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.
The city of Nimbahera was named after the local river Nimba. It is at an elevation of 441 m above sea level and is the second largest town of the Chittorgarh district. It is now part of the Udaipur division but used to come under the princely state of Tonk. Nimbahera is known for stone that is found here (it is named after the place) which is a kind of limestone that is used as a material in construction. Nimbahera experiences extreme climatic conditions.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Nimbahera. Some of them include Hotel Krishna, Hotel Mahaveer and the Royal Palace Hotel. The tariff for the same can be obtained in person.
The local languages are Hindi and Rajasthani. The other languages spoken here include Urdu and Marwari.
Festivals such as Holi (in March) and Diwali (in November) are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Radha-Krishna temple (in Nimbahera), the Ambika temple (in Nimbahera), the Maruti Dham (in Nimbahera) and Chittorgarh (43 km from Nimbahera) are places in and around Nimbahera that are frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Nimbahera is at Udaipur which is 81 km away.
Nimbahera has a railway station of its own with trains that connect to Haldighati, Jaipur and Ajmer. It lies on the railway line that connects Ajmer to Ratlam.
Nimbahera has a bus stand of its own with buses that connect cities such as Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Indore. There are many private operators such as Mangalam Travels, Baba Travels, Apex Travels and Kalpana Travels who provide their services on this route. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.