DUNGARPUR

Dungarpur district is of tourist interest as you can come across different tribes of the region, The tribes are the Bhils who are believed to have been living in the Aravali range since 4000BC. The rulers of Dungarpur are the descendents from the Sisodia Rajput house of Mewar. Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area of Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh's successors controlled the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at the battle of Khanua in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Moghul Emperor Babur. His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two separate states. Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother Jagmal Singh became independent ruler of Banswara.


Places Of Interest

Juna Mahal

The seven storey palace, Juna Mahal was built in stages between 13th and 18th centuries. It is filled with many old frescoes and paintings. The Aam Khas, or main living room, has impressive mirror work and glass inlays. The former royal hunting lodge, on a nearby hilltop, has sensational views over the town and its many temples.

Deo Somnath Temple

The beautiful Deo Somnath Temple about 25 km north of town, dates back to the 12th century. An amazing banyan tree which must be hundreds of years old also attracts attention.

Galiakot

About 50 km south east of Dungarpur is the important Muslim Pilgrimage center of Galiakot. This town is famous for the tomb of the saint Fakruddin, who spread the word of Mohammed in the 10th century. Each year, thousands of local and international Bohra Muslim flock here to pay homage to the saint.

Distance from Dungarpur
Udaipur 110 kms.
Ahmedabad 225 kms.

Hotel that recomend.

Udai Bilas Palace The palace veritable example of Rajput architecqure. it is running as a Haritage Hotal