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Dungarpur city

Dungarpur is a city in the southernmost part of Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dungarpur District. The rail line between Udaipur and Himatnagar in Gujarat runs through the town, shortest distance to the National Highway 8 from Dungapur town is 20 km.Dungarpur is the seat of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur, while the younger branch is the seat of the Maharana of Mewar. It was founded in 1197 by Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, Karan Singh .They are descendants of Bappa Rawal, eighth ruler of the Guhilot Dynasty and founder of the Mewar Dynasty (r. 734-753).

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Places to visit in Dungarpur city

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Badal Mahal

The Badal Mahal is located at one side of the Gaibsagar and is very famous for its intricate designs. Built of dawra stone, the Mahal was built in two stages: Maharawal Gopinath built the ground floor and verandah and Marahawal Punjraj built the first floor and domes later. Each of the three minor domes has a construction representing a half ripe lotus, at the top; the largest dome of Badal Mahal has three such constructions. Different styles of architecture define this palace including the Rajput style, Dungarpur style and Mughal style.

Baroda

The temple town of Baroda, which used to be the capital of Vagad, is located some 41 km from Dungarpur in Aspur Tehsil. Being host to Shaivism and Jainism in the past, Baroda is also famous for the remnants of some old Rajput temples. An old Shiva temple, made of white stone, is located near the tank and also has a ‘kundli’ with inscriptions belonging to the time of Maharaj Shri Veer Singh Dev. There is also an old Jain temple with an idol of Parshvanath, located in the village center.

Beneshwar Temple

The Beneshwar Temple houses a Shiva Linga and is located at the delta created by the meeting point of the Mahi, Jakham and Som rivers, about 1.5 km away from Nawa Tapra village.

Bhuvaneshwar

In Bhuvaneshwar, there is a Shiva temple located on a mountain, some 12 km from the district headquarters near Bichhiwara. Here, one can find a naturally formed Shiva Linga and an ancient monastery. Every year, during the time of Rangpanchmi, a fair is held with Gair dancers.

Deo Somnath

Deo Gaon, located about 24 km from Dungarpur towards the north-east, has a very old temple of Lord Shiva named Deo Somnath, located on the banks of the Som River. The temple is believed to have been built during the reign of Vikram Samwat in 12th century A.D. It is built of white stone and one can find many inscriptions on it.

Ek Thambiya Mahal

The actual name of the Ek Thambiya Mahal is Krishna Prakash and was surrounded by the Vijay Niwas, Udai Bilas, Lakshman Niwas and Khuman Niwas palaces from the four sides. The mahal is located in the middle of a four-faced pond, in a square courtyard or chowk. The courtyard is decorated with white and pink stone.

Fatehgarhi

There is a small hill located opposite Gaibsagar Lake, which offers great views of the entire city of Dungarpur, including the Badal Mahal, Gaibsagar Lake and Udai Bilas Palace. There is also a small Hanuman Temple on top of the hill along with a life size statue of Swami Vivekananda.

Galiakot

The village of Galiakot is located on the banks of Mahi River, nearly 58 km towards the south-east of Dungarpur. The village has got its name from a Bhil Chieftain who used to rule this area. It also used to be the capital of the Parmars and also the Dungarpur State.

Government museum

The Rajmata Devendra Kunwar Government Museum is the perfect place to look out for specimen and evidence of the rich past of Dungarpur. The collection showcases the old culture and civilization of the Vagad area. Some of the attractions include metal statues, statues of deities, small paintings, stone inscriptions and coins belonging to the 6th centuryA.D.; displayed in three galleries.

Juna Mahal, Dungarpur, Forts

Juna Mahal

The Juna Mahal was built in the 13th century A.D. and is a seven-storied building that almost looks likes a fortress; with its turrets, crenellated walls, corridors and very thin entrances.

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Dungarpur is a city in the southernmost part of Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dungarpur District. The rail line between Udaipur and Himatnagar in Gujarat runs through the town, shortest distance to the National Highway 8 from Dungapur town is 20 km.Dungarpur is the seat of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur, while the younger branch is the seat of the Maharana of Mewar. It was founded in 1197 by Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, Karan Singh .They are descendants of Bappa Rawal, eighth ruler of the Guhilot Dynasty and founder of the Mewar Dynasty (r. 734-753).
The chiefs of Dungarpur, who bear the title of Maharawal, are descended from Mahup, eldest son of Karan Singh, chief of Mewar in the 12th century, and claim the honours of the elder line of Mewar. Mahup, disinherited by his father, took refuge with his mother's family, the Chauhans of Bagar,and made himself master of that country at the expense of the Bhil chiefs.
The town of Dungarpur, the capital of the state, was founded towards the end of the 14th century by his descendant Rawal Bir Singh, who named it after Dungaria, an independent Bhil chieftain whom he had caused to be assassinated. After the death of Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar at the Battle of Khanwa in 1527, where he fought alongside Rana Sanga against Babar, his territories were divided into the states of Dungarpur and Banswara.Successively under Mughal, Maratha, and British Raj control by treaty in 1818, where it remained 15-gun salute state.

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