Bundi Off The Beaten Path

  • Sukh Niwas Mahal Paintings
    Sukh Niwas Mahal Paintings
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  • Sabzi Mandi, Bundi
    Sabzi Mandi, Bundi
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  • Sukh Niwas Mahal, Bundi
    Sukh Niwas Mahal, Bundi
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    Sabzi Mandi

    by Canadienne Written Apr 16, 2003

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    With so much on offer in the palace and fort, it would be easy to forget that Bundi holds even more in store. . .

    It's not really off-the-beaten path, but it might be easily overlooked during a visit ~ Bundi's vegetable and fruit market is one of the most colourful and interesting ones I encountered.

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    Sukh Niwas Mahal

    by Canadienne Written Apr 16, 2003

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    The Sukh Niwas palace is a romantic place to visit ~ quiet and almost forgotten by time. Apparently, Kipling spent time here, drawing on the surroundings for inspiration for his writing.

    The front of the palace is decorated with Bundi-style painted figures, the distinctive style became recognizable to me after only a couple of days in the town.

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    Sukh Niwas Mahal

    by Canadienne Written Apr 16, 2003

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    Sukh Niwas Mahal, an 18th-century summer palace overlooking a small lake, is located on the north-east corner of Bundi.

    It's within walking distance from the town centre. You can't actually see the palace until you are upon it though, as it is hidden in overgrown trees and gardens, adding to the atmosphere of an already attractive building.

    Sukh Niwas Mahal, Bundi
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    Kshar Bagh

    by Canadienne Written Apr 16, 2003

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    Kshar Bagh is a garden near Bundi (maybe 3 or 4 km from the centre) where the royal centoaphs are found. The gardens themselves are somewhat unkempt and overgrown, which adds to the atmosphere. It's also a less-visited place in a city that is already off the beaten path.

    Royal Cenotaphs, Bundi
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    Bundi ~ Here Piggy, Piggy

    by Canadienne Written Mar 16, 2003

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    One of the things I first noticed when arriving in Bundi was that there were an enormous number of pigs. Animals in cities and towns are common in India (cows, dogs, goats, even the occasional pig), but this was unusual. Even more unusual was the bare strip down the backs of the older pigs (the babies were untouched). . .

    My local guide was able to explain that the pigs are raised and stripped for paintbrushes ~ Bundi is one of the centres of miniature painting in India, specializing in Krishna and palace scenes. It is yet another little detail that makes Bundi such a wonderful place to visit.

    Resting in the Sun, Bundi
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    Cenotaph Carvings

    by Canadienne Written Apr 16, 2003

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    The architecture of the tombs are remarkable for their detail; each one has been intricately carved.

    This photo is just a sample of the beautiful work on each chhatri (tomb).

    Carving Detail, Kshar Bagh
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