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Taragarh Fort, Bundi

Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelis, baolis (step wells), water tanks, temples, chattris and a picturesque lake adds to the charm of Bundi. Bundi is very famous for its intricate carvings and murals.

The monuments and their architecture reflect the magnificence of the local Rajput chiefs. The walls of the palaces at Bundi are ornamented with life size frescoes which portrays the glory of its rulers. One of the most prominent attraction in Bundi is Taragarh or Star Fort. It is one of the most remarkable forts of Rajasthan. This fort is about 40 kms from Kota. There are three gateways to the fort -  Phuta Darwaza, Gagudi ki Phatak, and Lakshmi Pol. Most parts of these exciting gateways are now in ruins.
 


Taragarh Fort Bundi

History of Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort was founded in 1354 AD. This fort is perched on a densely wooded hill with a huge tank which once supplied water to the palace. Taragarh Fort is reached by steep road leading up the hillside to its large gateway.

Inside the walls of the fort there are large tanks which are carved out of solid rock and the Bhim Burj which is the largest of the battle fields on which mounted a famous cannon. From the top of the fort, the view of the town and surrounding countryside are very amazing especially at sunset.

Festival in Bundi

Kajli Teej: 
Kajli Teej festival celebration is very different than the normal Teej festival. On the 3rd
day of the month of Bhadra (July to August), Kajli Teej is celebrated. The procession of Teej starts from the beautiful Naval Sagar and ends at the Azad Park in a ornamented planquin. Important attractions of the festival are cultural performances by artists from Hadoti region and by the local artists. Although Teej procession is celebrated only for 2 days but the celebration of the Teej Festival continues till the 8th day, it ends on the day of  Janmashtami which is the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.
 

Taragarh Fort Bundi, View

Taragarh Fort Bundi View From Nawal Sagar

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