Pali, one of the oldest and the most historic city located in Rajasthan also known as the Industrial City. Pali is believed to one of the most important part of Rajasthan from ages and also known as a hub for merchant activities. It is a venture in the bank of river Bandi and is 70 kms south east of Jodhpur. Some of the official languages spoken in Pali are Hindi, Marwari and Godwari. The district of Pali shares a common border with eight major districts in Rajasthan including Nagaur and Jodhpur, Barmer, Rajmasand, Udaipur, Ajmer, Sirohi and Jalore. The nearest Airport to Pali is the Jodhpur Aiport that is nearly 78 kms from Pali. The National Highway 14 is directlt connected as the road link.Railway links are also prominent to the district of Pali. Some of the famous historical places located in Pali includes:
‘Ranakpur Jain Temples’ – The Ranakpur Jain Temples are built in the 15th century after a divine vision by one of the Jain businessman. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is dedicated to Adinath, an important figure in Jain cosmology. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is named after the provincial monarch Rana Kumbha who supported and laid encouragement for the construction of these temples. It is a type of complex where there are multiple temple structures. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is located in a valley of the Aravalli mountains.
‘Jawai Dam’- The Jawai Dam is built across a tributary of the Luni River. The Jawai Dam was contructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. It is the biggest dam situated in western Rajasthan. The Jawai dam is believed to be the primary source of water for Jodhpur City and its nearby villages. The Jawai dam is also famous as a winter paradise for some of the migratory birds,leopards and crocodiles.
‘Parshuram Mahadev Temple’- The Parashuram Mahadev Temple is believed to be a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which attracts some of the fascinating stories.It is believed that Parshuram who was a firm believer of Lord Shiva, constructed the cave with his axe and worshipped Lord Shiva there. The Parshuram Mahadev Temple is located 3990 feet above sea level. This temple has figures of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.
‘Nimbo ka Nath Temple’- The Nimbo ka Nath Temple is located on the Falna-Sanderav route and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Kunti,who was the mother of Pandavas, worshipped Lord Shiva and spent most of her time worshipping Shiv Shambo during their exile. Also the Pandavas had built a Navdurga in this residing area. This beautiful temple attracts many local and foreign tourists all round the year. The temple also organizes fairs ‘Melas’ where a large number devotees attend such holy celebration.
‘The Jain Temple’- Pali is renowned for its magnificent decorations of Jain Temples. The Idol of Mahavira, from the spiritual aspect is believed to be graved with firm architectural surroundings. The 2600 year old worshiping idol is 120cm in height. This structure is unique and it has all the significant artifacts and fabulous structural creations.
‘Adiswar Temple’- Adishwar Temple is located at Sanderao near Pali city.Adishwar Temple in Pali is also known by other name ‘Chaumukha Temple’. This 15th century temple shrine known for the unique architectural style of a Nalinigulm Vimana, a heavenly aircraft.Adishwar Temple took 65 years for the construction and is the largest Jain temples. The temple has three storeys, 80 domes, and 29 halls.