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.
Partapur is a village in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is under the Jaipur division and is located 83 km from Alwar and 171 km from Jaipur city. Nimrana lies 23 km away from Paratpur and the postal head-office of the village is Mandhan. Rewari, Kanina, Mahendragarh and Nimrana surround Paratpur village. Some cities that are near-by include Bawal, Narnaul and Mahendargarh.
Places to Stay
There are many lodges and homestays available in Partapur. One of the popular yet budget-friendly hotels in Partapur is Hotel Deependra (Tariff – Rs.800.)
The official spoken language of Partapur is Rajasthani. Hindi is also spoken here.
Some festivals that are celebrated in Partapur include Teej (August), Gangaur (March), Holi (March) and Diwali (November.)
Places of Interest
The Pumeshwara temple, the Lakshmi Narayan temple, the Bhaoreshwar temple and the Jain temple are some of the popular tourist attraction in Partapur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Banswara airport. It is located 15 km away from Partapur.
Ratlam is the nearest railway station and is 100 km away from Partapur.
There are daily buses to Udaipur, Jaipur, Delhi, Indore, Raipur and other cities from Partapur. Some of the best bus operators in this region include Shrinath Travels and Hans Travels. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.