Udai the Royal Residence
Named after Maharawal Udai Singh - II, a patron of art and architecture, is a veritable example of Rajput architecture, ornate with intricately sculptured pillars and panels. Impressive balconies, bracketed windows and marvelous arches add to its beauty.
The 13th century seven storied structure resembling a fortress has crenellated walls, turrets, narrow entrance and corridors to slow down the enemy. The splendid interiors embellished with beautiful frescoes, miniature paintings, a glass and mirror work, make it an impressive creation.
Gaib Sagar Lake
The most famous shrine of Dungarpur is the Shrinathji temple located on the bank of the Gaib Sagar Lake. It is a conglomeration of several small and medium sized temples with one main temple, all massive and strongly built. The latest architectural glory in marble is the Vijay Raj Rajeshwar temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It is beautifully carved in the typical Dungarpur style. The Government Archeological Museum with its fine collection of old statues is worth a visit.
Baneshwar 60 kms
The Baneshwar temple, a Shivalinga temple, is situated on a delta formed by the confluence of rivers Som and Mahi. Nearby is a Vishnu temple, believed to be built on the spot where the incarnation of Lord Krishna, Mavaji had spent his time in meditation and devotion. There is also a beautiful temple of Brahma which has a spacious two storeyed building and exquisite carving on pillars and doors. A big fair is held here annually.
Dev Somnath 24 kms
On the banks of the Som River is a beautiful 12th century old Shiva temple. Built in white stone, the temple has imposing turrets. The juxtaposition of huge slabs of stone, both vertically and horizontally reflect the skill and workmanship of the architects in those days.
Galiyakot 58 kms
Once the capital of the Parmars, this is a small village with an important shrine of Syed Fakhruddin. Thousands of devotees throng this place for the annual URS, held from the 27th day of Muharram. During this time the shrine is tastefully decorated and illuminated. The Jain temples in the vicinity are also interesting.