|"Dungarpur" is topographically nestled in the foothills of the Aravallis, with the rugged terrain of the north east it merges into fertile plains of alluvial soil in the south-west. The Twin Rivers of Mahi and Som passes through the district, the Mahi separating it from Bansawara and the Som drafting a natural boundary between the district, and Udaipur. Among the flora of teak, mahua, mango, and date trees, a variety of wildlife roams free like that of Jackals, Jungle cats, Indian foxes, hyenas, black faced monkeys, porcupine, the common mongoose. They all co-exist peacefully in this landscape. Skies are coloured by the spawned wings of the partridges, peafowls, quails, cuckoos, eagles and vultures. Their migratory birds visit the place every winter.
It was in 1282 A.D that the Durgapur was founded by Rawal Veer Singh, when he drove out the Bhil Chieftain Dungaria. What still linger are the magnificent palaces and residences of the nobles, adorned by ‘Jharokhas’ built in stone. It was during the reign of Maharawal Shiv Singh, 1730-1785 A.D., that the architectural style was developed. Dungarpur is also known for its gold and silversmiths as well renowned for painted toys and picture frames, too.