Experiencing Narlai: A Reminiscence Of The Past

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The mighty expanse between Jodhpur and Udaipur possesses a secluded hideaway, Rawla Narlai. It is one of the most popular retreats between the two cities and resides on a sleepy country road that leads to Ranakpur. Owned and managed by Jodhpur’s royalties, what once was a lofty hunting lodge has now transformed into a stunning boutique resort that did not fail to retain its august magnificence over the period of years.

No one visiting Narlai remains untouched by this quaint hamlet’s rustic charm and magnificence. A check-in at Rawla Narlai ensures that you immerse yourself in Narlai’s pastoral richness.

Plenty of excursions are planned to the nearby attractions and guests can choose from the following:

1. Chaturmukha Jain Temple: Set in the heart of enchanting valleys of Aravalis, and surrounded by lush forests on all sides, stands Chaturmukha Jain Temple in sublime glory. Dedicated to lord Adinath, it attracts a lot of disciples and pilgrims throughout the year. Sitting on the nature’s lap, this beautiful temple edges the rivulet Maghai and is carved out of marble. A visit to this temple instantly uplifts the soul.

2. Seli Dam: Home to a lot of wildlife species, a short drive from Narlai takes one to the Seli Dam. It is known for its serene stillness and pacifies the soul.

3. Muchhal Mahavir Temple: 10 kilometers away from Rawla Narlai, in the Pali district of Rajasthan lies Muchhal Mahavir Temple. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavir. This beautifully constructed temple’s entrance gateway is adorned by two sculptures of elephants but the prime attraction is the idol of Lord Mahavir sporting a moustache. Every year, a fair is organized on the 13th day of Chaitra month.

4. Kumbhalgarh Fort: Kumbhalgarh Fort is a world heritage site and included in the hill forts of Rajasthan. Built in the 15th century, it is the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the renowned warrior of Mewar. On clear evening skies, the lights of the fort are visible at a distance. Built a thousand meters above sea level, its massive walls stretches for about 36 kilometers which makes it the second longest wall in the world.

5. Sun Temple And Amba Devi Temple: Situated in the vicinity of Chaturmukha Temple, this famous temple dates back to 13th century and is dedicated to the Sun God. Drift away a little further and you’ll come across another beautifully carved temple dedicated to Goddess Amba.

6. Chardham Of Narlai: Driving around the Kumbhalgarh takes one to 4 different pilgrimages that are significant to Hindu devotees. Within close proximity to each other, it takes a round trip of about eighty kilometers drive to cover all the temples, namely Charbhujanath Temple, Shri Roop Narayan Mandir, Laxman Jhula and Shri Rokadia Hanuman Temple.

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