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Mavli

Mavli is a town in Udaipur district of Rajasthan.

The village has a famous bawri (step well) known as Bai Raj Ki Bawri. The gauge conversion took place in the year 2006 and the town is now connected with Broad gauge on Udaipur- Chittaurgarh Section of North Western Railway. However, the gange conversion between Mavli- Marwar Jn and Mavli- Bari Sadri remain a far cry. Some new trains introduced on the BG Section and the village is connected to Sealdah (Kolkata), Gwalior (MP)via Jaipur, Bandra (Mumbai), Jaipur, Kota, Delhi and Indore. There has been movements and public demand to convert Mavli- Barisadri and Mavli Jn- Marwar Jn tracks in to BG line. The gauge conversion between Mavli Jn and Nathdwara Road took place in the year 2011 but Railways failed to introduce any train on this section. The major cities of Rajasthan namely Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaipur are well connected to south Indian cities of Pune, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai and few cities of Kerala etc. by weekly or bi-weekly trains. Such train links have not been provided to Udaipur- Chittorgarh Section of NWR. This over 100 year old (since 1890) rail junction is ill treated by the India Railways. Recently, the SH-09, which is passing through the town has been converted into a four lane road. This has caused a major problem to the town. Entire SH-09 between Dabok and Chittaurgarh carved new byepasses and not passed through populated villages. However, Mavli has to face this fourlane road passing through mid of the town. The nearest airport Maharana Pratap Air port DABOK (Udaipur) is 28 km. The town is famous for its Sweet Rabdi. The station Road Junction is in very bad shape as the same is occupied illegally by the vegetable, fruit and other vendors right out side the Govt. Higher Secondary School. During early post independent time after Udaipur and Dabok, it was Mavli, which had school up to middle level.

The town is a Tehsil Headquarter, having Panchayat Samiti and also sub division office under Udaipur district. It is also a Vidhan Sabha (State Legislative Assembly) seat. The popular leaders like Achraya Niranjan Nath, Mr Hanuman Prasad Prabhakar and Mr. Shanti Lal Chaplot were elected from this seat. This town falls in the Chittaurgarh loksabha constituency, while the district headquarter is Udaipur.

As per the history of Mewar Maharana Udaisingh won his battle against Banbir is the Chaprada (free land for cattle fodder)of Mavli and saved the Sisodia clan. He later founded the city of Udaipur. Over the years rain fall has declined and drinking water is a big problem. Two ponds near the village namely Naya Talab (Hemsagar) and Nathela hardly get rain water. The another big ponds meant for irrigation namely BAGOLIA also remains dry, it was last over flown in 1973.

Mavli Junction ( IR Station code MVJ) is an important railway junction station under Ajmer division of North Western Railway zone of Indian Railways.

It connects Marwar Junction on north-west direction, Chittaurgarh junction on North-West direction, Bari Sadri on south-east direction and Udaipur city on West direction.

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There is another Mavli, a small village with population roughly about 1000 in Dabhoi Taluka of Vadodara district of Gujarat State in India. Village Mavli is located about 23 kilometers East of Vadodara city by road. Majority of people original from Mavli now lives in city of Vadodara, some families in United States and Australia and other countries.

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