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.
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.
one of the most remarkable forts of Rajasthan. This fort is about 40
kms from Kota.
three gateways to the fort - Phuta Darwaza, Gagudi ki Phatak,
and Lakshmi Pol. Most parts of these exciting gateways are now in
Taragarh Fort Bundi
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
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
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.