Tourism Places In dungarpur

Location : 120 km From Udaipur
Best Time To Visit : October-February

  Shree nath Temple dungarpur The tourist attractions in dungarpur are the Udai Bilas Palace and Juna Palace. Udai Bilas Palace is a good example of the Rajput architecture with its intricately sculptured pillars and panels, impressive balconies, bracketed windows and marvelous panels. The Udai Bilas Place was built in the mid-19th century by Maharawal Udai Singh-II, by the bluish-grey sandstone. The Udai Bilas Palace has been now converted into a heritage hotel and still under the control of the royal family of dungarpur and a royal residence. Juna Mahal is a seven storeyed structure, resembling a fortress with crenellated walls, turrets, narrow entrances and corridors. The interiors are embellished with beautiful frescoes, miniature paintings, glass and mirror work. Another interesting palace to visit is the famous shrine dedicated to the Shrinathji that lies on the banks of the Gaib Sagar lake. Various lakes and forests in dungarpur attract a large variety of migratory birds during the winters.

Places to see
Udai Bilas Palace
Juna Mahal or the Old palace
Shrinathji temple
Government Archaeological Museum
Shri Adinatha Jain Swetamber Temple

Juna Mahal
  Juna Mahal dungarpur One of the foremost Tourist attractions of dungarpur is the Juna Mahal. Built way back in the 13th century, this seven storied structure bears a great deal of resemblance to a fortress. Its narrow passages were meant to hinder the enemies from entering and the tall towers to keep a watch on their encroachments. The fine frescoes, the beautiful miniature paintings and the splendid glass and mirror work that adorn the interiors of the Juna Mahal are absolutely stunning. Any visitor is sure to keep staring at them for their exquisiteness. It is still home to the royal family of dungarpur.

Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum
  Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and Cultural Centre, dungarpur was opened to the general public in the year 1988 and is now a days regularly frequented by visitors. The museum has a beautifully sculpture gallery that brings to fore the history of Vagad Pradesh, which spreads over present day dungarpur, Banswara and Kherwara. The sculptural gallery is to be marveled at. The Government run museum has pieces from 6th century. They are well displayed but the captions are in Hindi.

Gaib Sagar Lake
  Gaib Sagar Lake The famous places to see in dungarpur include the Gaib Sagar Lake. Set amongst scenic environs, It is the famous bird paradise, with trees lined on the pathway of the lake. A large number of beautiful feathered creatures can be sighted in the picturesque environs of this tranquil stretch. The environs are scintillating with mirthful surroundings around the Gaib Sagar Lake, against the background of green hills. The woods and the waters of the lake provide habitat to thousands of ducks of a dozen species, several thousand gray and purple herons, egrets, purple moorhens, white breasted water hens, bee-eaters and green pigeons. The famous shrine of Shrinathji lies along the lake. The temple complex has a number of beautifully built shrines inside it, with one being the main temple. One of them is the Vijay Raj Rajeshwar Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva is best known for its architectural brilliance. Thousands of devotees throng the place, through out the year.

It was initially the capital of Vagad and is famous for the old Shiv Temple made up of white stone and an ancient Jain temple that has the images of all 24 tirthankaras carved a black wall.

  BENESHWAR The Beneshwar temple containing the most reverend Shiva Linga of the area is situated on a delta formed at the confluenced of Som and Mahi rivers, about one and a half km from Nawa Tapra village. Sabla is the nearest bus stand located at a distance of about 7 km from the temple on Udaipur-Banswara-dungarpur bus route. Sabla is at a distance of 123 km from Udaipur, 53 km from Banswara,45 km from dungarpur and 22 km from Aspur. The tribal in character, a fair at the temple is held during Magh shukla Ekadashi to Magh Shukla Purnima. Just near the Beneshwar temple is the Vishnu temple which was reportedly constructed in Samwat 1850 (1793A.D. )

  BORESHWAR   The temple of Boreshwar Mahadeo is situated at a distance of 83 km from dungarpur near village Solaj in Aspur tehsil and belongs to 1179 A.D.

There is a Shiva temple which is situated at a distance of 9 km from dungarpur on the road side near Kanba village in dungarpur tehsil.

Deo Somnath Temple
Distance : 24km from dungarpur
  Deo Somnath Temple  Temple of Lord Shiva
Deo Somnath stone temple located 24 Km from dungarpur is dedicated to Lord Shiva Deo Somnath is famous for its spectacular 12th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This stone temple is an exact replica of the original Somnath Temple in Gujarat. Invaders from across the western borders of India, the first being Mahmud of Ghazni in 1025, repeatedly plundered the original temple, carrying away its vast treasures. The fear of further destruction by the invaders led the devout and devoted Hindus to build a duplicate copy in the inland.

Resembles Khajuraho Temples
The Deo Somnath Temple also resembles one of the stone temples at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. The temple has a massive elephant carved out of stone at its entrance and a stone Nandi (Lord Shiva's bull) faces the main shrine. The temple walls have panels of handprints perhaps of the women who immolated themselves as sati. Sati comes from the Sanskrit word satya or truth, which is attributed to a woman who has followed the right and virtuous path by immolating herself on the funeral pyre of her husband. The ceiling of the corbelled dome is a fine piece of architecture resembling the ceilings of the Jain temples in Ranakpur. It is an exquisite example of the complexities and delicacies of stone carving. The pillars are carved with various patterns, the walls with their panel of sculpted figures, stuccos and several inscriptions all add to the charm of this ancient temple.

  GALIAKOT  Situated on the bank of Mahi river Galiakot village is located 58 km towards the south-east of dungarpur. The nearest town of Sagwara lies at a distance of 19 km. According to the tradition Galiakot derives its name from a Bhil Chieftain, who ruled the area. It was once the capital of the parmars and also of the erstwhile dungarpur State. The relics of an old fort can still be seen. The village owes its renown to the shrine of Syed Fakhruddin. it is visited by thousands of Dawoodi Bohara devotees who gather here from all over the country at the time of annual ' Urs' which is held from the 27th day of Muhharram, the first month of Mohammedan year. Syed Fakhruddin was a highly religious man. He was widely known for his learning and saintliness. In the course of his wandering, he died at Galiakot village and was buried there. Besides these places of religious and historical importance there are in the district, other places like Modhpur having Vijia Mata's Temple, poonjpur, Sagwara having 'Yati-ji-Chatri' and Vasundhara having an ancient Vasundhara Devi Temple.

Poonjpur is a temple dedicated to Mavji who was the incarnation of Lord Krishna and houses the manuscript of 3 books called Chopra. Mavji himself wrote Chopra. The temple also has an idol of Nishkalank taking a ride on a horse.

Fair and Festival of dungarpur
  Fair and Festival of dungarpur  One of the major fair which is held in dungarpur is the Baneshwar Fair. The Baneshwar fair is held in the month of February at Baneshwar, a small delta formed by the river Soma and Mahi, about 50 km from dungarpur. This fair is one of the biggest and most important fair of the Bhils. 'Baneshwar' means the master of the delta and is derived from the Shiva Linga kept in the Mahadev temple in dungarpur. This is a religious fair with simple and traditional rituals. The tribal folks of Bhils gather here from the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

dungarpur Museum
A newly constructed museum named "Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and Cultural Centre, dungarpur" was opened to the public in 1988.

Gaib Sagar Lake
Set amidst the strikingly scenic locale of dungarpur, is the famous Gaib Sagar Lake. It is the famous bird paradise, with trees lined on the pathway of the lake.

Govt. Archaeological Museum
 Govt. Archaeological Museum  A newly constructed museum named "Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and Cultural Centre, dungarpur" was opened to the public in 1988.The sculpture gallery of the museum throws light on the history of Vagad Pradesh that was spread over the present areas of dungarpur, Banswara and tehsil Kherwara of Udaipur district.

Urs - Galiyakot
Galiyakot is a small village of Tehsil Sagwara in dungarpur District. It is located on the banks of the river Mahi and holds special significance for Dawoodi Bohras, a sect of the Ismaili Shia Muslims. They converge at Galiyakot for 'ziyarat' (pilgrimage) at the memorial of the revered saint, Sayyed Fakhruddin.

Udai Bilas Palace
  Udai Bilas Palace Maharwal Udai Singh II built this palace to serve as the royal residence. It is a great patron of art and architecture, built a wing of bluish grey local stone "Pareva" overlooking the lake and the "Ek Thambia Mahal", featuring intricate sculptured pillars and panels, spectacular arches ornate balconies, balustrades, bracketed windows, arches and frieze of marble carvings, a veritable marvel of Rajput architecture. Everything about it is simply spectacular and it therefore comes as no surprise that is one of the premier Tourist Attractions in dungarpur.

NagPhani Parshwanath
Deo Somnath
Galiyakot(Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed Dargah)
Jaisamand Sanctuary
khadagada ShreeShetrapalji Temple
katkeshwar temple katisour
Sabla(Mavaji Maharaj)
Shree Raghunathji Mandir (Bhiluda)

Fairs and festivals
Baneshwar fair
Vagad festival
Amit Egyaras
Ghotia-Amba fair
Vitthaldeo fair
Urs Mubarak in Galiyakot (Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed)
ShreeShetrapaljidada fair Khadagada