Banswara is another big town on
Vagad to be visited for its natural beauty. The
name Banswara, too has been derived from bans,
or bamboo which once grew in abundance here.
The undulating green hills, deep forested
valleys and lakes give this area its own unique
feel. More than its architectural heritage,
this region is nature lover's paradise. You can
go for walks and treks, can watch birds and
study the flora and allow yourself to enjoy the
simple pleasure that keep the Bhills happy.
Bhills constitute half of surrounds the ancient
town. An impressive palace of the former rulers
of Banswara stands overlooking the town. There
are several areas of interest that can be
explored in and around Banswara.
The Mahi river has a number of islands
that make for interesting spots, there is also
a well maintained garden at the Kagdi Pikup and
the Mahi Dam. Other lakes like the Anand
Sagar and Dalab Lake are also worth
a visit. For the adventurous, there are several
interesting places located a short distance
away from Banswara. Arthuna is famous for its
11th century temples, Talwara has ruins of some
ancient temples that are famous for their
carved idols, the temple of goddess Tripur
Sundari is dedicated to Goddess Durga and
has a beautiful idol of the goddess shaped out
of black stone.