ABUMPY RIDE from Sariska will take you to the abandoned city of Bhangarh a fascinating site said to be a clan citadel before Amber.Local legend says that themplace was deserted when cursed by an evil magician, and many of its structures were transported to the new capital, Ajabgarh. Built in the early 17th century by Madho Singh, the younger brother of Amber's Raja Man Single I Bhangarh, also known as the "City of Ten Thousand Homes", exemplifies the hierarchy of traditional town planning.
A stone colonnaded pathway lined with market kiosks, stables or residences
leads to the inner sanctum at the foot of the hills where a ruined palace, derisively called Randiyon ha Mahal ("palace of the prostitutes') remains, overlooking the Someshwar Temple, still in use. Three other temples dot
the sprawling sites . of which them Mangals Devi Temple, with a corbelled dome and finely carved exterior, is by far the most imposing.
ENVIRONS: On the read to Rhangarh is Ajalegarh , built ley Madho Singles grandson as a new settlement for the people of Bhangarls ley erecting a wall to separate the two cities. Part of tire old town is under water, but a fort and
some ruins may still be seen.