ANAND SAGAR LAKE
This artificial lake, also known as Bai Talab was constructed by Lanchi Bai, the Rani of Maharaval Jagmal Singh. Located in the eastern part of Banswara, it is surrounded by holy trees known as 'Kalpa Vriksha', famous for fulfilling the wishes of visitors. The ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs of the rulers of the state are also scattered nearby.
On the banks of this beautiful lake stands the summer residence of the former rulers. A major part of the lake itself is covered with lotus flowers.
KAGADI PIKUP WEIR
Located on Ratlam Road, 3 kilometres from the main city, is Kagadi Pikup Weir. It is worth visiting for its enchanting fountains, gardens and water bodies. It overlooks the Kagdi Lake and is a part of the Mahi Bajaj Sagar project.
SINGPURA - BANSWARA
Offering a contemporary but off-beat location for a holiday, Singpura is a small village 10kms away from Banswara district in Rajasthan. With a beautiful lake, hillocks, a forest, and greenery all around, Singpura offers a much-needed break from the regular holiday spots. In many ways, Singpura is a rustic escape where you can be close to nature as you enjoy a vacation in this small but idyllic village in Rajasthan.
JUA FALLS - BANSWARA
Rajasthan is a state that is home to a number of hidden gems, and one of the sites that are yet to be fully explored is the Jua Falls in Banswara. The Jua Falls are best visited during the rainy season when this naturally forming waterfall is at its full glory. Offering a beautiful escape from regular life and a serene atmosphere to relax and unwind, there are many reasons why Jua Falls is a visit worth remembering.
It is also known as ‘Phati Khan’ because there is a deep cave under a hill. There is a Pool of very cold water found through out the year. It is said that Lord Ram, during his exile came & stayed here. It is a beautiful place surrounded by hills.
ABOUT BANSWARA -
Banswara gets its name from the ‘bans’ or bamboo trees that once grew here in abundance. It is dominated by Bhil tribals (popularly known as the bow men of Rajasthan) who make up more than half the total population of the region. History states that Banswara was ruled by a Bhil ruler named Bansia or Wasna and the place derived its name from him. Bansai was defeated by Jagmal Singh who crowned himself Banswara’s first Maharaval.
The district is a mix of different geographies with fertile plains of maize, wheat, rice, cotton soya bean and gram covering the entire central and western regions, while the Aravallis range make up the eastern side. The rich teak forests and mango, khajur (date) and mahua trees are home to diverse wildlife. Archaeological significance of Arthuna has made it one of the prime attractions of Banswara.
It was about 72 kilometres in length from north to south and 53 kilometres in breadth from east to west. The district was formerly a princely state ruled by the Maharavals.