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The magical town lost in time- Bundi

“To give on paper any adequate idea of the Boondi-ki-Mahal is impossible. Jeypore (Jaipur) Palace may be called the Versailles of India; Udaipur’s House of State is dwarfed by the hills round it and the spread of the Pichola Lake; Jodhpur’s House of Strife, grey towers on red rock, is the work of giants, but the Palace of Boondi, even in broad daylight, is such a palace as men build for themselves in uneasy dreams – the work of goblins rather than of men ” -Rudyard Kipling  The Taragarh Fort and palace from Nawalsagar lake Situated 35km from Kota and 200 km from Jaipur lies the captivating town of Bundi surrounded on three sides by the Nagpahari hills of the Aravalli Range. This magnificient town blends history with fables offering solitude from maddening tourists. Few places in Rajasthan retain so much of the magical atmosphere of its rich heritage. Perhaps for that reason the town’s rough charm remains undiminished through the folds of time. The grand palace

20 things you did not know about Ranakpur - A photo Journey

1) In the heart of the Aravalli range, enveloped in the solitude of the surrounding forests lies a poetry in stone – the magnificent temple of Ranakpur on the banks of Maghai river. Majestic yet in complete harmony with nature, in whose beautiful lap rests this magnificent monument of devotional architecture, seems bathed in celestial bliss. The magnificent Ranakpur Jinalay  2)  Dedicated to Lord Adinath , the first tirthankar of Jainism, the Chaumukhi (4-sided) temple is a three-storeyed marble edifice placed on a lofty plinth standing on 1,444 artistically carved pillars . Although, Rajasthan is famous for its rich architectural heritage, the Ranakpur Jain Temple is an exemplary work of art and architecture and is an eloquent testimony to the Maru-Gurjara style of  architecture. The Divine Abode ! Mulnayak Shri Adinath Bhagwan 3)  Built by Rana Kumbha’s advisors, Sheth Dharana Shah and his younger brother Ratna Shah the design of