Shikar Burj


This former royal hunting lodge is mostly home to troops of monkeys and local picnickers now, but once shooting parties of the royals would camp here. There is an overgrown vegetable garden (Char Bagh) with a central well and irrigation system, and beyond that a temple garden and a swimming pool.

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Nearby Bundi attractions

1. Kshar Bagh

0.58 MILES

Just past the eastern end of Jait Sagar is the atmospheric, partly overgrown Kshar Bagh, with the cenotaphs of 66 Bundi rulers and queens. Some have…

2. Jait Sagar

1.53 MILES

Round the far side of Taragarh, about 2km north from the centre of town, this picturesque, 1.5km-long lake is flanked by hills and strewn with pretty…

3. Sukh Mahal

1.64 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)…

4. Taragarh

1.92 MILES

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…

5. 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 …

6. Bundi Palace

2.12 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. 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…

8. Old City

2.27 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…