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Bundi

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"The Queen of Hadoti"

Bundi Tourism

A princely state for a princely stay, in the northwest of India, lies the district of Bundi, in the Hadoti region of the royal state of Rajasthan. In ancient times, the area around Bundi was apparently inhabited by various local tribes.

Bundi was previously called 'Bunda-Ka-Nal"; Nal meaning 'narrow ways'. It is said to derive its name from a former Meena tribe man called Bunda Meena. Later the region was governed by Rao Deva Hada who took over Bundi from Jaita Meena in 1342 and established a princely state Bundi renaming the surrounding area called Hadoti the land of great Hada Rajputs. Bundi is home to some of the most magnificent palaces, majestic forts, its baolis (meaning water wells or step wells), haves, temples and chhatris with carved pillars.

It is of great historical significance as it has been a witness to many battles and legendary tales of valor. Bundi is blessed with a plethora of nature along with a beautiful pattern of rivers and lakes and some enchanted waterfalls. The lushy lands of this area are host to a huge variety of flora and fauna. The picturesque sceneries of Bundi have inspired a lot of writers and artists. Situated at a distance of 210 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Kota surrounded by the Aravalli Range on three sides, this city lies near a narrow gorge. A substantial wall with four gateways encircles the city.

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A Warrior's Playground

Nicknamed so for being a mute witness to many historical wars, Bundi is a historic cum cultural town in the Hadoti region of the state of Rajasthan. Developed by Rao Deva Hada. Lying near a narrow gorge, surrounded by the Aravali Hills, Bundi is also naturally blessed with enchanting waterfalls. Besides, Bundi is also a host to a plethora of historically significant sites, whether from the Rajput perspective or the Mughal perspective.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bundi

This arid nature of this area and its history of wars and battles has had a huge influence on the cuisine of Rajasthan. The Marwari influence in this region has lead to an extremely dominant vegetarian variety, although meat too is popular. Due to the scarcity of water, this cuisine has incorporated the use of milk in its dishes, making it extremely popular not only locally but in other parts of the world too.
This cuisine is served traditionally in a thali, which is a large platter like plate with servings of multiple dishes at once. This traditional food culture here does not believe in the concept of a dessert after your meal but in including it before or during the meal itself. Its must try dishes are Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki Sabzi, Laal Maas and Kesariya Murg.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Bundi preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, and do some shopping. Bundi is famous for carved wooden items, metal wares, silver jewellery and murals.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Taragarh Fort. Thereon, you can proceed to Badal Mahal, for some sightseeing.
Day 3 - The final day can be reserved for the Bhoraji ka Kund, a famous pond having both religious and historical significance. Thereon, you can proceed towards Chaurasi Khambon Ki Chattri, another marvellous display of architecture.

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What's Great?

Houses the famous stepwell. Many of the town's old buildings and Havelis are painted in bright Indigo colour which is a delight to watch.

What's Not So Great?

Cannot be visited throughout the year as the summers are very hot.

For Whom?

Bundi is ideal for culture and history lovers and photographers. Equally suitable for weekend tourists from nearby sites like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur etc.

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How To Reach Bundi

Bundi is well connected to the rest of India by roadways. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Bundi; buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, however, as of now, available to Bundi. Some 210 km away is the Jaipur International airport, which is the nearest airport that connects Bundi to the rest of India. The nearest railway station accessible for Bundi is in Kota, 40 km away from Bundi.

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Pallavi Siddhanta 1 year ago
- Travel to Bundi between the months of Oct-March as summers are very hot. Since, it would be the winter season between Nov-Feb, please carry some woolens and moisturizers .
- As your day time will be spent in sightseeing, make sure you carry fluids, caps and sunglasses and apply some sun block if possible.
- Bundi, will certainly not disappoint you. Its for all those who love peace and serenity, for those who are curious and enthusiastic about the ancient structures and tales. The hospitality of Rajasthan and its soothing effect will please all ages.
- Last but not the least, this place will mesmerize you with its beautiful structures and its picturesque sceneries. Make sure you have your camera is charged, because all you will be getting back are some amazing memories.
- Bundi is very famous for its wood carved items, metal wares, hand painted items, silver jewelry and mural, unique paintings, has many shops that date back to the 17th century, so don't forget to go shopping in the famous Bazaars""."
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