Pali is named after the Paliwal Brahmins who once were the residents of the area. Ancient Pali housed a high evolution.The land was rented by the chief of Mandore, and was refined industriously and cultivated at a heighest level by the Paliwals who deserted their past religious vocation.
Within a very short period these Paliwal Brahmins became rich and was raised at the head of Marwar in the instant. To generate funds for the war the Marwa King, Raja Sheoji, imposed tax on these Pali villegers. Getting rejected, Sheoji forced a tax war against the population of Pali in 1243 AD.
The living king put some of Pali leaders in prison in punishment and passed an order to kill all inhabitants who did not cough Pali the war tax.
This order from the King forced the Paliwals to run away then and there and went to Jaisalmer. Pali turned in to a ghost town.
The mejor attractions of Pali area are the three temples Hatundi Rata Mahabir Temple, the Ranakpur Jain Temple and the Surya Narayan Temple.
Sojat: It is located on the left bank of the Sukri river, the city of Sojat was initially known as Tamravati, which is close by the Pali town. Attractions here are a huge tank and temples like Sejal Mata, Chaturbhuj etc.
Godwar Festival is organised by District Administration Pali and Department of Tourism Rajasthan to attract the Tourists. Godwar Festival represents the complete Art Culture and Religion of this region.Godwar Festival is celebrated during the month of March every year. Godwar Festival is celebrated for three days.
Nearest airport Jodhpur.RAIL
Pali Marwar is the nearest railway station.ROAD
Pali is connected by National Highway 111, which connects Bilaspur and Ambikapur. Direct bus routes are there from Pali to nearby cities like Jodhpur and Udaipur. It is around 72 km from the famous tourist city of Jodhpur, and the airport here is the nearest one to Pali. Pali Marwar is the nearest railway station.