Banswara was the eastern part of the territory known as Bangar…the western part being Dungarpur. Varying accounts are available regarding the founding of the state. Samant Singh, the elder son of Rawal kshem Singh ruled over Mewar. After Samant Singh there were several successors. The warrior prince Udai singh succeeded to the throne between 1496 and 1498 AD.
After his death the state of Bangar was divided between his sons; Prithviraj-retaining the territory to the west of the river Mahi and Jagmal receiving the portion to the east of the river .there are conflicting versions about this however, the inscription of chheench of 1520 AD establishes that Jagmal was already installed as Maharawal before the death of Udai Singh.
Banswara is likely to have derived its name from ‘bans’ or bamboo shoots which grew in abundance around the area. It was the eastern part of the territory which was known as Bangar …the western part being Dungarpur.
The district presently comprises of the territories of the former Banswara state and the chiefship of Kishangarh. While the central and Western portions are fertile plains, the scattered ranges of the Aravalis from the eastern region.
Banswara is home to the Bhil tribals who constitute a large size of the population. Banswara has a rich wildlife and the birdlife too, is exotic.
A Tribal Territory
Situated amongst the valley of aravalis, Banswara represents tribal culture in its original form. Its area was covered mostly by bamboo trees (Bans) in the past because of which it was called Banswara. Banswara town was founded by king Jagmal. Religiously, having eleven and a half Swayambhoo Shivlings, it is ‘An area of hundred islands’. Being in the southern part of Rajasthan, its boundary meets with Gujarat and M.P. A compact culture is the result of this inter-regional neighborhood. The so called ‘Vagdi Culture’ is nothing but a mixture of Gujarati, Malwi, Rajasthani and Mewari cultures. Banswara district is rich in forests, hills and wildlife. Tribals are the natives of this region. The place is known for its ancient temples and natural beauty.
|Area||:||15 sq. km.|
|Climate||:||Hot Summer (27.0 C Min to 43.0 Max C)
Cold Winter (3.0 Min to 26 Max C)
|Season||:||Winter Oct. - March Summer April – June|
|Language||:||Rajasthani, Hindi, English, Vagadi, Gujarati|
Nearest Airport at Udaipur (160 kms) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh) (21 kms)
Nearest Railway Station is at Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh)(80 kms),connected with all major cities of the country.
No route in the district has so far been nationalise.
Rajasthan, Gujarat and M.P. Roadways and private travel agencies operate frequent bus services to major cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Ujjain, Bhopal, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Mumbai, Delhi etc
The best time visit Banswara is between Octobre and February. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Ajmer. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Banswara