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Bundi Travel Guide


Bundi Travel Guide

Rajasthan in India is blessed with an exceptional number of tourist attractions each of which is endowed with exclusive characteristics traits that makes it stand out from all the other. One such place is Bundi, a small city that has a unique history linked with it. It is situated in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan in North West India. The city sits at a distance of 35 km from Kota and 210 km from Jaipur and is flanked by the impressive Aravalli Range on all the three sides. The glorious past of Rajasthan get magnified in all aspects representing the affluent treasure of the country. A number of historical monuments, beautiful palaces, havelis and cenotaphs adorned Bundi enlightening the visitors with the magnificent history that the city boasts of.

There are a number of tourist attractions in and around Bundi. Some of the most prominent among them are the Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, Chattar Mahal or Palace of Towers, Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph, Phool Sagar, Nawal Sagar, Chitrashala, Raniji ki Baori, Sukh Mahal, Shikar Burj, Ratan Daulat, Kshar Bagh and Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri.

The Taragarh Fort is the prime attraction in Bundi. Built way back in the 14th century this fort consists of a large battlement and a large reservoir believed to have been engraved out of a single piece of rock. The fort nestles on a hill, offering a stunning view of the city below. The Bundi Palace lying adjacent to the Taragarh Fort is a perfect exemplification of the Rajput style of architecture. In all its exposition the era of the Indian royalty is exhibited. When the palace is illuminated at night it offers a heart rendering vision.  You will also come across some superb Bundi murals in this palace. The Palace of towers or the Chattar Mahal is another tourist attraction in Bundi. It is renowned for its small style murals. Fascinating structures like the Hazari Pol or Gate of the Thousand, Diwan-i-Aam, Hathi Pol are prevalent inside the Chhattar Mahal. Another architectural marvel that should not be missed is the 84 Pillared cenotaphs and the Nawal Sagar. The Nawal Sagar is a square shaped lake which has a half submerged shrine that is devoted to Lord Varuna. A visit to the lake will definitely leave you dazed as it offers a fascinating view of the city and its vicinity. You should not also miss the Raniji-ki-Baori which is a 46 meters deep step-well built by the princess Rani Nathavatji way back in the 1699 AD.

Visiting Bundi during the Teej festival will surely be a memorable experience. Shopping spree at the local shops will leave you mesmerised and you are sure to come back home fully loaded with shopping bags in hand. Bundi has much to offer to all the ardent travellers. A visit to Bundi should therefore not be missed. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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