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Bundi
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Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides and a massive wall with four gateways. It is one of the historically rich cities in Rajastan. Once, it was a part of Kota ruled by the Had Chauhans.

In 1193 when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan went to get shelter in Mewar and some warriors mooved towards the Chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribals to establishing their own kingdom. Later, two branches of Hadas formed two separates states of Kota and Bundi. It is a pace with interesting monuments, forts, palaces, havelis, temples and lakes. Till date , the life in Bundi is untouchednby the modern civilization.

 
Places of interest
 
Taragarh or The Star Fort

This fort was built in 1354 which is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan. On the thickly wooded hill, this marvelous white fort is really the jeweel of Bundi.

 
Chhattar Mahal

Chhattar Mahal is a palace whch consist Hazari Pol or Gate of the thousand, the Naubat Khana, the Hathi Pol with its old water clock and the Diwann-e- Aam.

 
Chitrashala Chitrashala

Chitrashala Chitrashala is a fascinating pavilion and gallery of miniature murals and paintings on the walls with the story of ‘Ragmala’ and ‘Raaslila’.

 
Nawal Sagar

Its an artificial lake of Nawal Sagar with a temple dedicated to lord Varuna, the Aryan god of water. The reflection of the entire city and the palaces can be seen in the lake which makes it a unique attraction of Bundi.

 
Sukh Mahal

this is a magnificent palace which was mainly used in summer as it is sorrounded by lush greenary. It is believed that there was an underground tunnel which conects Sukh Mahal to the old palace.

 
Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph

Its an amazing memorial with 84 pillars in a single cenotaph with a Shiva lingam. It was erected by Rao Anirudh.

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