Top 3 attractions to explore in Dungarpur
The district Dungarpur is named after 'the town of hillocks' and the capital of the former princely state of 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.
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.
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.
Map of attractions in Dungarpur