a small town nestled in the region of Hadoti in Rajasthan. This town is located
at a distance of about 39 km from the city of Kota and about 250 km from
Jaipur. It is well-known for beautiful palaces, fortresses, baolis, and ponds.
These striking spots make this region one of the most attractive places to
visit in Rajasthan. Moti Mahal is one of such places that you ought to visit in
order to explore the richness of Rajasthani culture.
palace, you can enjoy the picturesque views of the Aravali Range and Nagal
Sagar Lake. The splendid Moti Mahal was constructed in 1645 AD by Maharaja Bhao
Singh Ji. In the later 16th century the palace was taken in control by Rao Raja
Chatrasal and by the end of the 17th century, Moti Mahal was taken over by Rao
Raja Umed Singh. Both the kings made significant contributions to the palace,
by strengthening and enlarging the fort, building steep wells and adding other
smaller structures. In the 19th century, the palace and fort once again changed
hands as it was captured by Ajit Singh, who added a massive temple dedicated to
Lord Shiva near the fort and a stunning garden alongside the lake.
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The interiors of Moti
The interiors of the fort reflect the culture
of bygone Rajput rulers in Rajasthan. Built in the form of a massive
apartment-like structure the interiors and the ceilings of the fort are
festooned with the luminous mirror work. It is also alleged that a huge amount
of 80 pounds of gold was spent to incorporate expensive materials in this fort.
A lot of expensive stones and marbles were used in the making of this fort.
Tips for Visiting Moti Mahal
You should carry a torchlight, camera, and
water along while you travel to Moti Mahal. Also, wear a fully covered dress
and proper footwear.
How to Reach Moti Mahal, Bundi
For your convenience, hire a cab to tour
around the town and the palace.