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Taragarh Fort

This impressive fort, built in 1345, is a wonderful place to ramble around at leisure. From the top, the views over the town and surrounding countryside are magical, especially at sunset.
Inside the ramparts are huge reservoirs carved out of solid rock, and the Bhim Burj, the largest of the battle – fields??, on which there is mounted a famous cannon. Taragarh is reached by a steep road leading up the hillside to its enormous gateway. Set within the horseshoe - shaped fold of the Aravali hills, and with the lakes and water reservoirs below, the fort straddles the crest of the 500-foot high hill surrounded by invincible battlements that must have been impossible to scale.


Chattar Mahal Palace

‘The palace of Bundi, even in broad daylight, is such a palace as men build for themselves in uneasy dreams – the work of goblins rather than of men’ Rudyard Kipling

Joined by a fortified wall to the fort above, is the main palace, which was begun in the 16th century and added to over the next 200 years. It clings to the hillside and is reached by a steep, paved path, leading up to a set of enormous gates, watched over by a pair of formidable, painted elephants – the Hathi Pol.
The Chittra Shala is a courtyard enclosed by cloisters and its walls are covered by spectacular murals, depicting scenes of battles, courtly life and Gods. They are of the finest quality that can be found in any Rajput palace.
Stunning views over the whole town and the Nawal Sagar, the water tank with a half – submerged temple in the centre, can be viewed from the charming garden and balconies.
During the day you can see the resident monkeys and green parakeets, or come at sunset and you may be lucky enough to see the bats flying out to find food.