Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Bundi

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Bundi

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  • Rupert V
    Yeovil, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited with Kukki Senior, like his son, Kukki Junior, a truly excellent guide. The visit took us off the beaten track into lovely countryside, the paintings, discovered by Kukki Senior, were fascinating and on the way home he introduced us to his friends on a farm and in a village, all of whom were very friendly and welcoming
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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    The Taragarh Fort is the oldest fort in Rajasthan and is build on a hill overlooking Bundi. It is now seriously overgrown, hard to walk up to and has lots of monkeys. The greenish tint of the stones shows that they used serpentine instead of sandstone to build it. It is a pity it is not better preserved.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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    Garh palace is the dominant feature of Bundi. As often, it is not just 1 palace, but rather a complex of many structures build over a long period, and located at the base of Taragarh fort. There is a parking down the bottom and it is a bit of a slippery, steep walk up. Some sections are open and in a fairly good condition, but I was stopped from going passed the beautiful Hathia Pol (they even tried to stop me from taking photographs of the gate !?). No reason was given and I learned afterwards that there are some exquisite paintings there . . .
    India is not a rich country and there are unnumerable monuments to be maintained and restored. It is obvious there are simply not enough funds to brings this gem back to its former glory. Pity.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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    Chitrashala, or Ummed Mahal is a part of Garh Palace and it is probably in the best condition. Deservedly so, because it contains the famous painting room. All its walls and ceilings are covered in fabulous frescoes, illustrating court scenes or images out of Krishna's life in brilliant blue and green. They are in remarkably good state, but totally exposed, so I fear for their safety and protection.
    The royal family still owns the fort and they open only a small part for public viewing. If you know in advance, you can arrange a visit to other parts, including Hathia Pol and the Bada Mahal (where rare Mongol/Asian paintings can be seen).
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • Sas
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    Beautifully crafted silver jewellery with clever and unique designs. Such creativity would be hard to match and made a perfect memento of my visit to Bundi. Run by a father and son (mango man) who are respectful and generous. Definitely worth a browse!
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • priya k
    Mumbai, India46 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful stepwell within the crowded city with superb carvings on its pillars and a high arched gate. Its having very ornate and exquisitely carved Toran Gate, sculptures of Gods and Goddesses along with murals which add beauty and grandeur to the stepwell.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • emanmahmoud1
    Newport, UK229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were taken to this step well by our G Adventure tour guide. Incredible gasping scene when your eyes first fall on it. Well worth the visit.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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    Dhabhai Kund, together with Ranji ki Baori, is the best stepwell in Bundi. Bundi is not exactly a main tourist priority, so even here maintenance and conservation could be a lot better. The omnipresent pigeons leave their droppings all over the place and the water is green and polluted. That is a pity, because it is a grand structure and should be cared for.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • ghoomboom
    New Delhi, India107 contributions
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    A lake in the heart of Bundi city that adds to the beauty of the landscape when viewed from Taragarh Fort. The lake is dedicated to Lord Varuna (Hindu Water God). There is a temple in the middle of the lake that was half submerged when we visited. We had a mesmerising view of the lake from the Fort. Near the lake, there is also a palace where the kings of Bundi shifted from the main palace after 1947 when Indian got free (Probably, it was difficult to maintain such a big palace in the Fort with all the powers to collect and raise revenue were gone so the kings decided to shift to a smaller palace). Nawal Sagar is surely a gem in the beauty of Bundi and a treat to your eyes.
    Written 2 January 2020
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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    In 1683 the Maharaja of Bundi had some spare money and wanted a long-lasting memory for his nurse. So he built this pretty 84-Pillared Cenotaph in her honor. All in white marble, it holds four chattri placed on the 4 corners, a large Shiva Linga in the centre and really nice carvings around the base. All set in a nice little garden and worth an hour to take some pictures.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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    A small summer palace for the local ruler and got some exposure because Rudyard Kipling spent a couple of days there writing Kim. In the upstairs gallery there are some black/white photographs of Kipling and underneath a small museum.
    Only if you've run out of better things to do.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • ghoomboom
    New Delhi, India107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beautiful lake is just near to the Sukh Mahal and is surrounded by hills from all sides. It provides an amazing view when seen from Sukh Mahal with lotus leaves floating everywhere in the lake. The road along the lake takes a slight circular path and our guide told us that there was a plan to develop this road just like Marine drive in Mumbai by the Oberoi group along with a hotel near the lake. But that plan could not fructify. In fact, one can see the unfinished foundation of the proposed hotel near the road.
    Written 2 January 2020
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  • Kimberley P
    Northern Virginia, VA78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Bundi art work! Yug Art is centrally located and has lovely art and as he is the artist and will happily explain his work to you. We were impressed with his knowledge and workmanship. Really beautiful and interesting pieces!
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Nomad33433313958
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recently had an opportunity to explore Bundi with the most amazing tour guide Ashwani Sharma aka Kukki junior and what a experience it was. Thorough gentlemen, well versed with what he was showing and great knowledge of the geography. When in bundi he is the one to be contacted.

    Something about Bundi - a small sleeping town with amazing history and topography. Beautiful fort of a grandeur comparing with any other fort. Famous Bundi painting a rich Indian heritage a experience to be savored. Only issue keeping it to become as famous as jaipur is off the track location otherwise it should be in everyone itinerary.
    Written 21 February 2024
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