Dungarpur is a city in the southernmost part of Rajasthan, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dungarpur District. It is situated on a level upland, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Udaipur.
The district Dungarpur is named after 'the town of hillocks' and the capital of the former princely state of Dungarpur. It is located in the southern part of Rajasthan between 23° 20' and 24° 01' north latitude and 73° 21' and 74° 01' east longitude.
The district has an area of 3,770 km2, which is bounded on the southeast by the districts of Sabarkantha, Panchmahal and Dahod of the state of Gujarat. The Vatrak River originates in Dungarpur District.
The climate of Dungarpur is quite dry. The summer season is hot, but milder than most of the other Rajasthan cities. The average temperature in summer falls in the range of 43°C (max) to 26°C (min). The winter season is fairly cool. The average temperature ranges between 25°C (max) to 9°C (min). The average annual rainfall for Dungarpur hovers between 47 cm to 76 cm. The mean temperature in Durgapur is 23°C in November with a humidity of 68%.
The town is an agricultural market centre and is linked by road with Udaipur as well as with Vadodara, Ahmadabad, and Indore via Godhra in Gujarat state. Agriculture is the principal occupation, and wheat, millet, rice, corn (maize), and pulses are the chief crops. Beryllium, lead, zinc, silver, iron ore, and mica deposits are worked extensively.
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Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur, 124 km away, is the closest airport. Foreign travelers can deplan at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, 146 km from Dungarpur.
Rail: Dungarpur railway station is a small railway station in Dungarpur district, It serves Dungarpur town and station consists of a single platform.
Raod: Dungarpur is within Driving distance of Jaipur (502 Kms – 8.00 hours).