Dungarpur district is the stronghold of the Bheels, a tribe whose history of occupancy in the Aravalli range is said to date back to 4000 BC Founded in 1197.
The rulers of Dungarpur claim descent from the Rajput house of Mewar. The first rulers of Dungarpur were Kunwar Mahap and his descendants who resided in the town of Galiankot, where their ruined castle still stands. Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, had to leave Mewar in favor of his younger brother Kumar Singh.
Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area of Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh's successors controlled the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at the battle of Khanua in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Mughal Emperor Babur. His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two separate states.
Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother Jagmal Singh became independent ruler of Banswara.
|Area||:||3870 sq. kms.|
|Best time to visit||:||October to February|
|Climate||:||Hot Summer (25.0 C Min to 42.0 Max C)
Cold Winter (0.0 C Min to 22.0 Max C)
|Season||:||Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
|Language||:||Rajasthani, Hindi & English|
Nearest airport is Udaipur (110 km).
Rail Nearest railway station is in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) (80 kms) connected with all the major cities of the country.
Dungarpur is approachable by road from Udaipur (110 km).
The best time visit Dungarpur is between Octobre and February. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Dungarpur. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Dungarpur.