A city that has stood the test of time, is home to age old forts, palaces and exudes royalty from every corner, is bound to be a major tourist destination, no matter what the time of the year. However, for residents of Jaipur, these historical places tend to get old and hackneyed.
For a change of pace, history buffs in the Pink City who want to experience something new, should take a trip down the small, lesser known town of Bundi.
Located just a 3 hour long drive away from Jaipur, Bundi is one of those rare gems that have been left untouched by man's hand. Here, life and humanity have found natural a way to survive.
A small, quaint town, with a picturesque backdrop of a hill atop a fort, it's like something straight out of a postcard. Here, you can get away from the everyday city life and get a chance at a new lease of history, a side you probably haven't seen before.
Home to some of the oldest forts, palaces and artefacts in all of Rajasthan, you really feel like you've been transported to a different era- and the spell goes on throughout the city.
Here, if you're really looking to marvel at something, then head over to Chitrashala, within Taragarh Palace. A world famous place, known for the intricate, miniature paintings that the walls and ceilings are adorned with.
Colourful, bright and vibrant, these paintings give the entire Taragarh Palace a completely unseen vibe. Magnificent as can be, words don't do this place justice, so you've got to head on down there and see it for yourself.
Apart from that, there are several lakes- Lake Jait Sagar and Kanak Sagar- that are good spots for embracing nature and the beautiful backdrop of the city. Maybe take a couple of insta worthy pictures here and make your friends jealous.
While you're here in Bundi, be sure not to miss out on the multitude of step-wells. Home to about 50 of them, these used to be the city's lifeline back in the olden eras and even today, they serve a greater purpose than just being a tourist attraction.
There's no denying that Jaipur, in itself has a world of magnificent things to offer. However, to get away from the day in and day out rut of the everyday city life, a trip down to Bundi should surely rejuvenate you.