At the base of a rugged hillock in Rajasthan’s Pali district, Narlai is a tiny and very special village. It’s quiet and rural here, but don’t be fooled into thinking there’s nothing to see. Narlai is full of hidden gems: cave and rock temples, a magnificent 1000 year old step well, and a sizeable former hunting lodge that’s been converted into a grand heritage hotel.
In Narlai’s diverse and beautiful countryside, you can stroll by the lake, take a Marwari horse trek, visit village houses and connect with the locals, contemplate the view atop an enormous white elephant sculpture on Narlai Hill, or visit the extraordinary Sage Shri Narad cave temple. Seli Bandh is a beautiful dam nearby that doubles as a prized birdspotting location, and the glorious Ranakpur temples are less than 40 kilometres away. The Jain temple at Ghanerao was dedicated to Lord Mahavir, perfect for a half-day trip, and Kumbhalgarh is just 45 kilometres away, home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed fort.
Come to Narlai for a unique taste of Rajasthani rural life and culture in rugged and very beautiful surroundings.