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Experience Real Rajasthan At Narlai

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If you are planning for a weekend getaway or a trip to royal Rajasthan – Narlai is the right place of which you might not be aware of.
Narlai is a small village surrounded by the oldest Aravalli range in Pali district, Rajasthan. It lies in between Udaipur and Jodhpur. Narlai is a perfect holiday destination to enjoy and experience a Rajasthani village life with the best equestrian Marwari horses and its splendid folk tales. This 17th century village gives a perception of the rural Rajasthan and the visit to this small hamlet would surely leave you spellbound.

Although Narlai is a small village, there are many places one could visit. Narlai is well known for its old temples, step wells and marble archways. The most famous of all Jain temples is Adinath Jain Temple which is situated at the main entrance of the village.  There are other Jain temples which have historical importance and are also known for their archaeological structures and ancient scripts. A 15 day festival on Holi every year is a significant feature at the Ai Mata Ka Mandir, which is a popular temple among the Hindus.

Narlai has other significant places like Ghoradara Dam, which is situated at a distance of approximately 3 km. As Narlai lies between Jodhpur and Udaipur, the district of Pali has a small town of Ranakpur, which has the Surya Narayan Temple as its main tourist attraction.IMG_1647 copy

So if you are ready to experience the real rural Rajasthan and want to bask in its beauty, Narlai is the right place to taste the true flavor of Rajasthan and relish its hospitality.

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Food Craft Institute in Rajasthan a major boost to Tourism

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Minister for tourism, art & culture Bina Kak laid the foundation stone for a food craft institute at Sumerpur in Pali district on Monday. “A tourism-related institute in Pali is an apt choice in view of the fact that Sumerpur – Pali is emerging as an important tourism destination being near to Godwar, Marwar, Mewar, Sirohi and Jalore areas. The annual Godwar and Ranakpur festivals organized by the department of tourism have also given a big boost to tourism activities in this region.

the Food Craft Institute will provide appropriate training and culinary and catering skills to the students. As many as 150-200 students will get training as part of five diploma courses relating to restaurant, catering, front office, house keeping and bakery.

The state government had allotted land worth Rs 1.7 crore for the institute. The tourism department of the Union government will provide Rs 4.75 crore for the building, while the state government has sanctioned Rs 6 lakh per annum working capital for the initial years.

Godwar Festival, Pali

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Godwar Festival represents the complete Art Culture and Religion of this region.Godwar Festival is celebrated during the month of March for three days every year. The Festival is organized by District Administration Pali and Department of Tourism Rajasthan to attract the Tourists.

The Festival starts with Performances of folk dance and music by renowned Folk Artists of Rajasthan inNarwaniaLake.  The traditional sports lke turban tying, tug of war and different races are major attractions of the fair. In the evening the Folk Cultural Programme followed by Bhajans also attract a number of tourists and the local People.

The Godwar fair also includes Jeep Safari, Horse Safari, Camel Safari at the Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur wild life sanctuary and the rock climbing atNarlaiVillage.

Following is the detailed schedule of Godwar Festival, Pali starting from today the March21 to 24,  2012 

PROGRAMME

DATE

PROGRAMME

TIME

VENUE

21.03.2012

Inauguration of Godwar Festival

04.00 PM

Narwania Lake, Ranakpur
Cultural performances

07.00 PM

Sun Temple, Ranakpur

22.03.2012

Wildlife Safari (Jeep/Horse)

07.30 AM

to

11.00 AM

RTDC Hotel Shilpi, Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary
Adventure Activities etc.

07.30 AM

to

11.00 AM

Near Sun Temple, Ranakpur
Folk Cultural performances

07.00 PM

Sun Temple, Ranakpur

23.03.2012

Wildlife Safari (Jeep/Horse)

07.30 AM

to

11.00 AM

RTDC Hotel Shilpi, Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary
Adventure Activities etc.

07.30 AM

to

11.00 AM

Near Sun Temple, Ranakpur
Religious ProcessionInauguration of Rural Fair

10.00 AM

Sonana Khetlaji (mela ground) to Sarangwas & back
Rajasthani Folk Performances

07.00 PM

Sonana Khetlaji (mela ground)

24.03.2012

Folk performance by various Gair dance groups of Rajasthan

10.00 AM

to

01.00 PM

Sonana Khetlaji (mela ground)
Interesting Competitions for Visitors & Tourists i.e.Godwar Shree, Turban Tying Horse Race,

01.00 PM

Sonana Khetlaji (mela ground)