Places to Visit

Lord Ram’s mystical cave at Banswara!

Located just 156 KM (3-hour drive) from Udaipur is Banswara. Banswara is immensely beautiful, having a lot of places to explore. One such mystical and mysterious place is Ram Kund in Banswara. Having said that it’s a kund, you might infer that it would be a small pond. Let me reconfirm your beliefs that this place is not a small pond but a cave.

Let us read through to know about this amazing place.

All about Ram Kund:

Ram Kund, also known as ‘Phati Khaan’, is situated at a distance of 25 km from Banswara. It is nestled amidst a barren and deserted area. It is surrounded by hills and located inside one of them. The whole cave inside the hill has a reservoir and turquoise waters flow through it, which is truly a mesmerizing thing to watch noting the fact that we are in Rajasthan.

source: rajasthan tourism

The cave is situated 300-400 meters below the ground, so one has to climb up the hill and then go inside where the cave can be found. The temperatures fall down drastically when one enters the cave; the outside temperature can be taken as double when compared to the temperature in the inside of the cave. The water in the reservoir is always freezing cold.

Mythology related to Ram Kund:

According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Ram with his wife Sita and brother Laxman visited this place during his exile and drank water from the reservoir. This is the reason why the place is known as Ram Kund. Not only this, it is also believed that Tatya Tope, a great Indian Freedom Fighter in the year 1857, used this place for hiding from the British and making war strategies against them.

source: sightseeings

Best time to visit Ram Kund:

The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon seasons because the hills are lush green and the whole atmosphere is blissful.

The present state of Ram Kund:

Ram Kund is not commercialized up till now but the present state of this baffling place is not very good. People come here and litter around, rather than saving the natural beauty it is.

Here is a glimpse of the situation at Ram Kund, Watch Here:

What can the government and locals do to save this natural marvel?

I am awestruck by the beauty of the place Banswara is and I am thinking to update you more about beautiful places in and around Banswara. What are your thoughts upon this wonderful place? Pen down your thoughts in the comments section below.

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