Places to Visit in Bundi
A striking town rich in history, around thirty six kilometers far from Kota is Bundi. The town from the three sides is surrounded by Aravalli Hills and also bounded by gigantic wall that has four gateways. This place is well known for forts, havelis, palaces and many more. This town is also well known for elaborated carvings as well as murals.
This is town wherein history resides and this can be proved by various historical palaces and fort situated here:
Bundi Durg, One of the worth visiting attraction is Bundi durg or taragarh which is also known as star fort which was built by Roa Raja Bar Singh in 1411. This is a very unique as well as beautiful construction which is incomparable. Wall paintings of Bundi are very popular throughout the globe and visiting Chitrashala will give you a clear image of it. The walls of this pavilion are designed with the paintings of the scenes portraying Ragmala and Raslila. These painting are very colorful and grab the attention of the visitor here.
Bundi is also reach in havelis some of them that are worth visiting are Chatarmal, Ratan Daulat and Badal Mahal, Rani Ji Ki Baori and Sukh Mahal. The best part of the Chatarmal, Ratan Daulat and BAdal Mahal are the murals with miniature paintings. The main visiting point of Baori are the wonderful carved panels of Dasha Avtar. There is also a beautifully designed step well which attracts a lot of attention. Sukh Mahal was palace constructed by Rao Raja Vishnu as it carries history in it. The highlighting part of this Mahal is the underground tunnel that runs from Sukh Mahal to Taragarh Fort.
A stunning lake that is Jait Sagar Lake constructed by Jaita Meena is one of the picnic spots. One more wonderful picnic spot is Shikar Burj. Other than these other attractions that are worth visiting are Terrace garden and Smriti Kunj. In case you are visiting Bundi around September or November, then you will also be able to enjoy Bundi fairs that is Tejaji Faiar(Dungari) and Keshav Rai Patan Fair.
The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is 253kms away so the easiest way to get there is by booking a cab. You can also get there by rail, as well as by road there are connections to several destinations including Jaipur, Jodhpur and Delhi Junagarh which was built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is a structure which is encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. These palaces, made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure..