The location of Narlai has been of much importance due to the flora and fauna that has grown there. It lies in between Udaipur and Jodhpur.
Narlai is one amongst the lesser known destinations of Rajasthan and as a result is a less touristy place to visit. Also known as Rawal Narlai, Narlai is situated at the foot of the Aravali Hills. The place is dotted with caves and temples which are the most attractive features of Narlai. Rawals in the area are essentially homes of the village chiefs. This is one of the most beautiful yet under rated destinations and it is possible to trek into the Aravali Hills.
The temple of Adinath is very old and the outer ‘Mandap’ of the temple has beautiful mural paintings on its ceiling which still retain their original splendour. Opposite Rawla Narai hotel is a mammoth granite rock with a small temple on top. There is also a good baori (step-well) in Narlai and several old temples.
The beautiful Jain temples of Ranakpur close by, as is Kumbalgarh Fort, built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century and is the second most important fort in Rajasthan after the Chittorgarh Fort.
The Fortress of Narlai offers amazing views of the single volcanic rock and is dotted with caves and temples.
If you are planning a Narlai holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Narlai Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Narlai.