Pali is named after the Paliwal Brahmins who once inhabited the
area. Ancient Pali housed a highly evolved civilization. The land,
was leased by the then chief of Mandore (the former capital of Jodhpur
district), was cultivated diligently by the Paliwals who abandoned
their former priestly profession. The temples of Somnath and Naulakha
are very old. Naulakha Jain temple has elaborate carvings while
Somnath Shiv temple is known for its handsome bulling having exquisite
The district shares common border with six districts of Rajasthan.
In the north, it is bordered by nagaur and Jodhpur districts, in
south east by Udaipur and Rajsamand districts, and in the north
east by Ajmer district. Sirohi and Jalore are on the south west
and west respectively.
The district has direct road connections with other districts of
the state. All the tehsil headquarters and important towns of the
district are connected with each other by metallic roads. The National
Highway No.8 linking delhi and ahmedabad passes near the boundary
of pali district. The total length of roads in the district is 4,544
cm as on 31 March 2000.
Rail trasnport is directly connected with Jodhpur and Udaipur. Marwar
junction, Rani and Bali towns fall on the meter gauge Jaipur-Ahmedabad
line. The total length of railway lines in the district is 264 kms.
The nearest airport is at Jodhpur (72 kms)
Distance from Major Cities
Mumbai- 860 kms
Maximum Temperature - 41 degrees celsius.
Minimum Temperature - 10 degrees celsius.
Rainfall - Average rainfall received
General Information & Accomdation info on Pali city of Rajasthan - India