Places to See in Banswara:
Tripura Sundari :
A temple of Goddess Tripura Sundari, commonly known as Turtia Mata. It has a beautiful idol of black stone having 18 hands, each carrying some symbol, while the Goddess is seen riding a tiger. It is believed that this temple was built before Samrat Kanishka, who rule here. The exact date of its construction is not yet known. It is said to be one of the "Shakti Peeths" of the Hindus having charismatic divine power.
Mahi Dam :
Banswara is also well known for the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project and for numerous dams and canals situated at beautiful sites. The Mahi river has a number of islands inside the Mahi Dam catchment area and thus Banswara is also known as the 'City of Hundred Islands'.
Kagdi Pick Up Weir :
This is the main tourist attraction situated 3 kms away from the main city on the Ratlam Road. It's a place worth seeing, especially for its fountains, gardens and water, spread over a wide area.
This place of great archaeological importance, is the major attraction of Banswara district. There is a complex of ancient temples which were built in the 11th and 12th centuries. In ancient times it was the capital city of the Parmar rulers. Many temples have been excavated which reveal the glorious past of our rich heritage. It is called the village of old and broken temples.
This famous temple of Lord Shiva is situated inside the natural cave of a high hill on the eastern part of the city. It presents a sensational natural view. The cave temple provides an Amarnath Yatra like feeling to the pilgrims, due to its typical location.
Abdulla Pir :
Situated in the southern part of the city is the Dargah of Abdul Rasul which is known as the "Abdulla Pir". Every year "Urs" is held at the Dargah and is very popular with the masses. The people of the Bohara community take part in it in large numbers.
This is very famous jain temple housing rare Shilalekhs of the 10th century. Such temples are also found in Talwara, Kalinjara, Bagidora, Ajna and Banswara.
It is famous for the ancient temple of the Sun God, Lord Amaliya Ganesh, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dwarka Dhish temple and Jain temple of Sambharnath. A number of Sompura sculpture artists can be seen carving stones on the roadside in Talwara.
Anand Sagar Lake :
On the eastern side of the town lies this artificial lake, said to have constructed by Lachhi Bai Of Idar - The Rani of Maharawal Jagaml. The chhatris or cenotaphs of erstwhile rulers of the state are situated close by. Also near by are the holy trees known as "Kalpa Vriksha" which are said to fulfill the desires of visitors.
This is a famous 12th century temple of "Lord Brahma". The black stone statue is of an average man's height.
Diablab Lake :
A part of this lake is covered with beautiful lotus flowers. On the banks of the lake is Badal Mahal, the summer residence of the former rulers.
This is a famous Shiv temple of the 12th century which was built by the kind Mandalik.
Shri Raj Mandir :
This 16th century palace is very attractive. Sprawling over a large area, it is a fine example of old Rajput architecture. The palace is still owned by the royal family and can be visited only on invitation.
Ram Kund :
It is a place surrounded by hills. People call it "Phati Khan" because it is a deep cave under a hill. There is a pool of very cold water which is found throughout the year. It is said that Lord Ram, during his exile came and stayed here for some time.
Bhim Kund :
This is a scenic spot. It is believed that during their exile, the Pandavas stayed here. There is a tunnel here, which is believed to be going upto Ghotiya Amab, a far off place. It is said that the Pandavas used this tunnel as their passage during the rainy season.