Pali, Raigad

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Pali, Raigad
city
Pali, Raigad is located in Maharashtra
Pali, Raigad
Pali, Raigad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°32′29″N 73°13′12″E / 18.541384°N 73.219965°E / 18.541384; 73.219965Coordinates: 18°32′29″N 73°13′12″E / 18.541384°N 73.219965°E / 18.541384; 73.219965
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictRaigad
Elevation
207 m (679 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total8,167
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Pali is a census town in Raigad District in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Pali is located at 18°32′29″N 73°13′12″E / 18.541384°N 73.219965°E / 18.541384; 73.219965. It has an average elevation of 207 metres (679 feet).

Trekking[edit]

There are two trekking destinations close to Pali. One is right there in the village. It is a fort called Sarasgad (सरसगड) from era of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj[1]. There is another one from same era called Sudhagad (सुधागड) which is about 10 km away. It has a temple at the top which a place of local pilgrimage. The goddess is called 'Bhorai' (भोराई). Another place for trekking is 'Varadayini Mandir' (वरदायिनी) which is about 7 km from Pali.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Pali had a population of 8167. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Pali has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 74%. In Pali, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religious value[edit]

Pali is home to Shri Ballaleshwar, one of the eight 'Ashtavinayakas' in Maharashtra. See Ballaleswar Pali, Raigad or Ashtawinayaka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""ऐतिहासिक सुधागड-पाली"". Saamana Daily Marathi Newspaper. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.