Constructed in the year 1354, the Taragarh fort is one of the most impressive structures in the city of Ajmer, in the northern state of Rajasthan in India. The state of Bundi was founded in this year by Rao Deva, and this was when the construction of this massive square began. Popularly known as the 'Star Fort', the attraction is located on a steep hill and offers a panoramic and breathtaking view of the entire city of Bundi situated in the Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges. The fort was described by the famous author Rudyard Kipling as "more the work of Goblins than of men". Sadly, time took its toll on this magnificent structure, and most of the majestic and fascinating architecture of the fort is now in ruins. You can, however, still, appreciate the features of the fort that exhibit the grandeur of the Rajput rule to this day.
The entrance to the fort is marked by three gateways, followed by tunnels and many battlements along with ramparts. These exhibits are also of great interest to the tourists, such as the famous Grand Canyon or the 'Garbha Gunjan'. The Rani Mahal, which was built exclusively for the wives and concubines of the rulers of those times and is located in the same area, is also a great and famous attraction for the tourists. The place is at its peak of beauty when the sun sets, and the entire city is immersed in the fading light of the setting sun. A visit to the Taragarh Fort is an engrossing experience that provides essential details about our rich history and culture.
Best Time To Visit
The ideal time for tourists to visit the Taragarh Fort is from November to March when the weather is pleasant, and you can easily walk across the fort and explore it.
Open and Closing Time
Timing: Summers: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Winters: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration : 1 to 2 hours
For Foreigner:Rs.100/- per head
Near By Attraction
Ishwari Niwas Bundi
Haveli Braj Bhushanjee
Hotels available near Taragarh Fort
Distance between Ajmer Railway Station and Taragarh Fort is 7.5 miles or 6.5 nautical miles
Distance between Ajmer Bus Stand and Taragarh Fort is 108.1 miles or 94 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Taragarh Fort
Taragarh Fort was very popular for its tunnels crossing the entire hillside. However, these tunnels are now unreachable for want of proper maps of Rajasthan. The main of its ramparts 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’.Taragarh Fort is a mark of previous Chauhan charm and has some huge water tanks in it.
These water tanks were built to store water and supply it to the residents during a time of water crisis. The water reservoirs have been fixed out of the rocky base of the fort. There is a Rani Mahal in the fort which is a small palace within the compound, and it is built for the wives and concubines of kings.
The Taragarh Mahal has, however, lost most of its charm as the shine of its remarkable mural works and the marked glass windows have entirely washed-out away within the time. The Taragarh fort also has a Miran Saheb ki Dargah. He was once governor of the fort and died in an encounter. This apartment is located in Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges, and the fort describes attractive archaeology and history.
The gateway to the fort is designed by wild elephants. The huge reservoirs carved out of rock and Bhim Burj, the largest battlement, on which is mounted a cannon. It offers an excellent view of the town and bird-watching, which is another attraction among tourists.