"Dungarpur- City of Hills" Dungarpur by lynnehamman

Dungarpur Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 16 photos

The city used to be ruled by a branch of Sisodias (ruling dynasty of Udaipur), estranged from the main branch in the 12th century. In 1818, the East India Company took over Dungarpur. Located at the foothills of the Aravalli range, in Rajasthan, 120km south of Udaipur, it has of a lovely picturesqe landscape. From the wild and rugged terrain in the northeast to fertile plains of in the southwest, the city has a diverse topography. Further enhancing the scenic beauty of the city, are two rivers, River Mahi and the River Som flowing through it.

The landscape of Dungarpur is covered with teak, mahua, mango and khajur trees. Dungarpur is also noted for the wide variety of wildlife present in the town. Jackal, jungle cat, Indian fox, hyena, black-faced monkey, porcupine, common mongoose can be seen roaming around the hills. Along with that, you may also get to see a number of bird species including partridges, peafowl, quails, cuckoos, eagles, vultures, etc. The beautiful palaces, havelis and the fort display its rich architecture. Even the style of architecture is unique, dating back to the rule of Maharawal Shiv in the 18th century. Both in terms of natural beauty as well as architecture, Dungarpur is a city worth seeing, while on a tour of Rajasthan.

  • Last visit to Dungarpur: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2009
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Nice page.
    That hotel looks like somewhere you would want to take your girlfriend.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Me and Rakhi read your Uday Bilas Palace tips three times, and saw the picture of the dining table equally. It is just unimaginable, how our Rajah's lived!!

  • vpas's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2010 at 5:12 AM

    nice page,waiting to see your Oman pages. love, seetha

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    Hi Lynne, wishing you happy travels for 2010. Thanks for lovely tips & photo's ;-)

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    What an interesting place you found here, and what a vivid description of the beautiful palace. The hotel looks and sounds a perfect place to stay.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    The romantic hotel was so lovely and quite a charming location with privacy and beauty. The old palace was a place I would enjoy visiting. Small but powerful page, Lynn.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    What a beautiful palace!! I love the photo of the current Mararani sitting on the seat in her chamber :-))) Oh and I see more of these beautiful pastel blue houses :-)

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Impressive Juna Mahal Palace! An interesting page!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    I could do with a hotel like yours right now! The palace looks amazing = Lucky you Lynne

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2009 at 2:35 AM

    The Palace looks stunning as does your wonderful hotel. You sure know how to pick beautiful places to stay.

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