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Pali Tour Guide

Pali has a glorious historical background which traces its origin to the age of Mahabharata. The legendary Chinese traveler Huen-t-Sang in his memoirs mention that Pali, in 667 A.D., was part of then Gurjar Desh and was administered by local bodies. Before the formation of Rajasthan Pali was the part of erstwhile Marwar state. Pali got its name from the Paliwal Brahmins who once inhabited this place. Today Pali's chief attractions are three exquisite temples, namely the Hatundi Rata Mahabir Temple, the Ranakpur Jain Temple and the Surya Narayan Temple (the first has been covered under Pali, while the other two have been covered separately under Ranakpur). The Hatundi temple is one of the prettiest temples in Pali district and perhaps in the whole of Rajasthan. It is a splendid pink-white temple which is dedicated to the 24th and last Jain saint Mahavira. It is built almost in shape of the 'Pyramids of Egypt', with the older part constructed in pink color. The huge central dome is approached by a stairway through three balconies or porches. The six huge white cupolas with sharp turrets pointing skywards contrast vividly with the older part of the temple. The inner sanctum houses an imposing statue of Lord Mahavira himself.

How To Reach Pali:

The nearest airport for reaching Pali is at Jodhpur. There are connecting flights from Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur and Udaipur. The drive from Jodhpur airport to Pali takes 2 hours. There are many trains to Jodhpur from Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur, Agra, Bikaner and Jaisalmer. It is followed by a 2 hours car journey. It is also accessible by road from Jodhpur, Khimsar, Nagaur, Marwar, Osian, Narlai, Ghanerao, Deogarh, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Pushkar, Roopangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur. TouristPlacesRajasthan.com provides information on Pali Tours Guide and different Tours Guide around Rajasthan.