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Bundi Palace:

Bundi palace also known as Garh Palace is one of the most popular destinations in Bundi. Located on a hill adjacent to the Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace is a “palace resembling a fort” and is the official residence of the King of Bundi. The palace has a strong wall surrounding it and resembles like a cluster of small palaces. The entrance to the Garh Palace is through a soaring gateway known as  Hazari Pol or Gateway of the Thousands.

 

Bhoraji-ka-Kund:

Bhoraji-ka-Kund is one of the famous step wells or Baolis located near Bundi town.Built in the early 16th century, Bhoraji-ka-Kund attract many different species of birds in the rainy season and is a popular tourist destination impressing the tourists with its architecture and beauty.

 

Jait Sagar:

Jait Sagar also known as Sukh Mahal or Sar bagh is one of most popular attractions in Bundi town. The Jait sagar is a fresh water lake located at a distance of 3 Kms from Bundi town attracting migratory birds and tourists alike. Historians believed that Sukh Mahal Palace had tunnels leading to the Garh palace of Bundi which are long lost but the beautiful Aravalli mountains surrounding the Lake make it a perfect tourist attraction.

 

Taragarh Fort:

The Taragrah Fort built on a hill around 500 meters above sea level is the prime tourist attractions of Bundi. Built by Rao Bar Singh in the 13th century, Taragarh Fort was an epitome of the ruling Chauhan clan with vast walls to protect the city of Bundi from invading armies. Due to the high elevation of its position the Taragarh Fort commands an impressive view over the Bundi town. Taragarh Fort has enormous archaeological and historical significance and attracts tourists from all over the world to witness the magical beauty of the old castle. The Badal Mahal located in its premise is a wonder architecture that houses several art works, fabled paintings and mural paintings.

 

Phool Sagar:

Phool Sagar Palace or Phool Mahal is one of the most beautiful palaces in Bundi located next to the Phool Sagar Lake. The palace is famous for its long stretch of green grasslands and displays exclusive compilation of paintings produced by Italian prisoners.

 

Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri:

Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri is an 84 pillared pavilion and is a famous religious hotspot of Bundi. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri houses a temple worshipping Lord Shiva in the form of Linga. The sidewalls of the platform are inscribed with animal carvings, and the paintings of contemporary Rajput lifestyle.  The ceilings of the pavilion are painted vibrantly with battle scenes and Rajput fish and horse signs.

 

Shikar Burj:

Shikar Burj is popular tourist attraction in Bundi. Famous as the oldest hunting lodge of the erstwhile rulers of Bundi, the Burj is located at a short distance from Sukh Mahal.

 

Kesar Bagh:

Kesar Bagh is wonderfully beautiful garden stretch located opposite to the Sukh Sagar Lake. The Kesar Bagh has 66 pavilions built during 1581 to 1821 making it a tourist hotspot of Bundi. The gardens served as the house for cenotaphs of the royal family of Bundi lies in tatters due to shoddy maintenance but historians and tourists visit the gardens for their magical ambience and rich historic past.

 

Nawal Sagar Lake:

Nawal Sagar is an artificial lake located in the middle of the city of Bundi. The structures built on the islands reflect in the lake water and provide an outstanding and pleasing view making it a popular tourist destination. On clear moon nights the reflection of entire town of Bundi can be seen amid the clear waters of the Nawal Sagar Lake.

 

Chhatra Mahal:  

Chattar Mahal is one of the finest palaces located inside the Bundi Palace. Built by Chattar Sal in the year 1660, the Mahal constructed using stones from Bundi quarries with starling resemblance of Rajput architecture. The Mahal is decorated with motifs and elephant paintings making it a wonderful historic tourist attraction offer historic insight and photography opportunities for the tourists.

 

Hathi Pol:  

The Hathi Pol is an entrance into the Garh Palace of Bundi. Built as a huge gate endowing the Mighty elephant, Hathi Pol is a massive entrance that has two trumpeting elephants that form an arc. The Elephant statutes were initially cast in brass, but were later reinstated in a concrete.

 

Moti Mahal:

Moti Mahal is one of the royal apartments of the magnificent Bundi Fort. Built with 80 pounds of gold, the Moti Mahal personified the richness and the architectural brilliance of the Bundi Kingdom. Moti Mahal attracts a large number of historians and tourists witnessing the rich marvels of ancient Bundi.

 

Shikar Burj:  

Shikar Burj, an old hunting lodge of the rulers of Bundi is a popular tourist attraction in BUndi town. Located at a short distance from Sukh Mahal, Shikar Burj attracts tourists for its magnificent architecture and historical brilliance.

 

Indragarh:

Once a might Fort, the Indragarh Fort ruins are the biggest tourist attractions in Indragarh village located on the outskirts of Bundi. The ruins of the fort impress visitors with its ritualistic appeal and charm. Ornamented with murals and wall paintings, the Indragarh Fort was built in the early 17th century by Indrasal Singh Hada the erstwhile ruler of Indragarh.

 

Rameshwar:  

Surrounded by the mighty Aravalli ranges, Rameshwar caves houses an ancient Shiva temple which is a popular tourist destination in Bundii. A wonderful waterfall flows through the temple near the caves bringing a high spirituality quotient along with trekking escapades for the tourists.

 

Talwas Fort:  

Situated next to the Ramgarh Sanctuary, Talwas is a popular tourist destination housing ruins of the famous Talwas Fort. Built by King Ajit Singh in the 17th century, the Talwas Fort is located next to the Talwas Lake which is a hotbed of lotus flowers and rare plants.

 

Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary:

Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary located on the main Nainwa Road is a popular Tiger and wildlife sanctuary. Located at a distance of 45 kms from Bundi, the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary requires prior permission from the state forest department. Apart from Indian Tigers the sanctuary also houses antelopes, hyenas, panthers and wild boars.

 

Keshav Rai Patan:  

Keshav Rai Patan is a small village located at a distance of 45 Kms from Bundi town. The Keshav Rai Patan village is famous for its ancient Vishnu Temple known as Keshavraiji Temple. The temple constructed in 1601 by Maharaja Shartusal of Bundi in the Bundi architectural style attracts a large number of tourists every year.

 

Dhabhai Kund:

Dhabhai Kund is a famous step well known for its old geometric construction. Built during the 16th century, Dhabhai Kund has complicated carvings and murals synonymous to the ones found in other step wells of Bundi.

 

Chitrashala:  

Chitrashala is also called as Ummed Mahal is a panoramic monument located inside the magnificent Garh Palace. Built during the 18th century, Chitrashala and has a set of rooms on the elevated podium displaying Ragmala and Ras Lila stories in pictorial form.

 

Bijoliya:  

Bijoliya is a small town located on the main Bundi Chittaurgarh highway. Once an important centers of art and architecture during the reign of Chauhan dynatsy, Bijoliya is visited by a large number of tourists and historians to trace the golden period of Rajput rule showcasing glorious architectural marvels of the era.

 

Garh Palace:  

The Garh palace is situated on the top of a hillock and looks like a fort due to its appearance. The palace complex comprises of several petite palaces built around a central majestic architecture. Various rulers of the city constructed these palaces. The palace is now almost in wreck but some portions still retained its splendor. 

 

Step Wells:

This structure is known as the trade mark of Bundi. About 50 odd wells of different shapes and form a clusterproviding water for the famine prone areas of Bundi. These wells do have great social and religious significance as well.