There are plenty of places to visit in Bundi, Rajasthan. Many of these tourist destinations are not on the map of the casual traveler. But if you are really interested in exploring the true spirit of Rajasthan, you have to visit the wonderful lands of Bundi. The prime tourist attraction in Bundi is the Taragarh Fort. The fort was built in 1354. The fort is comfortably protected on all sides by hills and these provide a natural defense to the fort. There are some strong, invincible battlements on the fort. The largest among them is the Bhim Burj. There are lakes and water reservoirs beneath the fort. Tourists get a grand view of the town around them from the top of the Taragarh Fort. The view turns magical during sunset.
The Bundi Palace is another tourist attraction Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Taxi. Only the outer part of the palace is open for view of the public. This part is known as the ‘Chittra Shala’. You can find exquisite murals and paintings on the walls here. These paintings are made on the motif of the ‘Raas Leela’, the love story of Krishna and Radha. Within the palace complex, there are two more centers for these murals, the ‘Chattar Mahal’ and the ‘Badal Mahal’. The ‘Hazari Pol’ is of special interest in the ‘Chattar Mahal’. You can also check out the ‘Naubat Khana’, the ‘Hathi Pol’ and the ‘Diwan-e-Aam’. Photography is prohibited here.
The 84-pillared Cenotaph is a big tourist attraction in Bundi. This cenotaph is called the ‘Chaurasi Khambon ki Chatri’. Some 48kms away from Bundi is Menal, a complex of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples belong to the Gupta period. The Ratan Daulat, built by Rao Raja Ratan Singh, is a structure of 9 horses and a ‘Hatia Pol’. The artificial lake Nawal Sagar is visible from the Taragarh Fort. At the center of the Lake is a temple dedicated to the God of Water, Varuna. You cannot afford to miss Bundi when you are in Rajasthan!