Issue Date: Mar 3, 2012
Perched atop the Aravalli hill range, the fort of Bundi overlooks a large expanse of houses painted white and blue. Scattered among them are a few havelis that remind the visitor of the region's rich heritage. At a stone’s throw, there’s a lake. Its view from Kipling’s Palace—the house where the famous British poet and novelist once stayed—will put even the most restless minds at ease. But travel further into the hinterland and realisation dawns that Bundi suffers a curse.
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