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. To find it, turn west off Kota Rd 800m south of the tourist office and continue 80m.

This cenotaph is included in the composite ticket (Indian/foreigner ₹75/350) also covering Raniji-ki-Baori and Sukh Mahal.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Bundi attractions

1. Raniji-ki-Baori

0.82 MILES

This is the most impressive and cared-for baori (step-well) in Bundi. It is 46m deep and decorated with sinuous carvings, including the avatars of Lord…

2. Nagar Sagar Kund

0.91 MILES

These twin step-wells in the centre of the market are impressive architecturally, but unfortunately are not kept clean.

3. Old City

1.08 MILES

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…

4. Haveli Braj Bhushanjee


This heritage haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence) belongs to the descendants of a former prime minister of Bundi and is a home and a hotel…

5. Chitrasala

1.46 MILES

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 …

6. Bundi Palace

1.46 MILES

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…

7. Sukh Mahal

1.56 MILES

The Sukh Mahal is a small summer palace where Rudyard Kipling once stayed and wrote part of Kim. It contains a small museum (Indian/foreigner ₹20/100)…

8. Taragarh


This ramshackle, partly overgrown 14th-century fort, on the hilltop above Bundi Palace, is a wonderful place to ramble around – but take a stick to battle…