Palace Craft in wood
By Regina Ruby
The Bassi heritage palace is a family fortress. Bassi fort glorifies the history of the Chundawat clan, was built in the 16th century by Thakur Jaimal, of the Sisodia dynasty; he was the cousin of Maharana Pratap. He was a great warrior, who fought many gallant battles and he had won numerous victories. It belonged to Chundajui, and the descendents of this royal clan call themselves Chundawat, his descendents shifted after the battle of ‘Haldighati’ from Udaipur.
The beauty of the raj put architecture and grandeur can be seen in Bassi. The art of palace art and the aesthetics in palace craft can be seen in the rooms. The Bassi rulers have used most of the things available from their ancestral heritage in their rooms. The beauty of the raj puti palatial design can be seen in the fortress. The traditional design of the traditional interior decoration can also be seen in palace art. The art of the traditional medieval design in the architectural craft is traditionally maintained as the art of painting the traditional designs in the walls remains.. The art of the tradition of painting is prevalent since ancient times as an art. The beauty of the serene and scenic environment, where you can see parrots chirping in the evening time can be seen, and the depth of medieval style is still alive s. Bassi is famous for its craft industry, the local artisans specialize in making woodcrafts in traditional design, so a visitor there can have his own collections in art, and one can purchase handicrafts in different style, and keep it as in of halls and add to the interior decorative palette in one’s own home. The local artisans specialize in making, woodworks in various designs. One can see pictures of the earlier rao sahibs, with personalities like Jacqueline Kennedy, Black and white photographs; adore the walls, of the castle. It glorify the history of the traditional force of the Rajput clan, the grandeur and hospitality reigns supreme. Col Randhir is the present rao sahib of the palace,
It takes one to the royal magnificence, of the past and the age of chivalry. Six of the ancestors of Rawat Sahib Kesri Singhji, the present head of Bassi, Chundawat family laid down their lives defending the famous Chittaurgarh fort, it is citadel where were enacted the immortal episodes of sacrifice and heroism. Jai Maloji was the founder of Bassi. Their 21ST generation is Bhavani Singh Rawat.
Jaimal gave Doodah Devgad’s custody, Jaimal wanted to capture Akbar’s territory, so he made the Bassi fort. The hunting lodge set amidst the serene Vindhayachal ranges overlooks the Orai and the Bassi lakes, is the perfect place for the adventure seekers.
The present rao sahib Col Randhir Singh is associated in political activity. He is presently working for the B.J.P government. The heritage at ‘Bassi’ a place worth seeing, as it has the paintings of the real culture of Rajputana and the beauty of the depth of the conscious stream, of art of the common local village folks, can be seen, the art of miniature paintings as well as the medieval Indian tradition artisans,
Set picturesquely the quiet luxury of the palace, offers a retreat into an aesthetically beautiful environment. The 16th century home of the Mewari nobility has painstakingly restored preserving its old charm, décor and grandeur with comfort and ambience that will embrace your senses.
The palace has the ‘kalp vriksh’, the wish granting tree, to sit under it and meditate and to seek the blessings of the almighty. A wish wished here, it is said comes true. It has an adjoining wildlife sanctuary with boasts of panthers, wild boars, antelopes, deer and birds. One gets an opportunity for viewing animals its towering gates, domes arches corridors and ‘mahals’, the heritage home at ‘Bassi’ lies within the confines of the ‘Bassi’ fort.
This marvel in raj put architecture is a beautiful aesthetically carved palace, the beauty in the aesthetics of the palace architecture can be seen within the confines of the fortress, and the natural shape of the fortress is maintained to show the foreigners the real heritage of this place, It’s a beautiful place detached from the rest of the world, it is within the confines of a small village, the village is an institution in itself and it is very famous for its woodworks, the art in the aesthetics of creativity, lies within the confines of the palace, the beauty in the aesthetics of paintings within the walls of the palace are in different designs, the regality in the monumental architectural design can be seen within the confines of the palace design, the art in the artistic minds of the village folks, they are hired by royalty to create the aesthetics of the artistic designs.
This place is famous for the woodwork designs. The local architects are experts at making new designs of wood, the beauty in the art in the woodwork designs can be seen, as the craftsmen create beautiful models on woodwork, they have painted create camels, elephants, bullock carts, musicians and small temple like structures which can be opened and it has different folk paintings in it, the paintings of the different epics of Indian mythology can be seen in its figurative representations, in the depth of the abstract artistic forms,
This is manufactured in the village which lies below the citadel. The rooms still resound with echoes of call to arms, the firm bold step of the warrior, the softer footfall, the whisper of silken curtains, of romance and intrigue in the zenena. The designs are colored in the hue of the multiple designs, the art in the creativity of the designs can be seen, as the rooms have the aesthetic carving of the woodworks .The beauty of the wall paintings within each rooms are beautifully painted and the aesthetics in minute, small designs can be seen.
A barbecue and deliciously prepared Rajasthani cuisine quite perfects the evening. In the evening you will be greeted by the songs of the local
ministerial who will sing the odes of the history as well as the culture of Rajputana.
It has rooms with ‘jharokas’ pointed sitting rooms. Each room offers a blend of modern comfort and the elegance of the past, making ones stay a memorable experience. , dressing rooms and attractively, the aesthetic touch of the maintained, the headdress of war of the maharana royalty looks serene and it is used as lamp stand on the both the sides of the beds to protect the heritage, each room has the paintings of the heritage and the cultural aspects, the previous raosaheb is seen with Jacqueline Kennedy and the palace has many heritage photos.
The heritage home of the country reflects the silent tune of the raj put aesthetic art and the art of the regal style of living, in the depth of the regal design, of the artistic craft in the art of the real design, the power of medieval pride that had the guts to challenge, the might cultural heritage can be seen in the pictographic as well as the artistic elements, in every nook and corner, of the country.
How to reach there
Nearest Airport Udaipur, and it is one hour drive from Chittaurgarh, which is well connected by trains
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