Dungarpur Package Tours

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Posted on: 8/30/2017     7:25 AM

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Service Description: What strikes any visitor driving through Dungarpur is its varied topography. Nestled in the Foothills of the Aravallis, the rugged terrain of the north east merges into fertile plains of alluvial soil in the south-west. The Mahi and Som rivers meander through the district, the Mahi separating it from Banswara and the Som drawing a natural boundary between the district and Udaipur. In this topographical diversity a variety of wildlife roam free amongst the flora of teak, mahua, mango and date trees. Jackals, Jungle cats, Indian foxes, hyenas, black faced monkeys, porcupine, the common mongoose co-exist peacefully in this landscape. Spanning across the blue skies are partridges, peafowls, quails, cuckoos, eagles and vultures. Their migratory cousins from across-continents pay their annual visit every winter Dungarpur, famous for its unique style of architecture was founded in 1282 A.D. by Rawal Veer Singh, when he drove out the Bhil Chieftain Dungaria. What stands steadfast from times past are magnificent palaces and residences of the nobles, adorned by 'Jharokhhas' built in stone. The architectural style was developed during the reign of Maharawal Shiv Singh (1730 - 1785 A.D.). Dungarpur is also known for its gold and silversmiths renowned for lacquer painted toys and picture frames. Udai Bilas Palace: The royal residence named after Maharawal Udai Singh II, a patron of art & architecture, the palace is a veritable example of the Rajput architecture ornate with intricately Sculptured pillars and panels, impressive balconies, bracketed windows and marvellous arches. It is a running Heritage Hotel. Juna Mahal: The 13th century seven storeyed structure resembling a fortress with crenellated walls, turrets, narrow entrances and corridors to slow down the enemy. The splendid interiors embellished with beautiful frescoes, miniature paintings and glass and mirror work, make it an impressive creation. One requires prior permission of the resident royal family to visit the palace. Gaib Sagar Lake: A famous shrine of Shrinathji lies along the lake. The shrine is a Conglomeration of several exquisitely built temples with one main temple. The Vijay Raj Rajeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is an architectural splendour and a fine example of Craftsmanship of the shilpis of Dungarpur. Government Archaeological Museum: The museum houses a fine collection of ancient statues. Excursions:- Beneshwar (60 kms): At the confluence of the Som, Jakham & Mahi rivers, stands the Beneshwar Temple with a Shiva lingam. Nearby is the Vishnu temple, believed to be built at the spot where Mavji, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, meditated. Another noteworthy temple is the Brahma temple- a spacious two storeyed structure with exquisitely carved pillars and gateways. The temple is the venue of an annual fair 9829016388 m.m.patel wala

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