Welcome to Bundi
Bundi-The Blue City of Eastern Rajasthan
Fondly called as ‘Chhoti Kashi,’ a hidden verdant jewel in the folds of Aravalli range, Bundi is famous for its majestic, rich and cultural heritage. The beautiful city derived its nomenclature from the ‘Bunda-Ka-Naal’ or the narrow passage amidst of jagged hills. Snuggled in the lush greens clefts of the hilly areas is the delightful attractions waiting to be noticed by the tourists. Labelled as ‘Hara Capital’ after it was captured by the realm of Meena’s tribe by ‘Rao Deva Hara’. It serves as an open gateway junction to the wealth of Malwa and its prolific plains which makes this serene city quite prosperous and dense. The blue-coloured houses, hills, lakes, bustling bazaars, and temples dot its landscape.
Taragarh Fort is a giant fort built in the 16th Century. It is also referred to as the Star Fort and the huge tanks carved out of solid stone within its ramparts are the major drawing factor. A famous cannot sit atop the Bhim Burj. It is built at an elevation of 1,426 feet and is known for its beautiful picture gallery where the Bundi-style of mural paintings are on display.
This huge palace was built between 1607 AD and 1631 AD by Rao Raja Ratan Singh Hada. The palace looks like a hanging structure from afar and is known to house the best painting school of the country, referred to as the Bundi School of Painting. The Badal Mahal and the Phool Mahal within the palace premises are worth checking out for its lovely murals, peacocks and Krishnas adorned on the Chinese-inspired ceiling.
Phool Sagar is known for its attractive Rajput-style frescoes. Explore the verdant expanse of fields, rich flora and fauna, winding ways leading to the palatial structures. The structure is so attractive that it also found its place in the literary work of the famous author Rudyard Kipling.
Jait Sagar Lake
It is a beautiful lake situated amidst emerald green fields. Visitors love looking out for this 1.5 km long lake. Impressive elephant carvings on the banks of the lake attracts a lot of tourists.
Rani ji Ki Baoli
The Queen’s Step well or Rani ji Ki Baoli is another major attraction of Bundi. It was built in 1699 by Queen Nathavatji. It is a 46-m deep step well and is adorned with lovely carvings.