Standing firm and consolidated on the steep hillside of the city of Bundi, the Taragarh fort adds another feather in the cap of the magnificence of bastions in Rajasthan. The virile fort is situated at around 40 kms from Kota, a flourishing educational hub of Rajasthan. The fort is ornately constructed and is highlighted by three gateways, popular among the common folk as – the Lakshmi Pol, the Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Though exhibiting beautiful architecture, the fort is in a dilapidated condition, indicated by overgrown vegetation and ramshackle structural state.
The fort is also known for the large water reservoirs it holds in its vicinity, and the Rani Mahal- the palace for the King`s queens and concubines- which is also indicative of the then king`s flamboyant nature. The fort used to treasure some of the most spectacular murals and shaded window panes, but time played a harsh role in diminishing their shine, as well as grandeur.
Nevertheless, the fort still is an alluring destination for all who want to blend themselves into the colours of Rajasthan, and also the artists’ gild particularly, as it presents a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Bundi.
When to visit : Taragarh Fort
Best time to visit: October - February
Opening hours:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM