This is a place of great archaeological importance and one of the major attractions of Banswara district. There is a complex of ancient temples here which were built in the 11th and 12th centuries. In ancient times it was the capital city of the rulers of the Paramara dynasty. Many temples have been excavated which reveal the glorious past of the district's rich heritage. It is called the village of old and broken temples.
Raj Mandir (City Palace)
This 16th century palace is very attractive. Sprawling over a large area, it is a fine example of old Rajput architecture. The palace is still owned by the royal family and can be visited only on invitation.
Bhil Kund is a picturesque spot full of historical and mythological significance. It is believed that during their exile, the Pandavas of Mahabharat had stayed here. There is a tunnel here, which is believed to be going upto Ghotiya Amab, a far off place. It is said that the Pandavas used this tunnel as their passage during the rainy season.
Anand Sagar Lake
On the eastern side of the town lies this artificial lake, said to have been constructed by Lachhi Bai of Idar - The Rani of Maharawal Jagaml. The chhatris or cenotaphs of erstwhile rulers of the state are situated close by. Also near by are the holy trees known as "Kalpa Vriksha" which are said to fulfill the desires of visitors.
A part of this lake is covered with beautiful lotus flowers. On the banks of the lake is Badal Mahal, the summer residence of the former rulers. People used to enjoy this place in the summer by going boating.
Banswara is also well known for the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project and for numerous dams and canals situated at beautiful sites. The Mahi River has a number of islands inside the Mahi Dam catchment area and thus Banswara is also known as the 'City of Hundred Islands'.
Kagdi Pick Up Weir
This is the main tourist attraction situated on the Ratlam Road from the main city of Banswara. It's a beautiful place, especially for its fountains, gardens and water, spread over a wide area, and a must see when on a trip to the district.
These are the various places of pilgrimage tourism located in the district of Banswara.
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