The Bundi Palace consists literally in acres of stone-built structures, the one opening out from the other. There are gardens galore that rise in terraces up the hillside. What gives insight to the practices found necessary in days gone by, is that the place abounds in spy-holes and in mysterious, foliage- shrouded windows. Even the garden terraces have trap-doors under one’s feet that served presumably as oubliettes in less peaceful times. Round shields, swords, daggers hang upon the walls. The martial family portraits are significant for displaying long moustaches. Gay colour abounds in Bundi’s streets too: carefree Rajput women crowd the ways, their multi-colored skirts (called Ghaghra in local parlance) flashing in the sunlight. With shiny pots on their heads, a child or a small pack on their backs, they sail by with a smile, accompanied by the jingle of their jewelry.
Travel to Bundi is an introduction with traditional Rajasthan. Surrounded by the Aravali hills on three sides, Bundi is circumscribed by a massive wall, with four footbridges. What lend charm to the city are the complex sculptures on monuments, impressive medieval fortress ( Taragarh Fort), palaces (Bundi Palace), havelis, temples with beautiful stone idols, chhatris with carved pillars and a picturesque lake in the heart of the city. After crossing one of the four monumental gates of the city, one finds oneself immersed deep in an India replete with cultural heritage.