Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh surround the district of Banswara, situated in the basins of the Aravallis. Banswara can be best described as the native place of the Bhils who form 39% of the tribal population of India. Banswara is a city that is located in the Banswara district of the state of Rajasthan.
The city is known for the numerous islands that are located in the Mahi River which flows through the city. The Mahi River is the main source of water here. The thick forests on the hills are rich with teak, mango, khajur and mahua trees. The entire area is filled with wildlife and is a treat for bird lovers.
Banaswara has a rich folk culture, and the fairs and festivals celebrated here are a major draw for tourists. The city was formerly a princely state that was founded by Maharawal Jaghmal Singh. There are many bamboo forests that can be seen in the area as well. The city is located in the southern region of the state.Banswara’s beautiful landscape may be divided into two regions – the eastern and the western. The former consists of the Aravallis while the western are plain agricultural lands.
The main attraction in the city is the Sri Raj Mandir which is a palace that was built during the 16th century. The building is in typical Rajput architecture, however it is owned by the royal family and one needs an invitation to enter the palace.
There is a shrine called the Abdulla Pir that is a popular pilgrimage site for Bohra Muslims and many people from all over the world visit the place during a certain period. There are many gardens and lakes that one can see in the place and these include the Dialab Lake, Anand Sagar Lake and the Kagdi Garden.
Other places in the surrounding regions include the Madi Dam, Talwara, Paraheada Shiva Temple, Tripura Sundari Temple and a few other places.