Rental in Banswara
to the tribals with bhils constituting half of the total population ,
Banswara has its name derived from " Bans" or Bamboo trees
, which once grew here in abundance .
The erstwhile state was founded by Maharawal Jagmal Singh . Bounded
by Udaipur and Chittaurgarh , the district presently comprises of the
territories of Former Banswara State and the Chieftainship of
Kushalgarh , While the Central and Western portion of the district
are fertile plains , the scattered ranges of the Aravallis form the
eastern region .
The ancient town is surrounded by a stone wall , now in ruins . A
palace of former rulers Of Banswara stands overlooking the town .
The Teak forests are found on the slopes of the Aravalli hills .
Mango , Dates , and ( Mahua Trees ) are also a part of the vegetation
of the district , Banswara has a rich wildlife variety including
squirrels , lizards , snakes , chinkara , ronj and four horned
antelope . Partners can be seen rarely . The avian variety includes
the black drongo , grey shirke , green bee-eater , parrot , jungle
crow , wood pecker and common myna . Grey jungle fowl , red spir fowl
and grey partridge and generally spotted in the remote in the remote
parts of the forest .
Mahi Dam : ( 18 km ) : Under the
Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project , Various dams and canals have been built
over the Mahi river amid beautiful surroundings .The Mahi river has a
number of islands at intervals and hence Banswara is at times
referred to as "the city of hundred islands " The Mahi Dam
and the Kagdi Pikup have a picturesque fountain garden , surely worth
a visit .
Anand Sagar Lake or Bai Talab : An
artificial lake on the eastern site of the town constructed by Lanchi
Bai of Idar the Queen of Maharawal Jagmal . Beautiful chhatris of
rulers of the state and a array famous for fulfilling desires of
visitors , lie close by . Dialab Lake : A beautiful lake covered with
lous flowers . On the bank of the lake is Badal Mahal , the summer
resort of former rulers .
Abdulla Pir : a popular shrine of
bohra Muslims saint , attracting a large number of Bohra Muslims from
al over during the annual Urs festival .
Madareshwar : A temple of Lord
Shiva set amid natural beauty . Other temples in the city include
Dwarkadhish Temple ( Krishan Temple) Laxmi Narayn Temple and
Vaneshwar Mahadeo Temple , Kali Kalyani Dham and Padoli Rathore are
other spiritual centers near the town which attract thousands of
people from all over the country every year .
Arthuna ( 55 km ) : The ruins of
cluster of Shaivite and Jain Temples dating back to the 11th ,12th
and 15th centuries are found in this village . The Mandleshwar Temple
, built in 1080 A.D by Chamunda Raja Paramara Chief , is noteworthy .
Arthuna is famous for its special Shivratri and Holi celebrations .
Talwara ( 15 km ) : A historic
city with ruins of some ancient monuments and temples famous for
their beautifully carved idols in local black stone. The famous
temples of Talwara includes Laxmi Narain temple , Gokarneshwar
Mahadeva Temple and Jain Temple of Sambhar Nath .