Given below is a list of places that can be included in a Banswara excursion tour:
One of the famous Banswara excursions is Arthuna, the village of old
and broken temples. Once the capital of the Parmar rulers, it is a place
of great archaeological interest. Arthuna is mainly famous for a number
of ancient Hindu and Jain temples, dating back to the 11th and 12th
century. A number of excavations have been carried in this area,
bringing forth a number of temples that reveal its rich past and
heritage. Amongst the numerous articles excavated is an exquisitely
carved conjugated statue of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh.
Approximately 15 km from Banswara is the town of Talwara. It is known
for a number of old temples and some ancient monuments, now in ruins.
The most famous temples in Talwara are the temple of Sun God, Lord
Amaliya Ganesh Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dwarka Dhish Temple, Jain
temple of Sambharnath, etc. Talwara is also renowned for its Sompura
sculpture artists that carve beautiful statues from the local black
Tripura Sundari Temple
One of the places to see in Banswara is Tripura Sundari temple,
dedicated to Goddess Tripura Sundari or Turtia Mata. The temple, said to
be one of the Shakti Peeths, enshrines a beautiful black stone idol of
the Goddess. Riding on a tiger, the goddess idol has 18 hands, each
carrying some symbol. The legend has it that this temple was built
before Samrat Kanishka, who once ruled this place.
Paraheada, 22 km from Banswara, is mainly famous for a Lord Shiva
temple. Dating back to the 12th century, the temple houses an
inscription providing information about Parmar rulers.