Banswara- an enchanting city of Rajasthan state, can be one of the most fascinating destinations for a travel lover. The city is dotted with numerous historically important and natural beauties. These historical events may not be a part of mainstream history books- and this is precisely why it is important to travel across the country and explore the unsaid. It’s interesting how each city and town have their own stories to recite to travelers. Today, Banswara rests between the two states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, while during the colonial period, it was a feudatory state that the Maharavals ruled.
The name of the city of Banswara gets derived from the word 'bans,' referring to bamboo, which is found in abundance in Banswara. It is also known by its sobriquet, that is, the city of Hundred Islands. Mahi River crosses the city and there are numerous small islands, called Chachakota that can be seen in the course of the river, which is how Banswara has attained its sobriquet. One must not miss the serene waters and picturesque views that the city offers.
16 km from Banswara, Mahi Dam is one of the major attractions in the city; with extremely picturesque surroundings and a beautiful scenic view, one shouldn’t miss this attraction. Kagadi Pick Up Garden is also a must-see site, at a distance of 3 km from the main city on the Ratlam Road. It's worth spending time here, especially for its beautiful fountains, gardens, and water body spread over a wide area, overlooking the Kagdi Lake. Remember to not miss Dailab Lake, a beautiful scenic spot in the city. With a part of this lake covered with lotus flowers- it is worth all the space in your phone memory. As the story has it, during their exile, the Pandavas stayed here and used a tunnel, believed to be going up to Ghotiya Amba as their passage during the rainy season.
Freedom movement holds an important place in the historical landscape of India and is remembered as a significant time of bravery and sacrifice for the freedom and liberty of the masses. Banswara has also witnessed such a freedom movement within her walls, however, its voice has not been able to reach the ears of Indian masses. During the colonial period, the tribal population living in Banswara was under great distress due to exploitation by people of the upper classes. Eventually, when the people began to rebel, it shook the foundation of the social structure and the upper classes took the assistance of Britishers to end this movement. Approximately 2500 people were massacred but, unfortunately, mainstream history books don't say anything about this event.
Traveling to this city can help you get in touch with the grassroots level of realities of any freedom movement, along with the voices that got lost while others got represented more powerfully.
OYO Hotels Experience In Banswara
OYO hotels provide a wide range of comfortable and affordable hotels in and around the city. These hotels strive to provide the best services to their guests. Air conditioning, parking facilities, CCTV system, geysers, 24-hour front desk services, and in-house dining are some of the basic services that any OYO hotel is furnished with.
History is a significant aspect of our life. Traveling can unravel more information about our past than any book in libraries. Book your trip to the brave city of Banswara and witness history yourself!