Bundi and BanswaraDelhi - Bundi - BanswaraTotal No of days - 3Dated - December 2018
Behind the wheel & ContributorVinod Kumar...know more about me
Bundi & Banswara
Route map -
We start at 11:30pm on Thursday and drive till the wee hours of Friday morning with occasional breaks. Highway king is open 24hrs which has a special night menu. Early morning we catch a quick nap at a dhabha, The drive was smooth, not much traffic and surprisingly some dhabas we open quite early enroute than expected.... who gave us good tea and biscuits....and by 8am we reach Bundi. The first view of Bundi city....
Bundi takes its name from the Bando Naal meaning a narrow passage in the hills. The Taragarh fort is the most impressive structure standing on top of the mountain and offers a birds eye view of the whole town. Its in a sorry state with the paintings on the walls fading away. The maintenance is nil here as the fort is in dispute. The Bundi Palace is also located a little away from the fort which has beautiful miniature murals. Some rooms are closed so as to maintain it, some are open...
The narrow lanes leading to the fort
The entry to the fort
Timings of Taragarh fort
Ticket cost (Pls note its Rs 80/- for Indians)
The entry to the fort
The walk is a steep climb
The steps to the top
Inside the fort
Apart from the fort one can walk around the see the following places also..
Nearby the parking, we spot this lovely place for breakfast
The next we see the Raniji ki baori which is a beautiful multi storied step well with beautiful carvings.
The arched gate itself is very beautiful...
Raniji ki Baori entrance
Inside the Baori
The next we see the 84 pillared cenotaph. Its an imposing structure which was built by Rao Anirudh for his wife, the carvings and the pillars are worth seeing...
And we discover that Bundi is famous for basmati rice, we figure out Tansen rice factory where we pick up a bag of Basmati rice.
Our drive from Bundi to Bhimlat waterfall, was around 40kms was so beautiful and scenic. We were compelled to stop at quite a few places to click pics, and our timing was just perfect to capture the Palace on Wheels too.
Although localities said that Bhimlat would not have water, we were really surprised to see this waterfall here, in one of the most remotest places. The way to reach the place was also to be discovered as there are no markings.
The drive to Bhimlat
And then cross the rail track
The temple is reached down by a flight of steps
Bhimlat Mahadev temple
Lunch break enroute
Finally reached justa by 4:30pm.
Waiting for boat
Justa is an ideal place for a secluded holiday, location wise its a beautiful place. Not much activities to do here, or around which confines you to the island. Chittorgarh, Bundi and Menal are some nearby places to see staying here. Rooms are good, Food and service is ok. Early morning sunrise is awesome here,
Emus at the parking
Day 2 - Drive to Banswara
Route - Justa - Bassi - Nimbahera - Chhoti Sadri - Pratapgarh - Pipalkhunt - Banswara
Distance - 240kms
Time - 5hrs
Route map -
After breakfast we start for Banswara around 240kms from here. The roads are excellent to drive. We reach Banswara and what do we see....
Maharana Pratap Bridge or Mahi bridge
Diablab Lake with these beautiful islands
And the drive through the interior roads o explore the place.....
Finally reach Mahi dam
Return journey back to Justa and have dinner at this place.....surprisingly the food was too good...
The next day after breakfast the start to our drive back home......
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