Replete with a colorful past and infused with the flavors of royal Rajasthan, Dungarpur is home to palaces, man-made lakes, myriad temples and the mystic desert landscape of the arid state. Dungarpur resonates with remnants of its past that include the Guhilot and Mewar Dynasties followed by Mughal, Maratha and British rule
Today, it is a vibrant town studded with beautiful architectural delights that celebrate its rich culture with various festivals and fairs throughout the year. There is no dearth of things to see and experience in Dungarpur. The Dev Somnath Mandir, Katkeshwar Mandir, Shrinathji temple, Shree Jetholeshwar Mahadev Temple and Shri Adinatha Jain Swetamber Temple all offer glimpses into beautiful architecture and awe inspiring imagery. Immortalized through the ages by master craftsmen, these temples stand testimony to the dedication and faith of the people who built them. The Haveli Juna Mahal and Udai Bilas Palace showcase jaw-dropping proportions and opulence of a bygone era that modern tourists can only marvel at. For the more academically inclined, there is the District Library, Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum and Government Archaeological Museum that chronicle in writing and objects the rich history of the region’s past.Annual fairs such as the Baneshwar fair, Vagad festival, Ghotia-Amba fair, Vitthaldeo fair, Shivratri fair are all celebrated with great gusto and aplomb. These huge gatherings are a great way to experience the culture of not only Dungarpur and surrounding areas, but the entire state of Rajasthan and even neighboring states like Gujarat and Maharshtra. This is because people from all over flock to these colorful affairs in great numbers, bringing with them their unique identities and languages. The Urs Mubarak in Galiyakot, is a huge procession in honor of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader, Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed. Government run transport buses, as well as smaller private buses are the modes of travel preferred by locals to move in and around the city. For a more comfortable experience, you can opt for taxis or rented cars. Auto-rickshaws can also be hailed from the streets to cover shorter distances.Situated in a desert region, day and night temperatures fluctuate drastically in Dungarpur. Do ensure you carry suitable protection against such extreme temperatures. Do be careful of your belongings while visiting temples, attending fairs and large gatherings as these events are magnets for thieves and pick pockets
Dungarpur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Udaipur at a distance of 88kms.
Airports: Maharana Pratap Airport
There is no regular trains to Dungarpur from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Udaipur which is located at a distance of 82kms.