The serene atmosphere, expressive landscapes and old buildings are the key factors for making Bundi one of the most attractive cities of Rajasthan. Never falling short of places to visit, this city has in stored something or the other for everyone. One can enjoy the serene location as it is situated on the foothills of a large hill and a lake lies in the heart of the magnificent city. Places like Bijolia, Braj Bhushan ki Haveli, Dhobai Kund and Jhalawar are all a part of this city where tourists can spend their time making a memorable experience. Also, experience the royalty of this city by visiting the old forts and palaces.
Places To SeeTalwas Fort
The majestic fort was built by Ajit Singh. It is located near the Ramgarh Sanctuary. Dhooleshwar Mahadev Shiva temple is also located near this fort. There is a waterfall in the area which provides the much-needed respite from the heat and chaos of the town. The Taragarh Fort
This magnificent fort is also known as the ‘Star Fort’. It was built in 1354 AD and is among the most beautiful attractions of Bundi. Set on a sharp hillside, it provides 360 degrees commanding views of the city. Badal Mahal
The palace is located within the Taragarh Fort. It contains beautiful mural paintings. The walls of palace are beautifully painted and date back to the medieval period. The flowers in the paintings point to the cultivation of poppy seeds in the region and the opium trade with China. Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri
Built by Rao Anirudh Singh in 1740 in honor of the services of the nurse, Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri is a porch supported by 84 pillars. The structure is built on a tall podium and consists of two storeys. There are several images that are carved on the pillars and provide an insight into the lives of the Rajput kings of the 17th century. The base of the edifice depicts animal pictures. The second floor has a large round curved roof at the center and has four small domes at the corners. Bijolia
Set at a distance of 48 km from Bundi on the Chittaurgarh road, Bilolia was the primary center of art and architecture during the Chauhan rule. You need to cross a plateau to reach to it. There are three temples here that were built in the 13th century AD.
Things To DoNawal Sagar
This artificial lake is set in the heart of the town and is visible from the Taragarh Fort. The clear and placid waters of the lake reflect the entire town. The lake is square in shape and also houses a small shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The shrine is a bit submerged into the water and has several baoris or small wells on all sides. Step Wells
Baoris or step wells dominate the landscape of Bundi. These step wells served as reservoirs for water during the summer season and ensured there was no shortage to the surrounding areas. There are around 50 steps wells in and around Bundi, while some have been destroyed there are others that have withstood the test of time. Some of the more well-known include Raniji-ki-Baori, Nagar Sagar Kund and Nawal Sagar. Bhoraji-ka-kund
This is a step-well which was built in the 16th century. Literally translated, “kund” means tank. The baori attracts a large number of birds during the monsoon season. Dugari
Visit Dugari to see the beautiful Kanak Sagar Lake. Located close to Bundi, the lake is a natural habitat for native water birds and also attracts diverse migratory birds during the winter season. Dugari also has a small fort which houses Bundi style paintings. The fort is situated near the lake. Chitrashala
Also known as Ummed Mahal, Chitrashala is an 18th century structure set inside the Garh Palace. The pavilion showcases the famous artworks from the Bundi School of miniature paintings. The walls of Chitrashala have paintings that depict scenes from Ragmala and rasleela. The Dhabhai Kund
Visit the kund to appreciate its fascinating geometric construction. Dhabhai Kund was built in the 16th century and is located near the Raniji-ki-Baori. The kund is also famous for its beautiful carvings and murals.