All About Famous In dungarpur

Vagad Festival
 Vagad Festival In the celebration dungarpur does not lack in festivals. The Vagad Festival is a beautiful amalgamation of folk music and local amusement like archery competitions.
Activities : The temple of Baneshwar Mahadev remains open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. during the fair. In the morning, saffron is applied to the Shiva Linga after it is bathed and an aarti of burning incense is waved before it. In the evening, bhabhut (ash) is applied to the Linga and an aarti with a fine-wick lamp is waved. Devotees offer wheat flour, pulses, rice, jaggery, ghee, salt, chillies, coconut and cash. The Bhils attending Baneshwar Fair sing traditional folk songs in high pitched voices sitting around a bonfire every night. Groups of villagers are also invited to participate in the programme. The fair resounds with the gaiety of songs, folk dances, magic shows, animal shows and acrobatic feats. Adding to the excitement are the joy rides on merry-go-rounds and swings.

Baneshwar Fair
 Baneshwar Fair Baneshwar Fair a famous tribal festival at the Baneshwar Temple. This fair is held on the full moon day in the month of February when hundreds of Bhils from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh take a holy dip at the confluence of the Mahi and Som rivers. Magic shows and acrobatic skills are on display as a part of the festivities.

 Holi Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated in an interesting way with gair dances by the tribals in their bright clothes and swords, arrows and sticks.

Bar Bij Fair
The Bar Bij Fair is held a month after Diwali, the festival of lights.

 Diwali Diwali is an important festival of Hindus and is also celebrated thoroughly by the Bhils of dungarpur. The tribals show up in all their finery and sing, dance and revel in their celebrations.

dungarpur - the Land of Varied Wonders
Nestled in idyllic splendour, with the blue waters of Gaibsagar lake at its heart, travel to the rural town of dungarpur which is an excitement in itself. Once a Bhil stronghold, this fertile region was created into a state in the 13th century when Rawal Veer Singh took over this part of the state from Bhil Chieftain Dungaria. Beside beholding a magnificent contrast of wild and rugged terrain in the northeast to fertile plains of alluvial soil in the southwest, you can also visit the local gold and silver craftsmen creating magic in their courtyards. Take a travel excursion from Udaipur to enjoy the dungarpur village attractions.

Art & Architecture
 Art & Architecture The city is pretty well known for its distinguished style of architecture which has been extensively followed in the royal palaces and havelis (mansions). These palaces were distinctly decorated with stone jharokhas (windows) built in the style developed during the rule of Maharawal Shiv Singh (1730-85).

Drive Around For Fun
Drive 41 km by road from dungarpur village, to visit Baroda village, once the capital of Vagad, now an indispensable part of the Aspur tehsil. The trivial town once had the privilege of being known for its religious importance - Saivism and Jainism - which swelled much during the medieval period. Now, this serene and untouched pad of Rajasthan, stands mute with its numerous ruins of splendid Rajput architecture. When in dungarpur, take a travel excursion from Udaipur and don't miss the opportunity to visit Deo Somnath, situated at 24 km from the downtown. No doubt you will be fascinated to behold the magnificent 12th century temple of Lord Shiva, that stands straight, with its white stone head held high. The brilliant juxtaposition of huge stone slabs to create this impressive edifice epitomizes the craftsmanship of a magnificent era.