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Places To Visit | Banswara

Banswara, famously known as 'The City of Hundred Islands', gets its name from the ‘bans’ or bamboo trees that once grew here in abundance.

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Bhim Kund Banswara

Bhim Kund (Phati Khan)

The district was formerly a princely state ruled by the Maharavals.  Archaeological significance of Arthuna has made it one of the prime attractions of Banswara. Come explore the wonders and sites that Banswara has to offer.

Anand Sagar Lake -  Also known as Bai Talab, this artificial lake is located in the eastern part of Banswara and is surrounded by holy trees known as 'Kalpa Vriksha', famous for fulfilling the wishes of visitors. The ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs of the rulers of the state are also scattered nearby.

Abdulla Pir - It is a popular shrine of a Bohra Muslim saint. This is the Dargah of Abdul Rasul, known as Abdullah Pir, situated in the southern part of the city. Every year a large number of people, specially of the Bohra Community, take part in the ‘URS’ at the Dargah.

Ram Kund - It is also known as ‘Phati Khan’ because there is a deep cave under a hill. There is a Pool of very cold water found throughout the year. It is said that Lord Ram, during his exile came & stayed here. It is a beautiful place surrounded by hills.

Diablab Lake - On the banks of this beautiful lake stands the summer residence of the former rulers. A major part of the lake itself is covered with lotus flowers.

Kagadi Pikup Weir - Located on Ratlam Road, 3 kilometres from the main city, is Kagadi Pikup Weir. It is worth visiting for its enchanting fountains, gardens and water bodies. It overlooks the Kagdi Lake and is a part of the Mahi Bajaj Sagar project.

Mahi Dam - The Mahi River, which flows through the region, has several islands at various distances. In fact, in some ancient writings, Banswara finds mention as ‘the city of hundred islands’. Various dams and canals have been built over the Mahi River under the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project.

Raj Mandir - Raj Mandir, also known as the City Palace, is a 16th century structure that sits atop a hill as if keeping an eye on the town below. It is built in the style typical of old Rajput architecture. this palace still belongs to the royal family.

Cheech - This village is known for its famous 12th century old temple of ‘Lord Brahma’. which houses a statue of Lord Brahma of an average man’s height.

Other top sights in Banswara:

  • Andeshwar Parshwanathji
  • Vithala Deo Temple
  • Paraheda Shiva Temple
  • Chacha Kota Landmark
  • Tripura Sundari temple
  • Samai Mata Bhandariya
  • Madareshwar Temple
  • Alwara Temple
  • Talwara Temple
  • Kalpa Vriksha
  • Mangarh Dham

Things to do in Banswara:

  • Visit all twelve and a half Swayambhoo Shivalingas - Another popular name of Banswara is ‘Little Kashi’ or ‘Lodhikashi’, due to the presence of 12 and a half Swayambhoo Shivalingas.
  • Visit Water falls - During rainy season the near by natural surrounding water falls are worth to visit. Kagdi fall (Singpura) Juha fall, Kadeliya fall, Bhuadara fall, Jhulla fall & Cha-cha Kota Picknic spot is famous.

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