Picturesquely nestled in the foothills of the Aravalli, Dungarpur is city with picture postcard beauty in state of Rajasthan in India. The city offers a spectacular insight into the life of erstwhile rulers. This city established in 1282 AD by Rawal Veer Singh Dev is one of the best places in India to have a peak into the regal lifestyle as it showcases the glittering splendors of regality in its vibrant hues. The town had been the capital of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur. Formerly known as Dungar na Gharan, dungra means small hills, the town got its current name in 1358 AD. Thousands of tourists from around the world come to this lovely city to catch a glimpse of its regal past. Due to this reason, latest news from Dungarpur is a routine affair. The town of Dungarpur observes extreme climate. The summers are very hot. The best time to visit Dungarpur is from October to March.
Dungarpur is also known for its vibrant culture, which is manifested in its various fares and festival, held round the year. Some of the major festivals held in and around the town are Baneshwar fair, Vagad festival, Deevo, Amit Egyaras, Ghotia-Amba fair, Vitthaldeo fair, Urs Mubarak in Galiyakot (Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed), Shree Shetrapaljidada fair, Purnima Garba , Stone thorwing Holi and Bhedmata Fair. These fairs and festivals offer a glimpse of the vibrant culture of Dungarpur.
Besides, the city boasts of an excellent historical heritage that is still preserved in its architectural marvels. While on tours to Dungarpur, the tourist can go for the sightseeing of various tourists attractions situated in and around Dungarpur that include Udai Bilas Palace, Juna Mahal or the Old palace, Shrinathji temple, Government Archaeological Museum, District Librery, Shri Adinatha Jain Swetamber Temple, Beneshwar Dham, Rokadia Ganesh Temple, Sarneshwar Mandir Temple and Gap sagar lake. In addition, there are various places around where tourists can go for an excursion.
Dungarpur is well connected to Road; the nearest railway station is Ratlam while nearest airport is Udaipur.
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