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About Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the beautiful desert state of India, is perhaps the most fascinating and colorful state of the country.

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In 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan noble's seeked shelter in Mewar and became allies to the Rana while other young warriors move towards the Chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribal-thus establishing their own kingdom of Hadoti. Later, two branches of Hadas formed two separates states of Kota and Bundi, on either side of the river Chambal. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways.

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Kajli Teej:The onset of the monsoon is celebrated in Bundi, where it is observed on the third day of the month of bhadra. A palanquin bearing the goddess teej is carried through the streets.The celebrations merge with the festival of Janamashtami, Krishna's birthday.


The Taragarh Fort or 'Star Fort'
The most impressive of the city's structures. It was constructed in AD 1354 upon a steep hillside. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the Bhim Burj, on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or 'Thunder from the Womb'. The fort is a popular tourist viewpoint of the city below the fort has three tanks which never dry up. These tanks are right on top of the fort which sits on top of one of the hills surrounding the city. The technique is long since lost but the tanks survive as a testament to the advanced methods of construction and engineering in medieval India.
Bundi Palace
The Bundi Palace is situated on the hillside adjacent to the Taragarh Fort and is notable for its lavish traditional murals and frescoes. The Chitrashala (picture gallery) of the palace is open to the general public.
The Nawal Sagar
The Nawal Sagar is a large square-shaped artificial lake in the centre of Bundi containing many small islets. A temple dedicated to Varuna, the vedic god of water, stands half-submerged in the middle of the lake. the lake feeds the numerous bavdis in the old city by creating an artificial water table.
Dabhai Kund
The Dabhai Kund also known as the jail kund, is the largest of the kunds in Bundi. Though slightly overgrown, it is well worth a visit for the spectacular carvings on the numerous steps leading down to the water level.
The Nagar Sagar Twin Step Wells
The Nagar Sagar twin step wells are identical step wells crafted in pristine masonry on either side of the main spine of Bundi town. The kunds (pools) are currently full of waste from the ancient vegetable market in the vicinity.
Weather Rainy Season Rainfall Best time to come
In Summer: 43° C (Max) - 35° C (Min)
In Winter: 37.5° C (Max) - 5° C (Min)
July to Mid Sept, and very humid (up to 90%)   Oct to March


By Air
Nearest airport is Jaipur.

By Road
Bundi is approachable by road from Kota (40 km), jaipur(206) and many other cities.

By Train
Train links are from Kota, Agra and many other cities.

Getting around
Kedareshwar Dham (Bag Ganga), Keshoraipatan, Ramgarh, Bijolia, Menal, Talwas, Rameshwaram, Dugari, Indragarh
Alauddin Khilji was the first to sack Chittaur in 1303 A.D. overpowered by a passionate desire to possess the regal beauty, queen Padmini. Legend has it, that he saw her face in the reflection of a mirror and was struck by her mesmerising beauty. But the noble queen preferred death to dishonour and committed ‘Jauhar’.

In 1533 A.D., during the rule of Bikramjeet, came the second attack from Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat. Once again Jauhar was led by Rani Karanavati, a Bundi princess. Her infant son, Udai Singh was smuggled out of Chittaur to Bundi who survived to inherit the throne of the citadel. He learnt from his traumatic childhood that discretion is preferred to valour. So in, 1567 A.D. when the Mughal Emperor invaded Chittaur, Udai Singh fled to establish a new Capital, Udaipur-a beautiful lake city, leaving behind Chittaur to be defended by two 16 year old heroes, Jaimal of Bednore and Patta of Kelwa. These young men displayed true Rajput chivalry and died after ‘Jauhar’ was performed. Immediately thereafter Akbar razed the fort to rubble. Chittaur was never inhabited again but it always asserted the heroic spirit of Rajput warriors.

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Chittorgarh Fort: A standing sentinel to the courage and valour of Chittaurgarh, it stands tall over a 180 meter high hillock, covering a massive area of 700 acres. The fort is believed to have been built by the Maurya rulers in 7th century AD.


Chittorgarh Fort
One of the most formidable forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the symbol of the Rajput valiancy and supreme sacrifice. Standing majestically on a steep180 m high hill, the massive Chittorgarh Fort is approachable through a 1 km long zigzag road. The road leads through seven gates to the main gate Rampol. On the climb between the second and third gate you see two chattris (cenotaphs) built to honor Jaimal and Kula- heroes of 1568 siege by Emperor Akbar. Surajpol is the main gate of the fort.
Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory)
Built by Maharana Kumbha in 1440 AD to commemorate his victory over Mahmud Khilji, this 37 m high 9-storied tower is adorned by sculptures of Hindu deities. There are around 157 narrow steps leading to the terrace from where one can enjoy a beautiful view of the enchanting Chittorgarh town.
Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame)
Dedicated to Adinath, the 1st Jain Teerthankar, Kirti Stambh is a must visit tourist attraction in Chittorgarh. A narrow stairway takes you through seven stories of the tower to the top. The 22 meters high 7- storied tower was build by a wealthy Jain merchant in12th century AD.
Rana Kumbha Palace
The most massive monument inside the Chittorgarh Fort, the Rana Kumbha Palace is a ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest. It was the palace where queen Padmini and other women committed Jauhar (self immolation) to protect their honor and pride.
Padmini Palace
Built beside a beautiful lotus pool with a historical pavilion, it is the place where Alauddin Khilji saw the reflection of Queen Padmini and got so mesmerized with her beauty that he decided to possess her at any cost leading to jauhar, mass suicide of women in the fort.
Weather Rainy Season   Best time to come
In Summer: 43.8° C (Max) - 23.8° C (Min)
In Winter: 28.37° C (Max) - 11.6° C (Min)
July to Mid Sept, and very humid (up to 90%)   Oct to March


By Air
Udaipur is the nearest airport. Daily flight form Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Lucknow are available to Udaipur

By Road
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned buses from Jaipur to Chittaurgarh. It is also connected by road to Delhi, Mount Abu, Chittaurgarh, Bundi and Udaipur.

By Train
Chittorgarh has rail links with Ahmedabad, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota, Alwar and Delhi.

Getting around
Nagari (Chittorgarh), Baroli, Bassi Village, Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanwariaji temple, Mati Kundiya temple, Bhainsrogarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Bijaipur, Sitamata Sanctuary, Dhariyavad, Menal, Gotmeshwar, Joganiya Mata
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