Photographer's Note

For a thousand years, Bundi has not only witnessed but inspired a myriad of exciting and beautiful events that have crystallized as inevitable parts of the Rajasthani history and heritage.

Bundi is not hounded by tourists in the same manner as some of the more famous Rajasthan cities. This is the reason why many people in search of a peaceful yet exciting vacation opt for Bundi. Situated in the southern part of the colourful state Rajasthan, Bundi is 39 km north west of Kota. It is easy for tourists to explore this typical Rajasthani city and its history within a very short span of time on either a taxi or auto rickshaw or simply a cycle.

A treat for art connoisseurs, the Bundi school of painting is a distinct and one of the most beautiful styles of Rajasthani miniature art. The splendid paintings in the Chitrashala in the Bundi fort are par excellence and can be compared with probably the best anywhere in the world. This style has been used and murals created by present day locals, on the walls leading upto the palace. Though crude, these wall murals or graffiti, whatever you may call it, are actually quite beautiful and depicts daily life in the royal days.

This is a cropped version of this picture. I liked the series of murals here, just outside one of the inner gates of the Taragarh or Garh palace, but I found the man’s posture even more humorous, as if he was exasperated seeing the ‘elephant riding the bicycle’....after all its his bicycle in the line of fire ;-).

In this version, I used curves to saturate the murals a bit, so that they are better differentiated from the background wall, which is almost of the same yellow colour.

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