Bhanswara Travel Guide

Maharawal Jagmal Singh founded the erstwhile State. The name Banswara has been derived from bans or bamboo, which once grew in abundance.

Presently known as 'City of Hundred Islands', as the holy river Mahi, the 'pride of Vagad' which flows through the region and separates Banswara and Dungarpur districts, has number of islands inside. Mainly tribal, among which Bhils from 39% of the tribal population inhabit the area.

Banswara is bounded by Udaipur and Chittaurgarh districts in the north and north- east. The district comprises the territories of the former Banswara Sate and the chiefship of Kushalgarh.

The central and western portions of district are cultivable plains. There are scattered ranges of Aravalis in the eastern half of the district. The old town is surrounded by a stone wall, which is in a dilapidated periphery of the wall.

Overlooking the town stands the palace of the former rulers of Banswara. Still owned by Royal family the palace spreads in a big area on the top in between the city. It can be visited only on invitation.


Temperature : Summer Max 42'C Winter Min Below 0"C
Clothing : Summer Cotton Winter Woollen
Best Season : Sept. to March
Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi & English

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