Banswara the City of 100 Islands and Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan


Khamma Ghani Sa! Banswara is a beautiful gem place to explore in Rajashthan a desert capital of India and is one of the quaint and scenic places to go in Rajasthan. It also called because of the 'City of Hundred Islands', due to the presence of Hundreds of Islands within the Mahi River which flows in Rajasthan State. Banswara was named from the 'bans' also called bamboo trees which are plenty. The place was originally dominated by Bhil tribal which are also known as the bowmen of the state.

There are many untold and unheard stories of this city once can get to understand only from the locals.

Places you will love to explore in Banswara


Govind Guru, was a popular saint of the Bhils who made the Mangarh hill a center of religion. He awakened the Bhil community and filled them with a way of patriotism. Later, 1500 Gurubhakt Bhils sacrificed their lives while fighting against the British army. it's therefore also referred to as Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan.

MANGARH DHAM Jallianwala bagh of Rajashthan

Photo of Mangarh, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti


The temple of Mandareshwar is devoted to Lord Shiva. This quaint temple is inside a natural cave perched on a hill. Banswara has several ancient Hindu and Jain temples, and within the past was referred to as Lodi Kashi or the town of temples. This particular temple presents panoramic views of the whole city. due to its location, this temple provides an Amarnath Yatra like feeling to the pilgrims.


Photo of Mandareshwar Temple, Madareshwar Rd, Banswara, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti


Tripura Sundari is that the name of the temple dedicated to the goddess Tripura Sundari or Turita Mata. This temple houses a powerful idol of the deity made up of black stone. This idol has 18 hands with all depicting a special emblem. The Goddess is seen riding a tiger. it's believed that it's one among the Shakti Peethas of Hindus. It's one among the Shakti Peethas of Hindu religion.

Photo of Tripura Sundari Mandir, Jolana, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti


Paraheda may be a famous Shiva Temple situated within the Garhi Tehsil of Banswara. It dates back to the 12th century and was constructed by the then King Mandlik. it's approximately 22km from Banswara.


Photo of Paraheda Shiv Mandir Temple, Parahera, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti


It is the second-largest dam in Rajasthan. The Mahi River, which flows has several islands at various distances. Hence the name 'the city of hundred islands'. Various dams and canals are built over the Mahi River under the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project.

Photo of Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam, Ramgarh, Rajasthan by Sheetal Vibhuti


Offering an up to date but the off-beat location for a vacation, Singpura may be a small village 10kms faraway from Banswara district in Rajasthan. With a gorgeous waterfall and a lake, hillocks, a forest, and greenery all around, Singpura offers a much-needed break from the regular holiday spots. In some ways, it may be a rustic escape where you'll be on the brink of nature as you enjoy a vacation during this small but idyllic village in Rajasthan.

Singpura Waterfall

Photo of Singpura, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti


The archaeological significance of Arthuna has made it one among the prime attractions of Banswara. it had been also called Utthunaka. This place is surrounded by clusters of ruined Hindu and Jain temples belonging to the 11th, 12th, and therefore the 15th centuries. They now dwell ruins but are a fine example of the architectural mastery and religious devotion of these rulers. .Also, explore a village named Lankiya, that lies in close proximity to Arthuna features a Shaivite Temple called Nilkanth Mahadev temple. The temples here contain several beautifully designed idols of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati. The temple is additionally decorated with intricate carvings and has sculpted images of gorgeous women. The bull of Lord Shiva, Nandi, stands at the doorway within the temple porch as if it's guarding the structure.

Photo of Arthuna, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti
Photo of Arthuna, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti


Banswara one of the hidden gems are yet to be fully explored is the Jua Falls. The Jua Falls are best visited during the season when this naturally forming waterfall is at its full glory. Offering a stunning getaway regular life and a serene atmosphere to relax and unwind, there are many reasons why Jua Falls is a visit worth remembering.

Jua Waterfall by my friend Pc-aquadarkup

Photo of Seengpura Waterfall, Banswara, Seengpura, Rajasthan, India by Sheetal Vibhuti

Anand Sagar Lake

Lanchi Bai, the Rani of Maharval Jagami, built this artificial lake called as the Anand Sagar Lake. Kalpa Vriksha (trees) and are considered holy and believed to have wish-fulfilling properties. The chhatris or cenotaphs of the rulers who ruled the state are often seen nearby. If you're looking to spend some beautiful moments at a tranquil lake amid the pristine great thing about nature, then this can be the right place for you.

Anand Sagar Lake Image from Web

Photo of Banswara the City of 100 Islands and Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan by Sheetal Vibhuti


Abdullah Pir may be a Dargah of Sayed Abdul Rasul Saheed and is one of the foremost famous places of pilgrimage within the state of Rajasthan. It holds religious and spiritual significance for the Bohra community. The "Urs" is held at the Dargah and other people of the Bohara community participate in it in large numbers. Thousands of pilgrims from everywhere the country visit Banswara. The festival takes place for six days and there are night-long musical programs featuring Qawwalis.

Abdulla Pir

Photo of Banswara the City of 100 Islands and Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan by Sheetal Vibhuti


Andeshwar Parshwanath Temple is situated on a hillock within the Kushalgarh. This temple has within itself some rare Shilalekhs belonging to the 10th century. The idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha is protected by seven hoods.


Diablab Lake is one of the most scenic spots within the town. The whole lake is roofed with lotus flowers and it's a gorgeous sight. there's a Palace called Badal Mahal at the bank of the lake. The palace was the summer resort of the erstwhile rulers and now's a famous tourist spot. Visit this place to spend some tranquil moments far away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

Diablab Lake Pc Dr Kamlesh Sharma

Photo of Banswara the City of 100 Islands and Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan by Sheetal Vibhuti


Drive down for 3 Kms from the most city to Kagadi Pikup Weir. it's worth visiting for its beautiful fountains, gardens, and lakes.

Kagdi Pickup weir

Photo of Banswara the City of 100 Islands and Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan by Sheetal Vibhuti


Shri Raj Mandir, more fondly and popularly referred to as the town Palace was constructed within the 16th century and is perched on a hillock overlooking the town. It covers an enormous area and it follows a typical sort of Rajput architecture.


About 400 steps take you the temple of Samai Mata, perched on top of a hill. it's a stunning picnic spot about 4kms from the town .

I would definitely recommend Banswara for all who need a small break, rejuvenate and refresh their mind and souls.

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