This is a guest post by Mahindra Homestays
Pali is a town located in central Rajasthan and gets its name from the Paliwal Brahmins who resided in these lands.
THINGS TO SEE
There are many temples and forts to see here. Prime amongst them is the 15th Century Ranakpur temple. This beautiful temple has many intricate details and is a masterpiece of architecture. The ceilings are highly decorated with scrollwork and geometric patterns.
Other important temples popular with visitors includeThe Parshuram Mahadev Temple and Temple of Chamunda Mata. The Bangur Museum has a great collection of artefacts.
The Jawai Dam is a beautiful and serene place, ideal for taking a picnic. Besides being a paradise for migratory birds, it is the main water supply source for Jodhpur city.
Pali is a great destination for wildlife lovers. Around the Jawai Dam you can spot many species of bird, especially during the winter months. The area is a wildlife photographers dream with Bluebull, Crocodile, Hyena, Pelican, Greylag Goose, Robin Accentor, Demoiselle Crane, Barheaded Goose and Indian Partridge all be found in their natural habitat.
Of course the creature that everyone wants to spot is the leopard. A wildlife encounter with one of these graceful big cats is a rare and exciting moment. The rocky hills around Pali are known for being home to these elusive creatures and with a skilled guide you stand a good chance of seeing one on a night safari.
Cuisine in Pali is full of flavour and will mark a welcome end to a busy days sightseeing. Due to the region’s dry climate the food is usually laced with a lot of butter and ghee. Cold beverages are integral to staying hydrated. Makhania lassi, pyaaz kachori and dal-baati-choorma are the state’s specialties.
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