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Bundi was ruled by the Hada Chauhans - an offshoot of the famous Chauhan clan who ruled Delhi and Ajmer.

Turn the clock back to 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Mohammed Ghauri, some of the Chauhan nobles took shelter in Mewar and became allies to the Rana. Other young warriors of the faction moved towards the Chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribes and established their own kingdom of Hadoti. Still later, two branches of the Hadas formed the separate states of Kota and Bundi on either side of the Chambal River.

Surrounded by the Aravali Hills on three sides, Bundi is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. What lends charm to the city is the intricate carvings on its monuments, its impressive medieval fort, palaces, havelis, temples with beautiful stone idols and chhatris with carved pillars with a picturesque lake in the heart of town.



Tourist Attractions in Bundi

Taragarh or The Star Fort

Built in 1354 A.D., the fort is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan. Perched on a thickly wooded hill is a marvellous fort with huge reservoirs which once supplied water to the palace.

The Palace

This magnificent edifice is a fine example of the Rajput architecture, housing some of the superb Bundi murals.

Chhattar Mahal or Palace of Towers

A steep, paved carriage-way is the only way to reach the monuments. Of special interest in the palace is the Hazari Pol or Gate of the thousand, the Naubat Khana, the Hathi Pol with its old water clock, the Diwaan-e-Aam and Throne Room.

Ratan daulat

Built by Rao Raja Ratan Singh, it is a very interesting structure forming a stable for nine horses and a Hatia Pol.

Chitrashala

A fascinating pavilion and a gallery of murals embellish the palace. Elaborate colourful paintings on the walls depict scenes from the 'Ragamala' and 'Raaslila' the Radha - Krishna story.

Nawal Sagar

Visible 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 centre 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.

 

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