Tourism Places In banswara

Tripura Sundari Temple
 Tripura Sundari Temple , banswara
The place gets its name from a temple here dedicated to goddess Tripura Sundari also called Turtia Mata in the local dialect. It is believed that the temple was constructed approximately before the reign of the Kushana emperor Kanishka who ruled here in the first century AD. Magnificently carved out of black stone, the main idol is shown riding a tiger. The goddess has 18 hands each carrying a symbol. The temple is said to be one of the Shakti Peeths of the Hindus. A Shakti Peeth is a revered place of worship of the Hindus. According to the Hindu mythology, when Lord Shiva lost his wife Sati he was overwhelmed with grief. He carried the dead body of his beloved and went for a tour of Mrityulok (abode of the Dead). The other gods were troubled to see him carrying the body wherever he went. As a result they decided to cut the body into pieces. The body was fragmented into 52 parts with the help of the Lord Vishnu's sudarshan chakra (discus), and each place where a part fell on earth became a Shakti Peeth.

Mahi Dam
 Mahi Dam , banswara
Mahi Dam is about 18 km from banswara, in Rajasthan. The dam is situated amidst beautiful surroundings and is one among the various dams and canals built over the Mahi River under the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project. There is a beautiful garden with a fountain worth visiting. Under the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project, various dams and canals have been built over the Mahi River amid beautiful surroundings. The Mahi River has a number of islands at intervals and hence banswara is at times referred to as 'the city of hundred islands' .

Andeshwar (Jain Temple)
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 History We can find two Digamabara Jain Parshwanatha temples at this place. The main temple was built by Digamabar Jain Panchayat of Kushalgarh. The main idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha is being protected by seven hoods. This idol is said to belong to 12-13 C AD. there are numerous other idols of tirthanakaras on the vedi. In the other Jain temple we can find the 32 inches high black coloured idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha as the main deity. The miraculous stories based on the temples of this place are very famous. The annual function is conducted on the full moon day of Kartika month.This place is situated on a hillock in Kushalgarh tehsil of banswara district. This place is on Kushalgarh-Kalizara road. The boarding and lodging facilities are available at the Dharmashala.

Abdullah Pir
 Abdullah Pir , banswara
Abdullah Pir is a Dargah of Abdul Rasul a Muslim saint and mostly visited by the Bohra Muslim. It's an important holy place for the Bohras. Abdullah Pir is located in the southern part of the city. Many Muslim devotees visit here from various part of the country and from across the world also. popular shrine of a Bohra Muslim saint, Abdul Rasul, the Abdullah Pir is situated in the southern part of the city. The annual 'Urs' held here is a very popular festival and attracts a huge number of Bohra Muslims from all over the country.

Anand Sagar Lake
 Anand Sagar Lake , banswara
banswara sightseeing tour must include Anand Sagar Lake, situated on the eastern side of banswara. An artificial lake, it is said to have been constructed by Lachhi Bai Of Idar, the Rani of Maharawal Jagmal. Near the lake are the royal chhatris or cenotaphs of former rulers of the state. Kalpa Vriksha, holy trees said to fulfill the desires of visitors, surround this picturesque lake.

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.

Arthuna Stone Temples
 Arthuna Stone Temples , banswara
Arthuna as well as its surrounding areas have clusters of ruined Hindu and Jain temples belonging to the 11th, 12th and the 15th centuries. Among the dilapidated ruins is a beautifully carved conjugated statue of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh. Lankiya village around Arthuna has Shaivite temples called Nilkanth Mahadev Temples. The temple is an old stone temple having beautiful intricate carvings and sculpted figures of women embedded in the outer walls. The bull Nandi (Lord Shiva's faithful vehicle) stands guard at the entrance in the temple porch. This old Digamber Jain Nasiyaji Atishaya Kshetra exist on a beautiful Hill which is located 1 km ahead in south of 'Amaravati' (now named as Arthuna). Amaravati is a historical place and is famous throughout India for art. There are 49 idols in Padmasana and Khadgasana posture. These have been carved on stone and belong to V.S. 1100 to 1200 as per inscriptions on idols. The whole environment gets aromatic by saffron shower on idols from sky at some times.

Legend of Arthuna
Arthuna was once the capital of Paramaras who ruled over the state of Vagad. Paramaras were originally the rulers of the Malwa region in the 11th century. One of the most famous Paramara king was Raja Bhoja, a great patron of Sanskrit.
The Mandaleswar Temple, built in 1080AD by a Paramara king called Chamunda Raja, is another noteworthy one dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has some insciptions and sculpted figures, a common feature in ancient Hindu and Jain temples. However, the temple�s uniqueness lies in its fully decorated ceiling which resembles those of the Dilwara Temples at Mount Abu. Other nameless temples within the periphery also have some marvellous sculptures and figures on their exterior walls.
These temples stand out for their exquisite images of intricately sculpted figures of women in different poses found on the exterior walls. However, various portions of these exquisite temples have been bluntly repaired with bricks. Andheshwar and Kalinjara are the other famous Jain temples.

Madareshwar Shiv Temple
Lord Shiv  Arthuna Temples , banswara
Madareshwar is a Lord Shiva temple situated in the eastern part of banswara. The temple is inside a natural cave of a high hill and offers an awesome view of the scenery below. its A natural cave of a high hill here houses a famous Lord Shiva temple. Nature can be experienced in full bloom from here. Due to its typical location, the place provides an Amarnath Yatra like feeling to pilgrims.

Distance : 15km from banswara
Talwara has gained historical importance due to its ancient temples and the ruins of some old monuments. It has the temples of Laxmi Narain, Gokareshwar Mahadev and the Jain temple ofSambhar Nath. The Jain temple looks not at all like a temple but more like a chhatri (cenotaph). The roof of the temple is a domed structure invariably found in the cenotaphs of the local rulers. The Gokareshwar Mahadev is an attractive red temple with sculptured panels and a saffroned statue of Lord Vishnu. The local artists of Talwara belong to the Sompura Samaj who are widely known for their artistic skills. These artisans carve beautiful idols from the local black stone. Many of them can be spotted on the roadside chiselling out works of beauty. As a result, the place has now become an interesting shopper�s delight.

Chheench Temples , banswara
A 12th century Brahma temple , Chheench has a black stone statue of the deity. This Temple with a life size statue of Lord Brahma is a must-see destination.

Paraheada, 22 km from banswara, is mainly famous for a Lord Shiva temple. Dating back to the 12th century, the temple houses an inscription providing information about Parmar rulers.

Shri Raj Mandir
This 16th century old city palace of Banswar overlooks the town. It covers a large area, and is a typical example of old Rajput architecture. The palace is still owned by the Royal family and can be visited only on invitation.
Shri Raj Mandir is the 16 th century old city palace which spans over a large area and is a perfect example of old Rajput architecture. The palace was purchased by the royal family. You need to have an official invitation in order to enter the mandir.

Ram Kund
Ram Kund  , banswara
Ram Kund is a deep cave situated under a hill. There is a legend attached to it that Lord Rama stayed here during his exile. There is a pool of very cold water that is found throughout the year.

Bhim Kund
Bhim Kund is believed to be the place where the Pandavas stayed during their exile.