The conundrum of Jaipur is hard to figure out, just when you think you have it all sorted the city surprises you. It is this quality of the city that makes it so enchanting even for the seasoned Jaipurites for there is always a nook and corner which will add a frisson of joy to the explorer’s perspicacity. Aathuni Kund is one such exponent of the city.
Hidden somewhere in the lanes and famous monuments of the city, Aathuni Kund is a little parcel of paradise at the edge of the big city. Nestled behind Nahargarh Fort, it is a serene location away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
To reach the spot, park your vehicle at Charan Mandir and trek to Aathuni Kund from the mandir. The way to the kund is beautiful with lush green trees all around and Aravali hills shielding the beauty spot. A Trek of 2 km will take you to Shiv Mandir and few more steps down from there is Aathuni Kund. The view from the place is breathtaking and will leave you mesmerised. The peaceful environment, chirping birds, the sound of water and fresh air, all of it is surreal.
During monsoon, you can actually spot few waterfalls and dive into the natural pools. Also, you can trek from Aathuni Kund to Nahargarh and it is another gorgeous journey altogether. Take a backpack, carry some food, pick your camera, wear comfy clothes and be ready to enjoy nature at its best. The place is still untouched and is truly fascinating.
Whether it’s a couple who want to escape from the prying eyes of the public, a destitute for whom the shade of the tree is the best roof, a person looking to spend some time alone, a connoisseur of nature or the usual Jaipur explorer; Aathuni Kund offers something to everyone.