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Banswara City Guide

Quaintly settled in the foothills of Aravali hills, Banswara is one of the lesser known but charming tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan. Banswara is primarily the home for the iconic Bhil tribe which is known for its colorful culture and unique style of festivals. It is one of those Indian destinations, where you can actually experience the ethnic tribal culture in its full glory. However, this beautiful district is also blessed with rich heritage, flora and fauna and especially, temples. Historically, Banswara was a princely state established by Maharawal Jagmal Singh. Consisting of an array of islands in the swiftly flowing Mahi River, it is often quoted as the 'City of Hundred Islands'. So, before planning a tour to Banswara, go through our traveling guide and get some insight travel facts about the destination.

Tourist Attractions
Abdullah Pir

Embellished with beautiful paintings, majestic interiors, intricate murals and royal realm, this palace truly replicates the bygone Rajputana era.


Located in the eastern part of the city, Madareshwar temple is beautiful cave shrine dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. The temple is best known for offering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding scenery.

Anand Sagar Lake

An artificial lake in Banswara (Rajasthan), Anand Sagar Lake is a popular excursion and picnic spot with its long stretches of lush greenery and nearby regal chhatris (cenotaphs) of the former rulers.


A magnificent religious complex consisting of exquisitely carved idols & temples of the Sun God, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dwarka Dhish and Sambharnath (Jain Temple). It is the best place to shop for exciting souvenirs carved by Sompura sculpture artists.

Best Time to Visit

The city of Banswara enjoys the typical seasons of summer, monsoon and winter. Like other cities of Rajasthan, summer is very hot, however, monsoon season experience heavy rainfall. Thus, the period from 'August to March', is the ideal time to visit Banswara.

How to Reach

Banswara is very well connected with other cities of Rajasthan and north India via all modes of transportation.

By Air: Udaipur Airport (160 km) is the nearest airport to Banswara that connects it through different flights flying to and from metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
By Rail: The nearest rail head to Banswara is the Ratlam Junction (80 km away) which is also a major junction to go to Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal and Ahmedabad.
By Road: With a fine road structure to Banswara, one can reach here through a number of state buses (run by the transport corporations of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh). Private cars can also be hired.

Shopping in Banswara

Shopping in Banswara can be special experience. When in here, one can buy some of the exotic tribal stuff as Banswara holds a range of tribes. Some popular items which one must buy include tribal jewellery, dresses, weapons (miniature), mojaris and exquisite stone idols (sold at Talwara). The main shopping markets in Banswara are Talwara market, Tibbati woolen market, Ram Bazaar, Kandharwadi market, Narmada shopping complex


Arthuna, Mahi Dam, Talwara, Tripura Sundari Temple and Paraheada (Mandaleshwar Temple) are some popular excursion spots near Banswara.