Narlai is located in Rajasthan
Location in Rajasthan, India
Narlai is located in India
Narlai (India)
Coordinates: 25°19′00″N 73°32′00″E / 25.3167°N 73.5333°E / 25.3167; 73.5333
Country India
 • BodyGram Panchayat
356 m (1,168 ft)
 • Total6,190
 • OfficialHindi, Marwari
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02934
Vehicle registrationRJ-22
Sex ratio1085 /
Lok Sabha constituencyPali (Lok Sabha Constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBali
Civic agencyGram Panchayat
Avg. annual temperature30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. summer temperature44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature05 °C (41 °F)

Narlai is a village in Desuri tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan state in India. According to the 2001 Census of India, Narlai has a population of 6,190, where male are 2,968 and female are 3,222.[1]

In old times, Narlai had over 100 temples. Currently, there are 22 beautifully carved temples which are open to visitors. Narlai has a granite monolith hill, known as Jaikal Hill, which offers good view of the Godwar area after climb of over 700 steps. There is a Shiva temple in cave in this hill, the cave is few hundred meter long.[2]

Rawla Narlai, is a 17th century palace in Narlai, now converted to a heritage hotel.[3]


Narlai is identified with the place called Nāḍūlaḍāgikā mentioned in two Chāhamāna-era inscriptions, one from 1138 and the other from 1145. These seem to indicate that Narlai functioned as some sort of commercial centre during that period, and mention some sort of fee being levied on bulls laden with merchants' goods. During this period, Narlai was part of a cluster of trade centres under Chāhamāna rule in what is now south-central Rajasthan. The others known from contemporary sources were Nadol, Dhalopa, Sevadi, and Badari.[4]: 97, 100 

On 15 June 1680, Tahawwur Khan, the general of Aurangzeb, was defeated here by the combined force of Rathores and Sisodia Rajputs.[5]


  1. ^ Narlai Population
  2. ^ Hemnani, Suresh (9 May 2019). "हमारी विरासत : मंदिरों की नगरी एवं प्राचीन आध्यात्मिक स्थली के नाम से प्रसिद्व है नारलाई - History of Narlai village of Pali district". Patrika News (in Hindi). Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  3. ^ Rajasthan (India) (1976). Rajasthan [district Gazetteers].: Pali. Gazetteer of India. Printed at Government Central Press. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  4. ^ Chattopadhyaya, Brajadulal (1994). The Making of Early Medieval India (PDF). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-564076-4. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  5. ^ Sarkar 1920, p. 384.