Dungarpur is as exotic as the green marble found here and shipped globally and lies snug in the foothills of the Aravalli range. Harsh and wild in the northeast and teeming with life in the fertile plains of the southwest, it is irrigated by two rivers, Mahi
Dungarpur’s rise to tourist fame is thanks to the exceptional architecture of its palaces and royal residences. These stone structures are adorned with ‘jharokhas’ (windows)and built in a style that was born during the times of Maharawal Shiv Singh (1730-1785 AD). Dungarpur’s goldsmiths and silversmiths are skilled artisans Famous for Their lacquer-painted toys and picture frames.
Dungarpur was founded in 1258 AD by Rawal Veer Singh, the eldest son of Karan Singh, the ruler of Mewar, after he drove out the local Bhil chieftain named Dungariya. Later rulers of Dungarpur added to the town’s architectural heritage.
One of Rajasthan tourism’s best kept secret, Dungarpur is a delight to visit. This offbeat destination in Rajasthan is ideal for history lovers, who have ample opportunities to have a glance at the exceptional architecture and royal residences that the state is so proud of. According to the historical records, Dungarpur was brought down on the Rajasthan map by Rawal Veer Singh in 1358 A.D., who was also the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar – Karan Singh. There are a number of historical tourist attractions in Dungarpur like Udai Bilas Palace, Juna Mahal, and Badal Mahal. Most of these architectural wonders are embellished with the ‘jharokhas’ (windows) and built in one signature style that was brought into the picture during the time of Maharawal Shiv Singh (1730-1785 AD). Architecturally, the city is a treasure trove that is located in the south most corner of Rajasthan.
Apart from a heritage tour, Dungarpur offers itself an ideal place for spiritual tour as the city is dotted with numerous temples, out of which Baneshwar Temple is the most important place to visit. Other significant temples to see in Dungarpur are Surpur, Nagfanji, Deo Somnath, Kshetrapal, Vijay Rajrajeshwer, and Shrinathji, which lies on the bank of the pristine Gaib Sagar Lake. Evening time and festivals make the bank of the sacred lake come to life, when a large crowd swarms to seek the blessing of Shrinathji. A Dungarpur holiday is only made better with Tour My India travel guide that is updated with all the travel information. Our guide let one choose the best holiday package, informs about the best means of transport, enlist must see places for sightseeing and best hotels.