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Forts and Palaces :

The early medieval and medieval fortifications of Gagron, Taragarh Bundi, Navlakha Jhalawar and Shergarh are reminiscent of the valiant past of Hadoti. Their mighty bastions must have looked insurmountable to the enemies who might be interested in a misadventure of self destructive king. The magnificent palaces of Bundi and Kota with their intricate sculpturing, frescoed walls and comfortable living quarters provide enough proof of glory and opulence of their occupants.

1- Taragarh Fort :

This is the first fort commissioned by Hada ruler Ber Singh in 14th century at Bundi. the fort stands on a 430 M high hill from where a panoramic view of the surrounding area is available. Its mighty bastion called Bheem Burj, rain water harvesting and distribution system are worth seeing. The fort of Taragarh is marvel of Rajput architecture and the available technology of those times.

 
Taragarh Fort Bundi

Garh Palace Bundi  

2- Garh Palace Bundi :

Col. Todd considered it as one of the most magnificent palaces of Rajputana. Built in the early half of 17th century and added on by many rulers from time to time, it is a complex of living quarters, meeting halls named Ratan Daulat, Ratan Mahal, Chhatra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Phool Mahal and Moti Mahal. The entrance to the palace is through a massive gate called Hathi Pol. The weall paintings of the palace have acquired global fame due to their aesthetic nature, subject matter and subtlety of strokes. The female figures have a certain impact of Mogul school.


3- Garh Palace, Kota :

The palace complex of Kota holds the place of pride for the Hada rulers, who had put the foundation of their expanding empire at the same place where the chief of Bhil tribals was slain. The Chambal river provided natural protection to the palace from three sides. The Gulab Mahal, Which faces the river was built by Maha Rao Ummed Singh II and adjoining Purana Mahal belongs to the time of Jet Singh. the Arjun Mahal, Hava Mahal, Divan-E-Aam, Akhada Mahal, Kanvarpadi Mahal are worth a visit for their wall paintings depicting floral and faunal diversity, hunting scenes, processions and scenes from the legend of Lord Krishna, who is the ruling deity of Kota.

 
Garh Palace, Kota

The government museums of Kota and Jhalawar have a good collection of antiquities. The visit to these museums will surely be an enriching experience. The Rao Madho Singh museum is a private collection of items belonging to the erstwhile rulers of Kota. The collection is kept at Garh Palace, Kota and the miniature paintings and the wall paintings are a must-see for the tourists therefore a visit to this museum is recommended.

Gagron fort Jhalawar  

4- Gagron fort :

Made of the principles of an Aqua-fort or Jal Durg, sitting atop a hillock, on the confuence of Kali sindh and Ahu rivers, it is a formidable fort. The Khinchi and Hada Rajputs ruled over their land from this fort. In the passage of its history, it has seen many rulers, who vied with each other to hold this strategically important fort. The Dargah of mitthe Mahabali and saint Pipaji attract a large number of devotees each year.


5- Shergarh Fort :

Sitting atop a hillock on the bank of Parban river the fort of Shergarh looks impregnable. The fort stands a little detached from the walled township, which boasts of its ancient Brahmanical and Jain temples. A stone edict of 790 AD proves the antiquity of the place, Which was once known as Koshvardhan and many Buddhist monasteries were set up with support.

 
Shergarh Fort
 

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