Banswara is a city located in southern Rajasthan. It is known as the “City of Hundred Islands” due to the presnce of a large number of islands on the Mahi River, which is close to the city. The nearest major urban agglomeration close by is Ratlam, across the border in Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of 81 km east.
Places to Stay
There are several hotels such as Hotel Sai International (Tariff – Rs. 500), Nayak Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650), Shree Ram Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400), Hotel Ganpati (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
One of the major events of the area is the Divasa (Haryali Amavasya) festival on the last day of first fortnight of Shravanmas. Baneshwar Fair is held every year in February. The other important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Hindi is the local language spoken in Banswara.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Banswara are Shri Satya Kabir Temple, Anand Sagar Lake, Mahi Dam, and Kadeliya Fall all located within a radius of 25 km. The neighbouring city of Ratlam has a couple of tourist attractions among which Sagod Jain Temple, Hussain Tekri Jaora, Barbad Hanuman Temple are worth a visit.
How to Get There
There is no airport in Banswara itself. Udaipur Airport is the closest airport to Banswara. It is located around 165 km away. Domestic flights to major cities across the country are available here.
Banswara does not have railway connectivity at this time. However, there are plans afoot to construct one in the near future. The nearest major railway station is Ratlam Railway Station at a distance of 88 km.
Banswara has a direct road link with Ratlam, Dungarpur, Dohad and Jaipur, from where buses are readily available.Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.
Nasirabad is cantonment town located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is popular for the delicious Kachori (a fried spiced wonton) preparations. The name Nasirabad was given after Sir David Ochterlony, an English officer who was given an honor with name- Nasir-Ud-Daula. This town is also known for its defense population, since a number of officers and soldiers are posted in this place. The namkeen or salty snacks of this place is very famous.
Places to stay
There are a number of budget and luxury hotels here. Hotel Oasis (Tariff-Rs. 583), Hotel Regal (Tariff-Rs. 1200), The Merwara Palace (Tariff-Rs. 3000), and Ananta Resorts (Tariff-Rs. 9250) are some good places to stay.
Official language of this town is Hindi, but people here do understand English.
All the traditional festivals are celebrated with fervor and pomp here. Folk dances, fairs, trade shows, plays, theatre, and music events are held round the year.
Places to Visit
There are many magnificent lakes to see here, and the major attraction is the Nagpathar range. The desert area will give tourists a wonderful experience. Dilwara (3.3 km), Sanod (11 km), Ramsar (15 km), and Pili Kothi (1.6 km) are some attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Nasirabad is the Sanganer Airport which is 135 km away from the town.
This town is well connected to railways; it is connected with the Delhi-Mumbai line.
Two bus stations are nearby to this town. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.