Dungarpur is situated in the hillocks of Aravallis and is 120 km away from the city Udaipur and around 420 km away from Jaipur. This city was founded by Rawal Veer Singh in 1282 AD. Dungarpur is famous for Hindu Pushkar pilgrimage centre. This holy place has a great Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva). They all signify the spirit of birth, destruction and preservation. Brahma is the creator with four heads and hands, holding a Vedas. Dungarpur is popular for its wildlife varieties like Jungle Cat, Indian Fox, Jackal, Black Faced Monkey, Hyena and common Mongoose. The birds that are mostly view in the Dungarpur region- Patridges. Cuckoos, Eagles and Vultures. You can enjoy a few species of migratory birds such as Teak, Mahua, Khajur and Mango, during winter season.
Dungarpur covers an area of 3870 sq.km. The languages spoken by the people are Hindi, English and Rajasthani. If you are making your tour towards Dungarpur then the ideal holiday period is between October to February. The weather of Dungarpur is dry, it’s very hot during summers and it is very cold during the winter season.
In the month of February, on the full moon day, thousands of followers from Bhill tribe assemble at the banks of rivers, Mahi and Som and offer their homage and take the holy bath. It is a celebration, when people sing and dance. It is an interesting fiesta during the fair.
Tourist Attractions in Dungarpur
1Baneshwar Fair :
Baneshwar Fair is pissed at the river of Som and Mahi at Dungarpur. This fair organized during the Magh Shukla Ekadashi to Magh Shukla Purnima every year.
2Dungarpur Museum :
Dungarpur museum is immanently constructed and now known as Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and the Cultural centre.
3Gaib Sagar Lake :
The Gaib Sagar is a lake, located amidst the scenic ambiances of Dungarpur. It has a gallery of birds and pretty plantation on its banks.
4Juna Mahal :
Juna Mahal is a seven story building, which looks alike a castle with stonewalls, restrict entrances. The glorious interior decoration with charming pictures, paintings, mirror and glass work.
5Udai Bilas Palace :
Udai Bilas palace was structured as a residence for royal family and after named by Mahrawal Udai Singh II. This palace is a perfect example of Rajput architecture with forged pillars and plates,gorgeous arches and balconies.
6Urs- Galiyakot :
Urs- Galiyakot is small and beautiful village in the district of Dungarpur. It holds an important for the cultism of Ismaili Shai Muslims, who flexure their Ziyarat at the remembrance of Sayyed Fakruddin.
Excursions from Dungarpur
1Baneshwar Temple :
Baneshwar temple is situated near the river of Som and Mahi. This temple has a trinity of Vishnu, situated near the temple, an embodiment of Lord Krishna and Brahma is situated near the venue of annual fair.
2Baroda (Dungarpur) :
Baroda is popular for its old Shiva Temple, consist of white stone and Jain temple. The Jain temple has a murals of 24 Tirthankaras sculpted a black wall.
3Bhuvaneshwar Temple :
Bhuvaneshwar Temple held a colorful fair every year after the festival of Holi. The Bhil tribes perform a Gair dance. It is one of the prominent attractions of fair.
4Deo Somnath :
Deo Somnath is the earliest temple of Lord Shiva, structured with white stone in the 12th century. This temple is the great example of monumental structures of ancient india.
The village of Galiyakot is popular for the remembrance of Sayyed Fakhruddin, and every year thousands of tourist visits here.
Poonjpur is a temple devoted to Mavyi, who was the embodiment of Lord Krishna, and browses the manuscript of 'Chopra'.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.
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