Taragarh Fort, Bundi

Taragarh Fort or 'Star Fort' is the most impressive of structures of city of Bundi in Rajasthan. A rather ramshackle fort, with its overgrown vegetation.

It was constructed in 1354 upon a steep hill. There are three gateways to the fort, well known as Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Most parts of these gateways are now in ruins. During its heyday, Taragarh Fort was renowned for its tunnels crisscrossing the entire hillside.

However, these tunnels are now inaccessible for maps. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the 'Bhim Burj', on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or 'Thunder from the Womb'.

There are some huge water reservoirs which were built to store water and supply it to the residents during time of crisis. The reservoirs have been carved out of the rocky base of the fort.

Rani Mahal is a small palace within the fort complex, built for the wives of rulers. The Mahal has, however lost most of its charm as the shine of its spectacular murals and stained glass windows have completely faded away. The fort also has Miran Saheb ki Dargah. He was the governor of the fort and laid down his life in an encounter.

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