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The Capital of Hada Chauhans

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  • General Information

    District: Bundi, State: Rajasthan, India
    Area: 0
    Long Distance Code: +91-747
    Importance: Palaces,forts and royal cenotaphs
    Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Description

    Hardly 36 kms from the important town of Rajasthan, Kota, stands the famous small little town of Bundi, famous forts lakes, forts and carvings. One of the most beautiful yet the most unexplored cities of Rajasthan, Bundi was once a capital of the Hada Chauhans. <br />Today only relics stand witness to this glorious past. Bundi famous for its intricate carvings and murals is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides and a massive wall with four gateways keeps a guard on the fourth. Although a sleepy little town, it has many interesting places and tourists sights to be visited. <br />The Taragarh of the Star Fort and the Palace are two impressive structures of Bundi. The massive edifice built in the 14th century is made in white sandstone and gives a dazzling look to the surroundings. The palace within has some beautiful murals and is built in a typical Rajput architectural style. The Fort has a huge reservoir of water, which could be supplied to all. The chitrashala in the palace is the beautiful collection of murals and paintings, not to be missed.
Rani ki BaoriRaniji ki Baori is a very beautiful and architectural fabulous stepwell situated in Bundi town in Rajasthan. The story behind the Raniji ki Baori was that in late 16th centuary king Rao marry to Rani Nathavati as his previous wife fail to give him a heir. Rani Nathavati did give birth to a son but invoked the jealousy of the queen. So she gave child to the elder queen and devoted to serving her subjects. She undertook the project of building a step well. It was 46 m deep and splendid work like beautiful carving. It was completed in 1699 . Its high arched gate and multistoreyed structure with places of worship on each floor make it very different architecture. Rani-ji ki Baoli is thus Stepwell made by the Queen or Queen’s well.

In the entrance there is a narrow gateway of four pillars which are joined superbly at the top by slender arches just under the roof. Ogee (S-shaped) brackets play an important role in Rani-ji ki Baoli, and all arches are decorated with intricately carved stone brackets.
Chaurasi Khambon ki ChhatriBundi is a fascinating Rajput kingdom. One of the chieftain, Rao Raja Dev Singh established the kingdom of Hadoti by conquering Bundi from the local Meena tribe in about 13th century and Bundi was made the capital of this dynasty. Fortified by high walls Bundi, was a well protected kingdom. The city is situated at the foot of a large hill with grand palaces and forts built on top of this hill. The city has a few lakes as well and a number of step-wells some of them dating back to the 17th century.

Chaurasi Khambhon ki Chhatri on Bundi-Kota road located in Devapura was built by Rao Raja Anirudh Singh in 1683 A.D. in the memory of his wet nurse Dewa Gujar. The chhatri a large double storied cenotaph built on a high podium has 84 pillars or chaurasi khambe. Inside the chhatri on the lower level is situated a Shiv linga. The upper level has a large central chhatri surmounted by a dome supported by 16 pillars. Around the central chhatri are four smaller ones at the four corners. The Chhatri is ornately decorated with engravings depicting elephants, deers, fishes, apsaras and dancers in various poses.
Sukh MahalBuilt by Maharao Raja Vishnu Singh in 1773, the Palace has a beautiful garden. It was used as a summer palace by the Maharajas of Bundi State and was the scene of festival processions. The Sukh Niwas palace is made up of the locally mined stones of Bundi. The palace is an example of one of the premium specimens of Rajput structural design. There are beautifully carved brackets, pillars and balconies in the palace. The statues of elephants are very gorgeous and made to use abundantly all over the palace.
There is a Diwan – E-Aam, Hathi pol and Naubat khana inside the palace. There is a famous Chitrashila or painting room located in the palace. It gives you a glimpse in the history of the past. The walls and ceilings are completely covered with paintings of the Bundi School. There are shooting scenes, court scenes, festive processions and celebrations on the wall. There are also pictures of beautiful birds, animals and the scenes from the life of Lord Krishna. All these paintings are in very good condition and tell you a lot about the art and existence in the past. Rudyard Kipling stayed here at the Sukh Niwas Palaces, Bundi as he spent quality time in this palace and has many good memories.
Architectural Heritage Tour of Rajasthan

Architectural Heritage Tour of Rajasthan
(16 Days / 15 Nights)

Architectural Heritage Tour of Rajasthan / PI-017 (16 Days / 15 Nights)

With an ancient historical lineage of more than 5000 years, Rajasthan boasts of a rich cultural heritage as rich as its landscape of grand palaces, rugged forts and its tranquil countryside. Choose from a gamut of activities like camel, jeep, elephant, horse and village safaris to live the way the royalties did once in their own palaces, now turned into heritage hotels.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Mandawa
Day 4 : Mandawa - Khimsar
Day 5 : Khimsar - Manvar
Day 6 : Manvar-Rohet
Day 7 : Rohet-Deogarh
Day 8 : Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur
Day 9 : Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Bijaipur
Day 10 : Bijaipur
Day 11 : Bijaipur - Bundi
Day 12 : Bundi - Ajmer - Pushkar
Day 13 : Pushkar - Samode
Day 14 : Samode
Day 15 : Samode - Agra
Day 16 : Agra - Delhi
Rajasthan Tribal Tour

Rajasthan Tribal Tour
(24 Days / 23 Nights)

Rajasthan Tribal Tour / PI-0446 (24 Days / 23 Nights)

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Samode
Day 3 : Samode - Nawalgarh
Day 4 : Nawalgarh - Khimsar
Day 5 : Khimsar - Jaisalmer
Day 6 : Jaisalmer-Pokhran
Day 7 : Pokhran-Jodhpur
Day 8 : Jodhpur - Mandore - Rohet
Day 9 : Rohet - Daspan
Day 10 : Daspan
Day 11 : Daspan - Sirohi
Day 12 : Sirohi - Ranakpur
Day 13 : Ranakpur - Devigarh
Day 14 : Devigarh - Udaipur
Day 15 : Udaipur - Dungarpur
Day 16 : Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Bijaipur
Day 17 : Bijaipur - Kota
Day 18 : Kota - Bundi
Day 19 : Bundi - Pachewar
Day 20 : Pachewar - Jaipur
Day 21 : Jaipur - Bhandarej
Day 22 : Bhandrej - Karauli
Day 23 : Karauli - Bharatpur
Day 24 : Delhi
Rajasthan The Rajputana Land

Rajasthan The Rajputana Land
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

Rajasthan The Rajputana Land / PI-045 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Rajasthan-literally means the land of kings, the land of people who are brave and chivalrous; people so tough who fought with rugged naturral circumstances and Rajasthan is the land which gave birth to the most amazing legends of romance and heroism. It is packed with history, art and culture that goes back several centuries. Rajasthan - where the mood and rhythm is so overpowering that it impresses even the most seasoned traveller.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi-Mandawa
Day 4 : Mandawa-Bikaner
Day 5 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Day 6 : Jaisalmer
Day 7 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Day 8 : Jodhpur - Mount Abu
Day 9 : Mount Abu - Udaipur
Day 10 : Udaipur
Day 11 : Udaipur - Bundi
Day 12 : Bundi - Ajmer - Pushkar
Day 13 : Pushkar - Jaipur
Day 14 : Jaipur - Agra
Day 15 : Agra - Delhi
Fascinating Rajasthan

Fascinating Rajasthan
(26 Days / 25 Nights)

Fascinating Rajasthan / PI-0454 (26 Days / 25 Nights)

Rajasthan is a fascinating holiday destination with a rich and vibrant culture, ancient traditions and medieval heritage. The very mention of this place brings forth the images of majestic forts, ornamented palaces, fearless natives and valiant rulers. This tour will help you in rekindling the romance of yesteryears and become a part of the aura that is an intrinsic part of its very core existence.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Agra
Day 4 : Agra
Day 5 : Agra - Jaipur
Day 6 : Jaipur
Day 7 : Jaipur - Bundi
Day 8 : Bundi
Day 9 : Bundi - Bijaipur
Day 10 : Bijaipur - Chittorgarh
Day 11 : Chittorgarh - Deogarh
Day 12 : Deogarh - Udaipur
Day 13 : Udaipur - Ghanerao
Day 14 : Ghanerao - Rohet
Day 15 : Rohet - Luni
Day 16 : Luni - Jodhpur
Day 17 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Day 18 : Jaisalmer
Day 19 : Jaisalmer - Manvar
Day 20 : Manvaar - Khimsar
Day 21 : Khimsar - Nagaur
Day 22 : Nagaur - Bikaner
Day 23 : Bikaner - Mandawa
Day 24 : Mandawa - Dundlod
Day 25 : Dundlod - Nawalgarh
Day 26 : Nawalgarh - Delhi

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