Dungarpur, also known as the "City of Hills", was built in the 13th century and ascend
to fame during the reign of the Guhilot Ahara Suryavanshi Rajputs, who trace their
parentage from the elder branch of the main roots at Chittorgarh. Still over 700 years
later, this city beholds its pictorial charm of setting amongst the rugged peaks of the
Aravalli mountains. Located in the southern part of Rajasthan, this town also serves as
the administrative headquarters of the Dungarpur district. This town also serves a wide
array of attractions for tourists, right from historical, beautiful and religious structures to
visit. This has opened a huge world of opportunities for Dungarpur to be a sought after
tourist destination. Explore the Dungarpur holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in
and get ready to discover the historical charm of this place!
Best Sightseeing Places in Dungarpur
Juna Mahal is one of the major tourist attractions of Dungarpur. It is a seven-storied
edifice that resembles to fortress, dating back to the 13th century. Captivating frescoes,
exquisite mirror and glass work along with miniature paintings adorns the interiors of
this palace. The royal family of Dungarpur still lives inside the palace.
Udai Bilas Palace:
This palace was built by Maharwal Udai Singh II to serve as his royal residence. This
palace truly reflects Rajput architecture with sculpted pillars and panels spectacular
arches and balconies.
Gaib Sagar Lake:
One of the most famous picnic spot as well as tourist attractions in Dungarpur is
the 'Gaib Sagar Lake'. Settled amidst scenic environs, this lake is a bird watcher's
paradise. Along with the lake is a famous Shrinathji temple. The temple complex has
a number of beautifully constructed shrines inside it, including 'Vijay Raj Rajeshwar
Temple', which is devoted to Lord Shiva.
Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and Cultural Centre:
Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and Cultural Centre, Dungarpur was opened
to the general public during the year 1988. The museum displays a beautifully sculpture
gallery that brings to front the history of Vagad Pradesh, which spreads over present
day Dungarpur, Kherwara, Banswara. So, make sure you visit these beautiful places
during your Dungarpur tour.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Badal Mahal, Deo Somnath Temple, Galiakot are some of the other famous tourist
attractions in and around Dungarpur.
Best Time for Holidaying in Dungarpur
Dungarpur enjoys hot and dry climate all around the year. However, the best season to
plan your Dungarpur trip is between the months of October and February. As, during
this time the weather condition remains pleasant for sightseeing and other activities.
Must Buy Things from Dungarpur
Shopping experience in Dungarpur is an absolute delight. This place is popular for
its exotic lacquer toys and the exquisite art of picture framing, which you can see in
abundance on display during the festival and fairs here. The ardent artisans of this city
first make toys of different shapes from wood and then, coat them with several layers
of lacquer that gives them a shining coat. The semi liquid lacquer is also moulded into
a particular shape and then, left to dry eventually being shaped into various human and
animal figures. So, enjoy the most of your Dungarpur vacation by buying your favorite
items and handicraft souvenirs in the city.
Explore Options to Reach Dungarpur
Before booking Dungarpur holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you
can reach to this beautiful city of Rajasthan.
Udaipur airport is the closest airbase (around 110 KM) to Dungarpur. You can
hire taxis or cabs to reach the city.
Dungarpur has its own railway station that falls on the rail line between Udaipur
and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
Dungarpur has a very good road network. The city is just 20 KM away from
NH-8, which makes it well connected to the major cities of the state and other states.
So, select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable Dungarpur travel.