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.
Ghatol is a place in the Banswara district of Rajasthan. It is a part of the Udaipur division of the state. It has a rich variety of flora and fauna and the forests mainly consist of teak. It is also known for its exotic animals like leopard and the chinkara while the birds include the Black Dongo, Grey Shrike, bee – eater and the parrot along with the Bulbul.
Places to Stay
Ghatol does not have any decent hotels. The nearest place to find accommodation is the town of Banswara. Here, hotels like Hotel Sai International (Tariff-Rs. 500), Hotel Relax Inn (Tariff-Rs. 1200), Hotel Surya Palace (Tariff-Rs. 400), and Hotel Nayak palace (Tariff-Rs. 700) provide comfortable accommodation.
Hindi is the official language of Ghatol. Rajasthani is also spoken in major parts of these areas.
Divasa is an important festival that is observed here. Other major ones include Paryushan, Holi, Diwali, and the Aamligyaras.
Places of Interest
The town of Athurna (40 km), Mahi Dam (45 km), the town of Talwara, Anand Sagar Lake (50 km), the Bhim Kund, and the Abdulla Pir are some of the major places of interest around the town of Ghatol.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ghatol is the Udaipur Airport (110 km).
There is no major station near Ghatol. The nearest junction to it is in Banswara (35 km) and Ratlam (90 km).
Ghatol has its own bus station. Operators like Goyal Travels, Sethi Yatra Company, Kalpana Travels, and Vikas Travels provide their services here. These buses also ply to Delhi, Jaipur, and Ajmer. Ticketgoose.com often gives out bus ticket coupons for its customers.