Pali district is located in the centre-western part of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by Jalore, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Ajmer, Rajasamand, Udaipur and Sirohi.
Old name of Pali is Pallika or Palli. There are proofs of the existence of this city in 120 AD in the history. It was a trade centre in 11th century; goods were brought here to purchase and sold to China and other Middle Eastern countries. During 10th to 15th century Pali was spread to the Mewar, Marwar and Godwar. When Prithwiraj Chauhan got defeated by Mohammad Gouri, no one was there to rule over here, so the Brahmins ruled here and now they are referred as Paliwal Brahmins.
During the period of 16th and 17th century a number of battles were fought here and at last almost entire Rajputana was under Mughals. Then British ruled here. Finally after the independence it was declared as separate district.
According to the census 2011 the total population of Pali was 20,37,573 of which males and females were 10,25,422 and 10,12,151 respectively, where the growth rate of Pali in population in compared with the census 2001 is 11.94%. The density of this place is 164 persons per km squares. The sex ratio here is 987 females per 1000 males. Average literacy is 62.39% of the which the male literacy is 76.81% and the female literacy is 48.01%.
Places of Interest
Ranakpur Jain temples are built in the beautiful location on the valley of Arawali ranges in 15th century by a Jain businessman. The glorious frescos made on the roof, pillars and the walls of these temples will just left you speechless.
Jawai Dam is a beautiful location for photography. Many photographers choose this place for their pre-wedding shoot location. This dam is the primary source for water suppy in Jodhpur, Pali and nearby places.
Parshuram Mahadev temple is a scared place. It is said that one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu Parshunathji made cave with his axe and worshiped Lord Shiva here. Figures of Lord Shiva and Vishnu are naturally made here.
Hinglaj maa temple, Bhatund temples, Devgiri temples, Bangur museum, Lakhotia garden, Somnath temple are some another must visit places of Pali.
Transportation in Pali
Taxis, auto rickshaws are the efficient,safe and affordable medium to travel inside and nearby the city. These are mostly unmetered.
How to reach
Nearest airport is Jodhpur 77km away to reach here via airways.
Main railway is just 3km away from the town and is well developed and connected with several cities. Many express and superfast trains daily arrive here.
Several Private and public, deluxe and no-delux buses are easily available for many major and minor cities of India.
Lihri, Bandi, Sukri, Jawai are some rivers which flows through and nearby Pali.
Special in Pali
This place is the birth place of the legend Maharana Pratap.
Gulab Halwa is a sweet made of milk is one of the specialties of Pali. This sweet is beloved by people of different states of India because of its amazing taste.
Best quality of henna (mehandi) is produced here.
History of Pali
Demographics of Pali
Places of interest in Pali
Transportation of Pali
How to reach Pali
Tourism Guidance in Pali
Rivers in Pali
STD codes list of Rajasthan, Pali District
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