Banswara is a city in Banswara District in south Rajasthan in India. The state of Banswara was established by Maharawal Jagmal Singh. It is named for the "bans" or bamboo forests in the area. It is also known as ' The City of Hundred Islands', due to presence of numerous islands on the Mahi River known as "Chachakota" where the islands are located, which flows through Banswara. Banswara city is governed by the City Council (Nagar Parishad) which comes under Banswara Urban Agglomeration. The city has population of 100,128, its urban / metropolitan population is 101,177 of which 51,941 are males and 49,236 are females. The drainage system belongs to the Mahi river which originates from Amjera hills near Dhar in Madhya Preadesh. Its main tributaries are Anas, Chanp, Erav, Hiran and Kagdi. The Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam has been constructed on the Mahi, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) away from Banswara town. The Right and Left Main Canals and their distributaries irrigate 60,149 hectares (601.49 km2) of land. Normal annual rainfall is about 82.59 centimetres (32.52 in). Banswara district forms eastern part of the region known as Vagad or Vagwar.
Places for Visit
"Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam" is a dam across the Mahi River. It is situated 16 kilometres from Banswara town in Banswara district Rajasthan, India.The dam was constructed between 1972 and 1983 for the purposes of hydroelectric power generation and water supply. It is the second largest dam in Rajasthan. It is named after Jamnalal Bajaj.The dam has an installed capacity of 140 Mega Watt.
"Kagdi Pickup Weir" The Kagdi Lake, Kagdi Pick Up Weir is an important part of the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project. Located around 3km from the main city limits of Banswara on Ratlam Road, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rajasthan. Jotted with colourful gardens, astounding water fountains, and other water bodies, it truly makes for a heart-warming destination for the visitors to Banswara.
"Tripura Sundari" There is a temple of Goddess Tripura Sundari known as Tartai Mata here, which has beautiful idol of black stone having 18 hands each carrying a symbol, while the Goddess is seen riding a tiger. The exact date of construction of this temple is not known, it is said to have been built before Samrat Kanishka, who ruled here. It is one of the ‘Shakti Peeths’ of the Hindus.
"Mangarh Dham" Govind Guru, was a popular saint of the Bhils who made the Mangarh hill a centre of faith. He awakened the Bhil community and filled them with a sense of patriotism. The Bhils were so inspired that they sacrificed their lives for freedom. Later, 1500 Gurubhakt Bhils sacrificed their lives while fighting against the British army. It is therefore also known as Jallianwala Bagh of Rajasthan.
"ChachaKota" Chacha Kota village is located in Banswara Tehsil of Banswara district in Rajasthan, India. It is situated 26km away from Banswara, which is both district & sub-district headquarter of Chacha Kota village. As per 2009 stats, Chachakota is the gram panchayat of Chacha Kota village.The total geographical area of village is 845 hectares. Chacha Kota has a total population of 416 peoples. There are about 73 houses in Chacha Kota village. Banswara is nearest town to Chacha Kota which is approximately 26km away.
CAR : Cars are generally hired for an eight-hour day and with a maximum of 80km travel allowed; additional charges rack up if you exceed these limits.Agents at the Apollo Bunder ticket booths near the Gateway of India can arrange a non-AC Maruti with driver for a half-day of sightseeing for Rs 600 (going as far as Mahalaxmi and Malabar Hill). Regular taxi drivers often accept a similar price.
Trains : The nearest railway station from Banswara is Ratlam Railway Station, located around 80 Km from the city. Trains to and from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc. can be boarded from here.
Airlines : The nearest Domestic Airport from Banswara is Udaipur Airport, roughly 160 km from Banswara. Connecting flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur can be taken from here. The other nearest Airport is Indore Airport (182 Kms) which is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.
Health Care Services
Ratlam - Banswara Road, Behind New Bus Stand, Sindhi Colony
Open 24 hours
Phone: 02962 241 465
Bhatnagar nursing & Maternity home banswara
Bhatnagar Nursing & Maternity Home, Dahod Road
Phone: 094140 12828