Baneshawar Festival (According to Lunar Calendar)
The biggest tribal fair held at Baneshwar (60 km) on the confluence of Mahi, Som and Jhakham, which are believed to be holy rivers of the region. A number of tribal people from Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat and Rajasthan gather to immerse the mortal remains of the deed.
Banswara, it is likely, derived its name from bans or bamboo shoots, which once grew in abundance around the places. It was a part of the territory known aas Bagar during the regin of Udai Singh (who succeeded to the throne sometime between 1496 and 1498 AD) and is said to have been founded by Jagmal, the younger son of Udai Singh who, being much devoted to his queen, the mother of Jagmal and wanting to see him installed as a ruler of a separate State, had partitioned Bagar between the two claimant sons before his death. Banswara remained the capital of erstwhile State of the same name for about four centuries thereafter.
The crumbling stone wall enclosing the old town is still visible, overlooked by the palace of the former rulers of the principality. Bai Tal - an artificial tank - believed to have been constructed by Lachhi Bai of Idar, the Rani of Maharawal Jagmal, lies on the eastern side of the town. About a kilometre away, are the chhatris or cenotaphs of the royality. The town has some Jain and Hindu temples and old mosques.
How to reach Banswara
Nearest airport is Udaipur (160 kms) And airport in Indore (212 kms)
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No route in the district has so far been nationalised. Rajasthan, Gujarat and M.P. Roadways and the private travel agencies operate frequent buses to major cities like Ahmadabad, Baroda, Ujjain, Bhopa, Udaipur, Jaipur , Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Bombay, Delhi etc.
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Rail Nearest railway station is in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) (80 kms) connected with all the major cities of the country.
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Banswara is a relatively small town and easy enough to get around on foot, but there are plenty of unmetered auto - rickshaws and cycles - rickshaws.
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