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Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort

Bundi

Surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides, Bundi is known for its intricate carvings and murals. This small town with pastoral setting was once a part of Kota. Bundi boasts of several amazing monuments whose architecture showcases the splendor of the bygone era. This outstanding state of Rajasthan is internationally renowned for its miniature paintings.

History of Bundi

In ancient times, the region around Bundi was inhabited by different local tribes, of which Parihar Meenas were prominent. Bundi is said to derive its name from a former Meena King namely Bunda Meena. Later, the area was governed by Rao Deva Hara, who took over the place from Jaita Meena in A.D. 1342 by fraud and renamed the surrounding areas.  

About the Fort

The Taragarh Fort, also popularly known as the 'Star Fort' is the most stunning feature of the city. It was built in 1354 AD upon a steep hillside. One can see the charming view of the city and surrounding countryside from the top of this fort. The sight becomes more impressive during the sunset.

The fort also has three tanks in its premises, which are said to never dry up. These tanks still stand, narrating the tale of the sophisticated methods of construction which was prevalent in medieval India.

Taragarh Fort can be reached by a steep road which leads up the hillside to its huge gateway. The gateway has intricate carvings of elephants.

Visitors can enter the premises of the fort through three different gateways called Phuta Darwaza, Lakshmi Pol and Gagudi Ki Phatak.

Inside the Fort

Taragarh Fort in Bundi houses massive battlements. The travelers can see Bhim Burj, which are known as the largest battlements, placed inside the fort. A famous cannon, Garbha Gunjan, is also there, which is mounted over this battlement.

The fort also includes a huge water reservoir. Yet another stunning palace inside the fort is its Rani Mahal. This is a small palace, which was built especially for the wives' of the rulers. Though the palace has lost its past glory, yet it still leaves tourists fascinated.

Tourist Attractions in Bundi

There are numerous attractions in Bundi like Bundi Palace, Chattar Mahal or Palace of Towers, Chitrashala, Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph, Kshar Bagh, Nawal Sagar, Phool Sagar, Raniji ki Baori, Ratan Daulat, Shikar Burj and Sukh Mahal.

Without doubt, visiting Taragarh Fort offers a great pleasure to the visitors. The moment you enter inside this magnificent fort you feel yourself in a world that defines the royal splendor of bygone era.


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