the History of Dungarpur
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 Moghul 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.
Nearest airport is Udaipur (110 km).
Dungarpur is approchable by road from Udaipur (110 km).
Rail Nearest railway station is in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) (80 kms)
connected with all the major cities of the country.