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Adishwar Temple
Constructed in the 1500s the Adishwar Temple also called the Chaumukha Temple is very popular for the unique architectural style it has. The shrine resembles a heavenly aircraft that translates to Nalini Ghulam Vimana in Sanskrit.

It is one of the largest temples of the Jains whose construction was completed in 65-years. The temple building is of three stories, 29 halls, 1444 pillars, and 80 domes, with the innermost part adorned with Lord Adinath’s four-faced image.

Location: 
Sanderao near Pali city.
Jawai Dam
Jawai Dam built on the Jawai River is a seventy-years old dam that is not just the biggest dam of Rajasthan but also one of the most iconic places to visit in Pali. This dam is a quaint one and looks very scenic because of the mountainous backdrop.

The flying migratory birds besides the sparse greenery around the dam enhance its overall look. If you are a bird enthusiast you are going to love spotting the geese and the cranes. Also, you may catch the sightings of hyenas and bears quenching the thirst.

Location: 
Sumerpur town in Pali.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 82.9 km.
Parshuram Mahadev Temple
The Parshuram Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Parshuram-Lord Vishnu’s sixth incarnation and is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Pali Rajasthan, on the mountain ranges of the Aravali. It has a remote location and may require you to walk miles to reach the temple but the journey is an appeasing and alluring one.

In the winding paths of the mountain, you get to see the varied flora and kunds filled with water. When you reach the destination and are able to seek the Lord’s blessings, it feels like the perfect end reward. A visit to the Parshuram Mahadev temple is a complete adventure in itself.

Location: 
Naher Rd, Adarsh Nagar, Pali, Rajasthan 306401.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 3.1 km.
Nimbo Ka Nath
The Nimbo Ka Nath temple is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pali as it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts numerous devotees all year round. This place is considered to be a very holy place because according to the Hindu mythology, during the exile period Kunti worshipped Shiva here.

Baisakhi Poornima and Shivratri fairs are organized every year and many people visit the site to seek the deity’s blessings. The Shiva idol established inside the premises of the temple is intricately crafted and the interiors exude a divine feeling because of the incense’s smell.

Location: 
Pali, Rajasthan 306401.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 2.4 km.
Surya Narayan Temple
The Surya Narayan/sun Temple is one of the most popular places to visit in Pali. This temple built originally in the thirteenth century and reconstructed in the 1500s is a Nagara-style, stunning piece of white limestone architecture. The temple has the most splendid walls featuring spectacular carvings of warriors, celestial bodies, and horses.

It contains a sanctum with Chikhara as the crown, and the temple faces eastwards. You will find an octagonal mandap before you enter the temple. Every year the temple attracts millions of devotees from across India who offer their prayers to Lord Sun and revel in its architectural glory.

Location: 
New Pali Rd, Bhagat Ki Kothi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 164 lm.
Ranakpur Dam
The Ranakpur Dam is a popular destination for tourists and one of the most tranquil places to visit in Pali. Located in the cozy Ranakpur village this dam provides you with the perfect respite from the life of the city.

You must set forth on a weekend to this perfect getaway to make the most of the sheer beauty of the sight, the splashing water, and the clear view of the mountains as the backdrop. This dam looks like a dream and lures your senses at the time of sundown and sunrise.

Location: 
Ranakpur main rd, Ranakpur, Pali.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 88.7 km.
Om Banna Dham
For anyone who loves to explore things out of the box about then Om Banna Dham is the place to be at. This one is not any ordinary temple but is one of the most peculiar places to visit in Pali Rajasthan.

That is because on entering the temple you will not find any idol of a deity or any god’s statue but a Royal Enfield bike. And what’s more enticing is that every day a horde of devotees gather to offer prayers to the bike. This motorbike is encased within a glass showcase and the shrine has a photo of an ordinary man.

Legend has it that the man (bullet baba) in the picture is Om (Singh Rathore) Banna. He rode from Bangdi to Pali’s Chotila Village and it is here where he lost control, hit a tree, and died. Later many unusual events took place where his bike placed at the police station was found missing and later was found in the same accident spot, the next day. Thus it is believed that his soul protects the people from accidents in the Pali-highway’s accident-prone area, even now.

Location: 
Opp Rajputana Hotel, National Highway 62, Om Banna, Rajasthan 306421.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 27 km.
Ghanerao
The small Rajasthani village of Ghanerao is incredibly popular for its assortment of marble archways, step-wells, and temples. Most of the temples in the vicinity are Jain and Hindu Temples dedicated to Mahadev, Chabiya, Murlidhai, and Laxmi Narayan Ji. When in Ghanerao do not miss visiting the Gajanand temple as it features an enormous statue of the Lord flanked by goddesses Siddhi and Riddhi.

Location: Sadri-Desuri Road State Highway 16, Desuri tehsil of Pali district 306704.


Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 78.1 km.
Lakhotia Garden
Lakhotia Garden is one of the most popular places to visit in Pali Rajasthan that is a garden with the most beautiful plants surrounded by a city tank and a pond. This layout gives a peninsula-esque feel.

There is a massive pond that serves as an excellent spot for viewing the nearby area. You can spot a temple dedicated to Neelkanth here amid the clean and open garden that is a major draw for the tourists. The stunning engravings and the elaborate façade of the temple bear testimony to its grandeur and beauty.

Location: 
Lakhotiya Rd, near Lakhotiya tank, Sindhi Colony, Pali, Rajasthan 306401.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 2.7 km.
Bangur Museum
If you are a history buff then you cannot miss out on one of the most distinctive places to visit in Pali Rajasthan, the Bangur Museum. This immaculate little museum is named after Mr. Bangur Juar, a revered person in Pali. It boasts of matchless collections of tribal handicrafts, armors, paintings, and copper coins.

It also has opulent arms and painting collections that describe Rajasthan’s culture. You will find several coins in the epigraphical and numismatics section, from the eras of Khilji, Tughlak, and others. The museum has a tribal life exhibit, and handicraft, the section that displays crafts, and traditional arts from ornaments to utensils that give you an idea about the regional and local culture.

Location: 
Nehru Nagar, Mahaveer Nagar, Pali, Rajasthan 306401.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 1.7 km.
Somnath Temple
Somnath Temple is one of the most beguiling places to visit in Pali because history has it that it was attacked multiple times by Mahmud of Ghazni but still it stood erect.

Built-in the year 1209 by Gujarat’s king, the temple, renowned for its art and rich history has a shivling within the shrine inside along with the idols of Nandi, Ganesha, and Parvati. You can see intricate carvings on the temple’s pinnacle (Shikhar) that are architectural masterpieces.

Location: 
Somnath Mandir Suraj Pole Rd, Suraj Pole, Pali, Rajasthan 306401.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 2.6 km.
Sojat
If you are a woman who takes delight in adorning her hands with henna then you cannot miss out on Sojat. This is because Sojat city in Pali is the place where the best mehndi comes from.

The city has the ideal climatic and soil conditions that lead to the bountiful production of henna here. You can take a tour of the acres of Mehendi farms or mills here, or, explore Sojat Fort in the hillocks.

Location: Sojat Tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan.


Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 40.1 km.
The Navlakha Temple
Hatundi Rata Mahabir Swami Temple
The Hatundi Rata Mahavir Swami Temple is one of the holiest places to visit in Pali. It has a very peaceful and calm vibe that attracts families, and devotees to seek the blessings of tirthankar Sri Mahavir Swami. The temple is an old one and people believe that a visit here brings good luck to newly married couples. It is nestled in the lap of the Aravalli ranges and is a symbol of glorious art.

Location: 
Hatundi, Bijapur, Rajasthan 342312.

Timings: 
Open Monday to Sunday 5:30 AM to 8: 30 PM.

Distance from Pali Bus Stand: 105 km.

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