Aspur, a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, is not very far from the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh. The picturesque Son Kamla Reservoir is adjacent to the village. The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. A visit to Udaipur will throw up a lot of options.
Places to Stay
There are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to draw up travelling plans to Udaipur for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Wonder View Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), North Star Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mewar Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Udai Palace (Tariff – Rs. 950) and others.
The official language of Aspur is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
There are several places nearby that are worth visiting like Ramngarh (15) and Sarada (36 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 111 km.
Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 94 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
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.