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RAJASTHAN TRAVEL GUIDE : BUNDI



Rajasthan Travel Guide (Bundi)


History
In 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles seeked shelter in Mewar and became allies to the Rana while other young warriors move towards the Chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribals-thus establishing their own kingdom of Hadoti. Later, two branches of Hadas formed two separates states of Kota and Bundi, on either side of the river Chambal. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways

Reaching Bundi

By Air: Nearest airport is Jaipur.
By Bus: Bundi is approchable by road from Kota (40 km), jaipur(206) and many other cities.
By Train: Train links are from Kota, Agra and many other cities.

Getting around
Cycle - rickshaw and tongas are available

Fairs And Festivals:
Kajli Teej :
The onset of the monsoon is celebrated in Bundi, where it is observed on the third day of the month of bhadra. Apalanquin bearing the goddess teej is carried through the streets.The celebrations merge with the festival of Janamashtami ,Krishna's birthday

Places To See

Taragarh 'The Star Fort'
Perched on a thickly wooded hill is a marvelous white fort with a huge reservoir which once supplied water to the palace. Built in 1354 AD the fort is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan.

The Palace
This magnificent edfice is a fine example of the Rajput architecture, housing some of the superb Bundi murals.

Sukh Mahal
A magnificent summer palace on the Sukh Sagar Lake amid the lush surroundings of a beautiful garden. An underground tunnel is believed to run from the Sukh Mahal to the old palace.

Menal (48 km)
The Menal river runs over a bed of granite slabs and plunges into cavernous 122 metres deep gorge.On the other side of the broken wall is the temple complex with fascinating carvings on the walls of the shrine that depicts various Hindu deities. It is located on the Chittaurgarh - Bundi road.

Ratan Daulat
Built by Rao Raja Ratan Singh, it is a very interesting structure forming a stable for nine horses and a Hatia Pol. (Prior permission required for visit.)

Nawal Sagar
Visible from the fort is the square artificial lake of Nawal Sagar,broken up by islets. A temple dedicated to Varuna, the Aryan god of water,stands half submerged in the centre of the lake. The reflection of the entire city and its palaces can be seen in the lake - making it a unique attraction of Bundi.

Raniji-ki-Baori
It is 46 m. deep stepped dwell with some superb carvings on its pillars and a high arched gate built in 1699 A.D. by Rani Nathavatji. This well is one of the largest of its kind.

Phool Sagar Palace
The 20th century palace with an artificial tank and picturesque gardens. Presently, it is the residence of the former ruler (Prior permission of Secretary is required for a visit.)

Shikar Burj
The royal hunting lodge set amidst thel lush surroundings. It is a favorite picnic spot.

Sar Bagh
An ancient garden near the Shika Burj with beautiful chhatris of the Bundi rulers and their queens all examples of the town’s rich architecture. (Prior permission required for visit.)

Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph
An amazingly magnificent memorial with 84 pillars in a single cenotaph along with a Shiva lingam. It was erected by Rao Anirudh.




 
 

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