Bundi is a magnificent town in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state. Bundi is also known as the blue city of Eastern Rajasthan. Bundi’s charm lies in its location –surrounded by orchards of orange, guava, pomegranate and mango trees, flanked by the Aravalli range and rivers and lined by fields of cotton, barley and wheat. Situated far from the crowds, it is the simple rural folk that lend Bundi its allure. Bundi is mainly famous for its tourist attractions like mansions, forts, paintings, step wells, and palaces. All these places together make Bundi a perfect travel destination in Rajasthan.
Attractions And Palaces To Visit In Bundi –
Taragarh Fort –
Taragarh fort was constructed in 1354 and it is one of the most impressive structures in the city. Taragarh fort is also known as Star Fort. It is situated on the top of a steep hillside overlooking the city. The entrance to the fort is marked by three gateways, followed by tunnels and many battlements along with ramparts. The place is at its peak of beauty when the sun sets, and the entire city is immersed in the fading light of the setting sun.
Sukh Mahal –
Sukh Mahal is located on the periphery of the lake Jait Sagar. It was built during Umed Singh's regime. It is designed with some superb statues and typical Bundi art. One can find a touch of Mughal art in the paintings that adorn the walls of the palace. Another interesting fact about this Mahal is that it is said to be connected with the old palace through a hidden underground tunnel made to ensure safe escape for the king and others in his kingdom in case of any attack.
Garh Palace –
The Garh Palace in Bundi is counted among the largest palaces in India, even if it is a little less known. Inside, the palace is a collection a number of palaces that were built by different rulers over the span of 3 centuries. Garh Palace is known for its Rajput architecture, which is easily noticeable in the jharokhas and pillars, many of which sport elephant carvings. Some of the famous palaces here include Chhatra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Badal Mahal, but one of the most famous ones has to be the Chitrashala, which has a fascinating pavilion and gallery of miniature murals.
Rani Ji Ki Baori –
The town of Bundi is renowned for its baoris, or stepwells. Rani Ji Ki Baori was built in 1699 by Rani Nathavati Ji the younger queen of the ruling Maharao Raja Anirudh Singh of Bundi. It is one of the popular step wells in Bundi Town and also largest Baori in Bundi with about 50 baoris. The baori is a medieval marvel of construction and design.
Shopping In Bundi –
Bundi offers shopping experience with its rich treasure of miniature paintings, exquisite cotton carpets, Jewelleries, wood carved items and hand painted items. The city is an ideal place for shopaholics and all the market streets are filled with numerous places.