Juna Mahal, Dungarpur - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
The initial structure of this seven-storeyed edifice was built in the 13th century, while the additional rooms, wings, floors, courtyards, and fortifications were added through the years by the successive rulers. Current status of the Juna Mahal's architecture is completely in ruins due to lack of consistency maintenance.
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Dev Somnath Temple is the only temple in the whole world that is made of only stone, without any kind of packing material like sand, lime, etc. It is located on the banks of the Som River in the Dev Village. Built-in the 12th century A.D. by the Sompuras, this three-story structure is standing on 150 pillars with each pillar displaying the Takshan style. The pillars are made of stone and have several unclear writings on it.
36.9km from Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
Shamlaji temple is located on the banks of the Meshvo river in the valley surrounded by well wooded hills. It is also referred to as Dholi Dhajawala due to white silk flag fluttering on top of the temple. The Shamlaji temple is dedicated to vishnu or Krishna. Several other Hindu temples are located nearby. A microlith site known as Dhek-Vadlo locally was found near Shamlaji.
Polo Jain Temple Ruins
48.12km from Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
This is located in the Anand district of Gujarat. has ruins of several 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples such as Sharneshwar Shiva temple, Sadevant Savlinga na Dera, Surya Mandir and Lakhena na Dera. These temples are restored and managed by the state archaeology department.
48.27km from Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
Also known as Vijaynagar forest is a dry mixed deciduous forest near Abhapur village in Sabarkantha district. There are more than 450 species of medicinal plants, around 275 of birds, 30 of mammals, and 32 of reptiles. There are bears, leopards, hyenas, waterfowl, raptors, passerines, and flying squirrels. During winter, The forest attracts migratory birds during winter and wetland birds during monsoon. The forest has ruins of several 15th-century Hindu and Jain temples such as Sharneshwar Shiva
48.29km from Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
Polo forest is a dry mixed deciduous forest near Abhapur village in Vijaynagar Taluka. It is located at the foothills of the Aravalli hills and on the banks of the perennial Harnav river, spread over the area of 400 sq. km. After the monsoon, between September and December, the forest becomes lush. There are more than 450 species of medicinal plants, around 275 of birds, 30 of mammals, and 32 of reptiles. There are bears, leopards, hyenas, waterfowl, raptors, passerines, and flying squirrels.
48.57km from Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
Beneshwar Temple, mainly famous for housing the revered Swayambhu or self-created Shiv Linga, is located on the delta formed by the confluence of Som and Mahi rivers. It stands on five feet high stone and is split into five parts. Make a point to visit the Vishu temple, which is located quite close to Beneshwar temple. The Vishnu temple was constructed in 1793 A.D.