Pratapgarh is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan and serves as the district headquarters of Pratapgarh district. It is the newest and 33rd district in the state that was formed on 26 January 2008. It belongs to Udaipur division and carved from the erstwhile districts of Udaipur, Banswara and Chittorgarh. The city is famous for its Thewa art, glass-inlay handmade unique Jewelry, Jeeravan & Hing (Asafoetida). The city is surrounded by many tribal villages.
Pratapgarh is a renowned ecotourism destination because of its location between the Aravali Hills and the Malwa Plateau. Flying squirrels, Black-naped Monarch Butterflies, and Lesser Floricans can all be found at the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary. Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary, Jhakham Reservoir, Gautameshwar Temple, Devgarh, and Bhanwar Mata Temple are some popular tourist destinations.
Pratapgarh principality (present day Pratapgarh Town) was eastablished in the year 1699 by Maharawat Pratapsingh. In the 14th century, Maharana Kumbha ruled Chittorgarh. Due to a dispute with his younger brother Kshemkarn, he expelled him from Chittorgarh. Kshemkarn take a refuge for some time and lived in the Aravali ranges in the southernmost part of Mewar regime. In 1514, Kshemkarn’s son Prince Surajmal became the ruler of Devalia (Devgarh). One of the descendants of Surajmal, Maharawat Pratapsingh of 10th generation started to build a new town near native village Devgarh and later named it as Pratapgarh, with a fort wall around his new palace and small township with eight entry gates. Thus, historically, Pratapgarh has been an integral part of Mewar Rulers of Udaipur.