General Information about Bundi
km from Kota is a tiny picturesque town , Bundi One of the unexplored
cities with a rich historical
wealth . Once a part
of Kota , it was ruled by the Hada Chauhans – an offshoot of
the famous Chauhan clan who ruled Delhi and Ajmer .
In 1193 A.D When Prithvi Raj chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammad Ghauri , some Chauhan nobeles seeked shelter in Mewar and become Valley and overpowered the Meena and bhils tribals – thus establishing their own kingdon of Hadoti .Later two branches of Hadas formed two separate states of Kota and Bundi , on either side of the River Chambal .
Bundi is surrounded by th Aravalli hills on 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 chattris with carved pillars , along with a famous for its intricate carvings and murals
The Palace: This magnificent edifice is a fine example of the Rajput architecture , housing some of the superb Bundi murals .
Chattar Mahal or Palace of Towers: A Steep , paved carraife –way is the only way to reach the monument .Of special interest in the palace is the Hazari Pol or Gate of the thousand , the Naubat Khana , the Hathi Pil with its old water clock and the Diwaan –e-aam .
Ratan Daulat: Built
by Rao Raja Ratan Singh it is a very interesting structure forming a
stable for nine horses and a Hatia pol . ( Prior permission required
for visit ) .
Chitrashala : A Fascinating pavilion and a gallery of miniature murals embellish the palace . elaborate colourful paintings on the walls depict scenes from the “Ragamala” and “Raaslila “ – the Radha Krishna story .
from the fort is the square artificial lake
of Nawal Sagar , broken up by islets . A Temple
dedicated to Varuna , the Aryan god of water , stands
half submerged in the center of the lake / The Reflection of
the entire city and its palaces can be seen in the lake – making it
a unique attraction of Bundi .
Raniji –ki- Baori: It
is 46m deep stepped well with some superb carving on its pillars and
a high arched gate built in 1699 A.d by Rani Nathavatiji . this well
is one of the largest of its kind .
Sukh Mahal: A
Magnificent summer palace on the Sukh Sagar Lake amid the lush
surrounding of a beautiful garden
An underground tunnel is believed to
run from the Sukh
Mahal to the old palace .
20th Century palace with an artificial
tank and picturesque gardens . Presently , it is the residence
of the former ruler ( Prior permission Secretary is required for a
Royal hunting lodge set amidst the lush surroundings .It is a
favorite picnic spot.
Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph:
amazingly magnificent memorial with 84 pillars in a single cenotaph
along with a shiva Lingam . It was erected by Rao Anirudh.
Ajit Sagar Lake [3km]: A Picturesque lake cradled in the hills , built by Jaita Meena The swirling fountain at night is visual delight.
Rameshwarm [45km]: The
Cave temple of Lord Shiva surrounded by the Aravalli ranges . An
ideal picnic spot as well.
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