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#91 Aug 20th, 2009, 21:35
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Originally Posted by trooooon View Post counted 61 step wells in bundi
61!! Dang, that alone should be a reason for me to re-visit!

I think I only saw the, what are they, one or two renowned ones there really (I think you mentioned them above). More to see & do, yippee! (As if my upcoming itinerary weren't getting packed enough already as it is and as usual, ahem.)

You are of course very right btw, one wonders how some of these places will cope with the ever-increasing tourist influx... One hears Jaisalmer fort is in a terrible, terrible shape because of it. In fact checking for someone just recently, I noticed Lonely Planet has decided to no longer list any hotels within the fort (in Jaisalmer), for that very same reason.
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Originally Posted by trooooon View Post Jail kund also called Dhabai kund is off the jail road, South West of Nagar Sagar
Pradhanji ki bavdi is a secret
No . . . i'll tell you!! As you go through the main gate up towards Nawal Sagar, after you pass the Bhang Theka on the right (the first one!) there is a wedding band shop you can see it from his roof, ask around, its behind the facade of shops with a haveli built around it, Pradhanji's haveli!
thanks..but which what exactly is the main gate? I had been to bundi a year back.
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go from Rani ji ki bavdi towards the fort (northish) pass between the Nagar Sagar and there it is . . .
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I was reading the posts from 2005 and now it is 2009. So is Bundi still magical?
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I've been thinking of it often lately. I wish I could go and stay there.

It's about 16 months since I was in India. Some of my mind stays there all the time.
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Originally Posted by mridula View Post I was reading the posts from 2005 and now it is 2009. So is Bundi still magical?
Ya it is!! It's nothing like udaipur or jaipur. It's nowhere close to the dump jaipur or udaipur are.
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Wow, Bundi was on our list of places to stay one night, but after reading this it might be worth staying an extra night as it sounds like a nice relaxed place to put the feet up for the day.

Anyone have some mid range accommodation suggestions ? (travelling with inlaws in their 70's)
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There are a few listed in the Hotel section. Have you checked them?
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Yes, though most listings seem to be at the bottom end. The only one that I could find that stood out was Haveli Braj Bhushanjee, anyone stayed there ? I could not find photos of rooms.

The nawalsagar site sends the warning lights on my browser flashing, saying it is a "Hack Site". So I could not pursue that one.
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Originally Posted by ribbony View Post The only one that I could find that stood out was Haveli Braj Bhushanjee, anyone stayed there ?
It's a long-standing and popular place yes; once more budget, today it could well fit the mid-range bill I think. I stayed here and liked it, tho' it was a little over my (low) budget at the time; that was 1996 though. Was there together with my then lady, found the place quite romantic (and Bundi at the time at least a place to linger forever, certainly). Friendly people, too (it's a family that runs it I think, in fact they live there I believe). Nice rooms and tastefully decorated, certainly. At the time, their restaurant (which once received good reports) had been discontinued I think; today, my understanding is food is served to guests, if you order ahead.

You'll find it discussed on this site quite a bit; note its name may be spelled in various ways, of course. This looks to be their website: http://www.kiplingsbundi.com/.
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I stayed inside the walls of Bundi Palace. Our accommodations (small courtyard below the Palace)had once been elephant stables. Our room was a redecorated elephant stall!
Another highlight; we booked a horseride and the only 2 horses available were going to be in a wedding later that day and were already decorated. So we , 2 ladies, rode through town and around the lake on wedding horses. We got a lot of strange looks!
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Originally Posted by skell View Post I stayed inside the walls of Bundi Palace. Our accommodations (small courtyard below the Palace)had once been elephant stables. Our room was a redecorated elephant stall!
Skell, was that the Royal Retreat by any chance? It's been addressed several times earlier on in this thread (your post #9, and posts #26 and #27 among them. Oh, and less enthusiastically in post #31 I see now, heheh.) Just curious to know if it's the same place Like I'd said there, we had (great) dinner here when they were just opening up; I'm just happy to know they got it up and running (and if it is, indeed, the same place).

Oh and Ribbony, I'd been thinking the Bhushanjee must have been discussed before on this thread alone; of course it has been, for instance in this post #33 (dating to 2005). There's a good chance more people will have touched on it.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Skell, was that the Royal Retreat by any chance? It's been addressed several times earlier on in this thread (your post #9, and posts #26 and #27 among them). Just curious to know if it's the same place Like I'd said there, we had (great) dinner here when they were just opening up; I'm just happy to know they got it up and running (and if it is, indeed, the same place).
Yes it was. We had a nice dinner too. They set up a folding table and chairs on the roof (accessible by a ladder) and served us there. We were the only diners!
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Aha, thanks! It's probably a good tip yes, from your and some other's lovely descriptions too; whatever their rates may currently be aside (do you have any indication?)

I find no immediate website for them, but it gets mentioned on a lot of other sites alright. It gets just two non-enthusiastic reviews (2005 & '06) in IndiaMike's hotel listings. Oh well. Maybe you can add a more enthusiastic one, if your experience is anything like recent
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Thanks for the tips, i think we will go for Bruj Bhushanjee Haveli, it has good reviews, looks good on the website and the view to the fort looks great. I was originally thinking staying in the fort was the thing to do, but in retrospect looking up at the fort in the evening when it is lit up (power supply permitting) seems like the view to have from the rooftop.
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