Bundi

an oasis in the desert state

About Bundi

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Bundi is a beautiful town and have important place in the History of Rajasthan. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills from the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Interesting monuments including impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelis, temples with beautiful stone idols and cenotaph with carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of the town, add to its charm. Bundi is very famous for its intricate carvings and murals.

It is located 38 kms from Kota. Once a part of Kota, it was ruled by the Hada Chauhans - an offshoots of the famous Chauhans who ruled Delhi and Ajmer.

In 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles sought 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. 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
TARA GARH FORT - 14th CENTURY
This is one of the most impressive and in days passed by, impregnable forts in Rajasthan. It has four enormous water reservoirs which were built to cater to the water requirements of the fort. The panoramic view of Bundi and surrounding hills is magnificent, an ideal place to sit quietly and watch the sunset. Taragarh means the 'Star Fort' is the most impressive of the city's structures. It was constructed in AD 1354 upon a steep hillside. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the Bhim Burj, on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or 'Thunder from the Womb'. The fort is a popular tourist viewpoint of the city below. The fort has three tanks which never dry up. These tanks are right on top of the fort which sits on top of one of the hills surrounding the city. Since the technique is lost but the tanks still survive as a testament to the advanced methods of construction and engineering in medieval India. 

KESHAR BAGH 16TH CENTURY
This final resting place of Bundi's kings and queens, Ksharbagh is another fine example of Bundi's impressive architecture. The cenotaphs are beautifully crafted from fine yellow sandstone and marble.

Eighty for pillared cenotaph:
An amazingly magnificent with 84 pillars in as single cenotaph  along with Shiva lingam it was erected by rao Anirudha singh 

NAVAL SAGAR LAKE - 18TH CENTURY
This is a square shaped artificial lake, broken by islets and has a temple of Varuna submerged in a corner. It is the main attraction of bundi as a reflection of the entire city and its palaces can be seen in the lake, making it a fascinating sight at sunset.   

RANI JI KI BAORI - 17TH CENTURY
Bundi is known for it's (baoris) step wells. Constructed by royalty and affluent members of society, they served as water reservoirs when there was a scarcity of water. The commissioning of a baori was considered a sacred act and a privilege. More than hundred of baoris exist in and around Bundi and are a marvel of craftsmanship and architecture. The finest example is the Rani Ji Ki. Built in 1699 by mother-queen Nathavati Ji during her son Budh Singh's time it is adorned with finely sculpted pillars and arches. It is a multistoried structure with places of worship on each floor.

Chogan gate:
Chogan gate is a main entry for Bundi city.
Whilst in Bundi take the time to wander through the narrow streets, make your way through the bustling markets to the colorful vegetable market where an array of fresh local product can be found, remember to take your camera, Bundi is a photographers delight and most of the locals are seems to be more happy to have their photograph taken, remember it is courtesy to ask first.

BUNDI UTSAV
A pageant of resplendent heritage of the Hadoti celebrated every year after the Kartika Poornimaa. The program includes folk/classical music and dance, arts and crafts, ethnic sports, turban competition and a fireworks display.

THE BUNDI PALACE
It is situated on the hillside adjacent to the Taragarh Fort and is notable for its lavish traditional murals and frescoes. The Chitrashala (picture gallery) of the palace is open to the general public.

The largest of Bundi's baoris or stepwells is the intricately-carved Raniji ki Baori. Some 46 m deep, it was built in 1699 by Rani Nathavatji. The steps built into the sides of the water-well made water accessible even when at a very low level. The baori is one of the largest examples of its kind in Rajasthan.

THE DABHAI KUND
It is also known as the jail kund, the largest kund in Bundi. Though slightly overgrown, it is well worth a visit for the spectacular carvings on the numerous steps leading down to the water level. 


PLACES TO VISIT AROUND BUNDI
ROCK PAINTINGS 
Few kms from Bundi, the caves depict paintings belonging to the Mesolithic period. They show hunting scenes, daily life of that period, human figure, and dancing postures along with bison, deer and tiger. The painting at Gararda has been estimated to be 15000 years old bearing ample proof of the fact that Hadoti region sustained early man.

BHIMLAT WATERFALL 
30 kms from Bundi spread over an area of 6kms and cascading 60 meters into a deep pool, Bhimlat Waterfall is a place of grand natural scenic beauty.

KESHORAI PATAN
45 kms from Bundi, on the banks of the Chambal River stands a magnificent temple built around 1641. The scalloped top of the temple shines bright in the morning sun making it's golden reflection ripple in the river water. During the Kartika- fair (oct-nov) the gold mingles with a riot of colours when thousands of village folk gather to worship the deity of Lord Keshjav Rai Ji.

How to Reach Bundi:

By Air - Nearest airport is Jaipur.

By Bus - Bundi is approachable by road from jaipur (220) Ranthambor (125) Udaipur (300) Many other cities. 

By Train - train links are from BUNDI &CHITTOR GARH, DELHI, Agra and many other cities.

Weather:
In Summer: 48 C (Max) - 38 C (Min)
In winter: 35 C (Max) - 8 C (Min)
Rainy Season : July to Mid Sept, and very humid (up to 95%)