Bundi has its own maginificent palace and fort of Taragarh, which literally translates as The Star fort! The fort is unfortunately closed for visitors due to safety issues, but you can visit the royal palace, which lies at the base of the fort. As I passed through the ticket window, the palace was standing tall in front of me, and honestly I was awestruck by it's giant size. The entrance to the palace is through an unpaved approach road, and it was like a trailer if the palace was a movie. The approach road leads to the main entrance gate called Hathi Pol- The Elephant gate, called so as it is adorned by two elephants on both it's sides. The gate had intricate carvings, which were quite impressive. Also on the ceiling of the gate is the painting of the Sun god-Bhaskara, which is a highly revered figure of faith in Rajasthan. Passing through the main gate,I entered the courtyard, from where I could see the whole palace surrounding me. However one thing to was that from the ticket window upto here, there wasn't a single person to be seen around! From the courtyard, I took the stairs leading up to the royal court, the Diwan-e-aam. The court also has the royal seat of Bundi. Next to the court is the harem consisting of the three palaces- Chhatar mahal, Phool mahal, and Badal mahal. The balconies of the Chhatar mahal give a beautiful panoramic view of Bundi, which gave me a feeling of a mini version of the Blue city Jodhpur. The badal mahal has beautiful frescos which depict scenes from Bundi's glorious past.