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Bundi City

The name Bundi is derived from the name of the Meena tribe's chief "Bunda Meena".

This region was inhabited by Meena's and in the 12th century, the Chauhans brought it under their subjugation. It is from here that the most brilliant part of the Bundi's history occurred.

Bundi, Bundi Palace

 

When Mughals started ruling this part of India, the decline of Bundi started.

 

Bundi's tourism revolves around its two major monuments - Bundi Palace and Taragarh Fort.

 

Bundi Palace

 

Bundi Palace has impressive murals, though they are fading now. These murals are intricate and with predominance of deep blue.

 

Bundi Palace adjoins the Taragarh Fort. It is a fine example of exquisite craftsmanship. The decaying yet brilliantly detailed murals with deep blue hues point to a splendoured past.

 

The art gallery at the Bundi Palace showcases this opulence. The murals are essentially telling the tale of Radha Krishna.

 

Bundi

Taragarh Fort

 

Sunset from this predominantly white in colour fort is an elevating experience.

The water reservoir carved out of solid rock is another awe inspiring sight to behold.

This fort was built in the 14th century and has a colossal battlement called Burj.

Taragarh Fort has less number of tourists compared to the Bundi Palace. It is also a steep climb up the hill from the Bundi Palace to reach Taragarh Fort.

 

 

Bundi Palace

The key feature of Bundi is its baolis, or the step wells. It is worthwhile to understand the rationale behind it. In Bundi all the step wells were built inside the Bundi Fort.

This meant that the enemy had to search far for water and the search over distances made them vulnerable to the guerrilla attacks from the Fort.

 

Even though Bundi hardly has a bookshop that sells English books, let alone Kipling's books, the brief visit of Rudyard Kipling to Bundi is a badge of honour for Bundi citizens and part of the local folk lore.

 

Bundi

Another frequent visitor to Bundi, the Nobel prize winner Rabindra Nath Tagore, is hardly ever mentioned.


Still sleepy, barren, authentic and quite, Bundi has a captivating atmosphere that is quite endearing. During the monsoon, Bundi's landscape changes to lush verdant, almost as if one is in Kashmir.

 

Entrance fee & Timings:

 

Indian

Foreigner

Camera

Video

Timings

Bundi Palace

25

100

50

100

 

Taragarh Fort

25

100

50

100

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Summers)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Winters)

Kshar Bagh

20

50

50

NIL

 

Maha Rao RajaBahadur SinghMuesum

30

50

50

NIL

 

            Flash Photography strictly prohibited inside painting room

Bundi stepwell

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