Palace, which rises majestically above the town, this 300-year-old haveli is reachable on foot via a twisting alleyway leading up from the maze of streets which entered through the original magnificent 40ft -stone archway. The seven tastefully restored rooms have kept their original character, offering modern amenities, such as en suite bathrooms and A/C. The roof terrace has exceptional and romantic views of the town, the palace immediately behind, the pretty town, with its cooling blue-painted houses, and the Jait Sagar Lake below. Surrounded by the Aravali Hills, with a ridge of crumbling circumvallation location transports one back into the time of A Thousand and One Nights fantasy.
Rooms & suites
Guests at Castle Khandela can relive the Rajputana era in 17 refined rooms, offering an eccentric experience of princely living. No two rooms are alike in our property, thus enabling you to choose as per your likes.
The interiors in their simplicity, elegance, and attention to detail, showcase all that is finest in traditional Indian craftsmanship. The Hotel also offers all the necessary modern amenities in each room, thus making it a warm and memorable experience.
Art & Architecture
Heritage & Culture
Step wells (Baoris)
- In the centre of Bundi, you will find the Raniji Ki Baori, one of the largest step wells in India. Built in 1699 by the Rani Nathavatji, it is 46 metres deep and has wonderful carvings showing the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. Royal ladies used step wells so that they could bathe in privacy, but they also provided a good form of water storage for the area.
The Nagar Sagar Kund is a pair of step wells that can be found just outside the Chogan Gate, the old entrance to the city, now in the centre of town.
- Overlooking a lotus – filled lake, the Jait Sagar, this house was the summer residence of Rao Raja Vishun Singh. It was loaned by the British Government to Rudyard Kipling and it was whilst he was staying here that he wrote ‘Kim’. This area, and especially the nearby Sahr Bagh, surely inspired the Monkey King episodes in ‘The Jungle Book’.
- On the west side of the Jait Sagar, is a garden with over sixty royal cenotaphs. These marble tombs are covered in intricate carvings of plants and animals. Lush trees are home to a band of monkeys and other wildlife. A wonderful place to appreciate the surrounding countryside, this tranquil oasis is close to town, and has a unique atmosphere.
- An amazing juxtaposition of the medieval age and modern industrialization, Kota does have some traces of its past still remaining. The fort, built in 1246, overlooking the river Chambal, is the foremost tourist attraction and houses the Maharao Madho Singh Museum, which has a rich collection of weapons, art, silver artefacts and some elaborately painted chambers. There are also some outstanding examples of Kota Kamba, miniatures from the Kota school of painting.