A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...
Tordi Village in one of the fiefdoms of the Khangarot Clan, an offshoot of the Kushwaha dynasty that ruled Jaipur and Amer. In 16th century Th. Akhey Singh, one of the descendants of Khangar Singh (the founder of Khangarot clan) overthrew the regional chief and built a fortress on the top of the hill which one can see even today, although it is in ruins.
Later the village was inhabited by people accompanying Singh in the battle and insignias near the ruined step well and old cenotaphs in the area mark the valour of these warriors. The fort and the palace were built much later in the plains below the hills.
The village lies on the edge of the Aravali ranges and the foot hills of the Aravali range with a ruined fortress atop, gently slope into a series of sand dunes. The reservoir with a network of canals lined with date trees, temples tucked into different corners of the hills, an ancient step well, hamlets of tribal settlements are unusual to be in one village.
Tordi village is almost equidistant from Jaipur, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Pushkar and Ajmer.