Dungar means a hill or a mountain and pur means a town, thus Dungarpur means a 'hill-town'. The town was founded by Rawal Veer Singh in 1282 AD.
Located at the foothills of the Aravali, the hill town of Dungarpur has a fascinating landscape around the basin of the River Mahi and Som flowing through the region.
The district is rich in teak, mahua, mango and Khajur trees. Dungarpur is also knwon for its wildlife variety such as jackal, jungle cat, Indian fox, hyena, black-faced monkey, porcupine, common mongoose etc. The commonly seen bird variety includes partridges, peafowl, quails, cuckoos, eagles and vultures. Various migratory birds also visit the area during winters.
Dungarpur is famousfor its unique style of architecture as seen in its palaces and noble residences. These royal residences are adorned by 'jharokhas' built in stone in a unique style.
It is the popular tribal festival held in the Baneshwar Temple of Dungarpur. This festival, which is held on the full moon day of February or Magh Shukla Purnima, attracts a large number of tourists to the temple.
On this pious occasion, Bhils come here from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to take a dip at the confluence of the rivers, Mahi and Som.Tantrik Ganesh, Brahmi wearing deer hide, Shiva holding a veena, Padmidi, Padmapani yaksha, Vaishnavi riding Garuda In addition to this fair, the Vagal Festival is also one of the popular celebrations of Dungarpur.
This festival showcases folk dance forms and music of the region. Holi, the popular Hindu festival is celebrated here with tribal dances. Diwali, the Indian festival of light, and the Bar Brij Fair, held just after Diwali are the other important festivals of the region.
Dabok Airport of Udaipur is the nearest airbase to Dungarpur.RAIL
The nearest railway station of Dungarpur is situated in Ratlam of Madhya Pradesh. This station is well connected to major Indian destinations.ROAD
Buses/cars are available.
Udaipur 110 km, Ahmedabad 175km.