In the Southern part of Rajasthan in the heart of Gayab sagar lake there is located the City of Hills or better called as Dungarpur. This is the third smallest city of Rajasthan. From the north borders of Dungarpur it meets Udaipur, from the south-eastern part it is adjacent with Banswara and the west and south borders are shared with Gujrat.
The material remains of the Ahar civilization discovered in the Mewar region, which are assumed to be 4000 years old. From Ahar this culture extented in the south east of Rajasthan including present Dungarpur and Banswara. According to ‘Khyats’ Maharawal Veer Singh the sixth descendant of Sawant Singh of Mewar Killed the powerful Bhil Chieftain Dungaria and took the authority of Dungaria’s village and founded the town Dungarpur in 1258 AD.
According to the 2011 census the population of Dungarpur was 13,88,552 of which males were 6,96,020 and females were 5,59,852. The growth rate according to 2001 is 25.36%. The density is 368 person per km square and sex ratio is 994 females per 1000 males. Average literacy is 59.46% of which 72.88% males and 46.16% females are literate.
Places of Interest
For the history and lakes lovers Dungarpur is perfect holiday destination.
Gaib Sagar lake has Majestic Badal Mahal on the one side of it and at the other sidw it has ample of hindu temples, among them the Vijay Rajeshwar temple of Lord Shiva is the most beautiful.
The Badal Mahal is made of Pareva stones and is well known for its artistic and majestic looks.
The Udai Bilas Palace is perfect place for those who loves the traditional rajputi and mughal arts.
Juna Mahal, Boreshwar Mahadev temple, Dev Somnath, Galiakot, Nagfanji, Shrinath ji temple, Surpur temple, Beneshwar temple, and the the lakes of Dungarpur are some of the best places in Dungarpur to enjoy the vacations.
Transportation in Dungarpur
As being a tourism centre it is must to have fine transportation services in the city and Dungarpur government is doing well for it. There are ample of rikshaws, city buses, cycle rikshaws and rental car facilities are easily available to transport you safely.
How to reach
Via Airways you can travel to Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur, 124 km away and the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahemdabad, 146 km away from the city.
The Railway Station is 3 km away from the main city and connects Dungarpur with almost every major and minor cities of India.
20 km away from the main city there is Nh8 which runs between Delhi and Mumbai and the State Highway, and connects every major and minor cities of India with Dungarpur.
Gaib Sagar Lake , Sabela Lake, Somriver Devpur Lake, Pagara Pond, Nagera Pond, Lake in Padawa Gamiru are some famous lakes of Dungarpur.
Special in Dungarpur
Many fairs and festivals are celebrated here on the banks of the lakes. Baneshwar fair, Vagad festival, mohd. Damla qadri hussain festival, Ghotia Amba fair, Vitthaldev fair, Urs Mubarak in Galiyakot, very famous Purnima Garba are some of the famous festivals and fairs of Dungarpur.
Dungarpur Darbar is also an speciality of this city. This initiative was taken by some youngsters and the focus of this initiative is that, how we can represent our Dungarpur more effectively over the internet and social media.