Banswara is a city in Rajasthan which was initially ruled by Maharavals and it was a home of tribal Bhils. Entire city was ruled by the ruler of Bhils Bansia and the city got its name from him. After Bansia, Jagmal Singh was the first Maharaval of Banswara.
Another peculiarity about this city is abundance of bamboos in the district forest. This place also has religious importance as it is called 'Lodhikashi' due to the fact that it consists of eleven Swayambhoo Shivlings. Located in the valleys of Aravali ranges, this district is rich in its flora and fauna. Here, you can observe the tribal culture in its purest form. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh surround this district and hence compact culture is observed here.
Major attractions in Banswara
This is a very famous shrine of Muslim saint Abdul Rasul located in southern part of the city. 'Urs' is a famous festival held annually here which is witnessed by Bohra Muslims from all over the country.
Anand Sagar Lake
It is an artificial lake constructd by Rani of Maharaval Jagami. Holy trees of 'Kalpa Vriksha' are surrounding it on sides which are considered sacred to fulfill desires made by visitors. You can even find cenotaphs of ancient rulers near to it.
This is a very popular Temple of Lord Brahma which has a life size statue and is a popular destination to be visited.
Dialab Lake is a popular residence of former rulers. You can find fresh flowers inside the lake which make this place all the more beautiful and worth visiting.
This is a natural cave inside which you can find the temple of Lord Shiva. It's a masterpiece of nature's beauty. Due to its natural ambience, travelers coming here can get the feeling of Amarnath Yatra.
Excursions from Banswara are as follows
It is a prime attraction of Banswara. At the dam, you can find enchanting landscape and also there is an extremely beautiful garden situated next to the dam.
At the distance of around 22 Km from Banswara, you can find Parah in Garhi Tehsil. It is an attractive temple of Shiva which dates back to the 12th century.
Talwara is a popular temple of Sun God, Lord Ganesh and Laxmi Narayan. Idols in the temple are carved beautifully in the black stone which looks simply astonishing.
This temple is dedicated to Goddess Tripura Sundari. Important fact about the temple is that it is considered as one of the several 'Shakti Peeths' of Hindus.
Banswara has so many attractions and excursions that you would definitely feel to visit this place again.
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