WHAT TO DO IN BUNDI – INDIA

After our long train ride journey we finally arrive to Bundi, our first Rajasthan city. This “small” city in Rajasthan is not so known among travelers, that’s why we didn’t saw to many tourists there. We had a warm welcoming in Rajasthan, the people in Bundi are the most kind we known in India.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN THIS POST:
1. GARTH PALACE & TARAGARH FORT
2. SUKH MAHAL
3. NAWAL SAGAR TANK (SMALL LAKE)
4. JAIT SAGAR TANK (BIG LAKE)
5. SHIKAR BURJ
6. DHABHAI KUND – STEPWELL
7. CHUDI BAZAR BUNDI – MARKET
8. 84 PILLARED CENOTAPH
9. OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

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1. GARTH PALACE & TARAGARH FORT

The Garth Palace is one of the best palaces in Rajasthan. It is a magnificent building which attracts tourists every year. From here you have a beautiful view to all the city.

The palace is protected by the Taragarh Fort. The fort is enormous that we couldn’t see the end of it.

The entrance fee is 500 INR (approx. €6,50) per person which includes the entrance for the palace and as well for the fort.


2. SUKH MAHAL

This beautiful monument is located by the lake Jait Sagar. The main attraction of Sukh Mahal is the white marble Chhatri.

Tells the history that the creation of the sukh Mahal was to add to the pleasure of the princes who used to carry out their evil deeds. Another interesting fact is that it is said to be connected with the old palace with a hidden underground tunnel, in case of any attack the king could escape safely.



3. NAWAL SAGAR TANK (SMALL LAKE)

The Nawal Sagar Tank is one of the main lakes in Bundi. Located just in front of the Garth Palace, here you can see locals relaxing by the water of just wash their clothes. Unfortunately this place is not very clean but the view is pretty amazing!

4. JAIT SAGAR TANK (BIG LAKE)

This is the bigger lake in Bundi. Here is located as well the Sukh Mahal. The lake is so big that we saw one half full of water and the other completely dry.

Fun fact about this lake, during the dry season the farmers take advantage of the lake lands to plant vegetables and when the rainy season approaches they harvest everything they planted.


5. SHIKAR BURJ

Shikar Burj is another tourist attraction in Bundi. Is located a little bit apart from the city center, a motorbike is necessary to reach this place. Shikar Burj is an old hunting cottage owned by the rulers of Bundi.

Like many temples in Bundi, this one is abandoned because the government doesn’t want to be responsible for the maintenance and unfortunately tourism has descended in recent years in this city.

On the to Shikar Burj you can see an unfinished temple named Chouth Mata Mandir. Or you climb the 200 stairs or just go around by motorbike! Everyday they make celebrations in this temple.

Travel Tip: If you want to see the sunrise Shikar Burj is the best place in town! Just be careful with the monkeys!!

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6. DHABHAI KUND – STEPWELL

Bundi is popularly known as a city of the 50 stepwells. Crazy right?

For that reason in the city center you will find some stepwells free of charge others that you have to pay. The most known is Raniji Ki Baori, the entrance fee is 200 INR (approx €2,60) per person; the other is Nagar Sagar Kund, just in the middle of the market, so you can imagine this place was absolutely crowded. The one we visited was the Dhabhai Kund, is free and we had this place for our self for an hour.

Is not so known among the tourists and the locals prefer to go the Nagar Sagar Kund.

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(↡↡🇺🇸 below ↡↡) 🇵🇹 India tem sido um destino incrível! As pessoas, as ruas, a comida!! Temos aprendido tanto aqui, e Bundi foi uma incrível surpresa. A primeira grande supresa foi encontrar a Mariana e o Francisco da @andnowtheworld , no mesmo hostel que nos, a segunda foi encontrar o Rajat, um rapaz local que nos encontrou no meio do caos da cidade de Bundi, que nos ajudou a encontrar este lugar! Bundi tem mais de 200 templos e 50 stepwells. Parece pequena mas na verdade é uma cidade grande! O Rajat foi um amigo que conhecemos deste lado do mundo e estaremos eternamente gratos pela ajuda e tempo para nos mostrar a cidade! 🌏 Também é de louvar o trabalho do Jorge nesta foto, sem drone nem ninguém para nos tirar a foto, ele teve que correr BASTANTE para conseguirmos ter este resultado. 👏👏 . – 🇺🇸 India has been an incredible destination! The people, the streets, the food !! We have learned so much here, and Bundi was an incredible surprise. The first big surprise was to find Mariana and Francisco from @andnowtheworld , in the same hostel as us, the second was to find Rajat, a local boy who met us in the middle of the chaos of Bundi town, who helped us find this place ! Bundi has more than 200 temples and 50 stepwells. It looks small but it's actually a big city! Rajat was a friend we met on this side of the world and we will be eternally grateful for his help and time to show us the city! 🌏 It is also to praise Jorge's work in this photo, without drone or anyone to take the picture, he had to run A LOT so we could achieve this result. 👏👏 . –

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7. CHUDI BAZAR BUNDI – MARKET

We love Bazaars and markets, for that reason we couldn’t miss this one. Is located just in the city center and during the day or night is full of people. The visit is a must you can see street vendors selling fruit, vegetables, trinkets or even masala chai.


8. 84 PILLARED CENOTAPH

This Cenotaph is located south of Bundi town. Was constructed by the Maharaja of Bundi Rao Raja Anirudh, in memory of his nurse, Deva, under whose love and guidance the prince grew up.

Its beautifully decorated with artistic figures. The entrance to visit this place cost 200 INR (approx. €2,60) per person. One local recommend us to visit this place by night because of the lights. He was right, this place is more beautiful by night than by day. Of course you cannot enter in this place by night but you can see it for free from outside of the gate.


9. OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

The moment we arrived at Bundi we felt so welcoming in this city. The people since the first moment were so nice with us.

On our first day walking in the market, a young men stops his motorbike and ask us if we needed any help. So he help us find the stepwell and than he told us to pass by in his hotel later.

Later we pass by there and officially we met Rajat, a young Indian men that works in hospitality like us, and dream to one day work in Europe. We stayed with him for a while, we chat, he show us his hotel and give us some good recommendations about India. Than he told us if we were interested to see the sunrise with him at Shikar Burj we said yes! So the next day Rajat pick-up us with his motorbike and we spend the day with him, exploring Bundi.

Today is the day we still exchange messages with him.

Another amazing experience was walk randomly through the streets of Bundi and one very nice lady ask us if we wanted some masala chai. The funny part she was seated in the rooftop of her house and Sara had to almost cross a wall to pick up the tea cups.

Then we know her family and they were so happy to see us there.

Adults and children ask us to take pictures of them, especially the girls were so excited, they were feeling like models.

This moments are the best memories we take from this trip.

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Safe and Happy Travels Everyone ✈

SARA & JORGE

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