise for migratory birds and leopards and houses crocodiles.
A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the ParshuramMahadev Temple has a fascinating story. It is said that Parshuram, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, made the cave with his axe and worshipped Lord Shiva here. Situated over 3990 feet above sea level, this temple houses naturally-made figures of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva.
The NimbokaNath Temple is situated on the Falna-Sanderav route and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Kunti, the mother of the Pandavas worshipped Lord Shiva and spent most of her time during their exile worshipping Mahadev here. It is also said that Pandavas had built a Navdurga in this area. Hence, this serene temple attracts many tourists all-round the year. The temple is also known to organize various fairs that witness large footfall of devotees.
Pali is renowned for its elaborately decorated Jain Temples. Magnificent idol of Mahavira, intricate architecture and tranquillity in the surroundings; just like a beautiful shrine should be. It is believed the worshipping idol here is around 2600 years old and is 120 cm in height. This marvel of a structure with a unique construction style is a must visit.
Engage in the many activities, tours and adventures that await you in Pali. There’s always something to do in Rajasthan.
Sh. H. M. Gupta, ACP (Dy. Dir.)
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