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Top Choice Palace in Bundi

Chitrasala

Within the Bundi Palace complex is the Chitrasala, a small 18th-century palace built by Rao Ummed Singh. To find it, exit through the palace’s Hathi Pol (Elephant Gate) and walk round the corner uphill. Above the pa…
Top Choice Indian in Bundi

Bundi Vilas

The most romantic restaurant in Bundi welcomes visitors from other hotels. Dine in the sheltered yet open-sided terrace, or on the rooftop with uninterrupted views of the fort. It's wise to book for dinner as spots …
Palace in Bundi

Bundi Palace

This extraordinary, partly decaying edifice – described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘the work of goblins rather than of men’ – almost seems to grow out of the rock of the hillside it stands on. Though large sections are s…
Art in Bundi

Yug Art

Many art shops will offer you Rajasthani miniatures, but Yug Art offers to put you into one. Provide a photo and you can be pictured on elephant-back or in any number of classical scenes. Alternatively, Yug will rec…
Lake in Bundi

Jait Sagar

Round the far side of the Taragarh hill, about 2km north from the centre of town, this picturesque, 1.5km-long lake is flanked by hills and strewn with pretty lotus flowers during the monsoon and winter months. At i…
Historic Site in Bundi

Kshar Bag

Just past the eastern end of Jait Sagar is the atmospheric, partly overgrown Kshar Bag, with the cenotaphs of 66 Bundi rulers and queens. Some have terrific, intricate carvings, especially of elephants and horses. T…
Historic Building in Bundi

84-Pillared Cenotaph

Towards the southern edge of town, this cenotaph, set in gardens just off the Kota road, is particularly stunning when lit up at night. It was built to honour the son of a maharaja’s ayah (nurse) about 600 years ago…
Historic Site in Bundi

Raniji-ki-Baori

This is the most impressive and cared-for baori in Bundi. It is 46m deep and decorated with sinuous carvings, including the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Built in 1699 by Rani Nathawati, wife of Rao Raja Anirudh Singh, it…
Palace in Bundi

Sukh Mahal

The Sukh Mahal is a small summer palace where Rudyard Kipling once stayed and wrote part of Kim. It now contains a museum and is surrounded by terraced gardens. This palace is included in the composite ticket (India…
Area in Bundi

Old City

It’s great to explore the ancient winding streets, gateways and bazaars of the old city, as well as the more touristic Balchand Para area below the palace. Bundi has more than 200 temples, and the market area just o…