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
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
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
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.