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"The Queen of Hadoti"

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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.

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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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Suggested Itinerary for Bundi

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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How to Reach Bundi

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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.

How to reach Bundi by flight

If you want to reach Bundi by air, the nearest airport is the Jaipur airport, which is at a distance of around 150 km. You can make use of the taxi service up till Bundi.

How to reach Bundi by road

If you are travelling within the state of Rajasthan, then reaching Bundi becomes easy as it well connected by both state-run and private buses to several cities in Rajasthan like Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, etc., as well as cities of other Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi etc. The distance between Jaipur and Bundi is 206 km. Bundi is well connected by NH 12 from Jaipur to Tonk, Bundi, Kota and Jabalpur.

How to reach Bundi by train

If you are planning a journey on the tracks, the nearest railway station is at Kota, which is 35 km away from Bundi. From the station, a taxi drive would cost you about Rs 500 from Kota to Bundi. Kota is well connected by rail to a lot of major cities.

Local transport in Bundi

Language here should not be a problem as the locals here understand both English and Hindi. Facilities like cars on rent, Auto Rickshaw and Buses are available for commuting. One can easily find tour guides to help you about the city. There is an availability of phone booths, Fax machines, internet and postal services for usage.

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Route Name Distance Time
Jaipur to Bundi 218 km 3 hours 22 mins
Jodhpur to Bundi 356 km 6 hours 14 mins
Delhi to Bundi 485 km 8 hours 0 mins

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What is famous about Bundi?

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 is not so good about Bundi?

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

Who should visit Bundi?

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

What is the best time to visit Bundi?

Bundi's weather is pretty much same as the weather in the rest of Rajasthan. The summers in this region are extremely hot and dry, with the maximum temperature during daytime reaching up to 35 - 43 degrees Celcius, the days here are extremely dry with hot winds blowing. As it gets closer to night time, the temperature slowly begins to drop, making it a little cooler. During the winter season, the weather here gets extremely chilly, with the temperature dropping down to 5 degrees Celcius. The winters in this place are an absolute delight. The rainfalls in Bundi are restricted to the months of July till mid September. The monsoons here make days extremely humid, with the level of humidity reaching up to 90%. So keeping all of the above in mind, the best time to visit Bundi is from October to March, when climatic conditions remain cool and pleasant.
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What is the 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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What is the best way 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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What are the things to do in Bundi?

The top things to do in Bundi are Taragarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Bundi, Badal Mahal, Bundi, Garh Palace, Sukh Mahal, Chaurasi Khambon ki Chattri. You can see all the places to visit in Bundi here

What are the places near Bundi?

The top places near to Bundi are Agra which is 304 km from Bundi, Kota which is located 32 km from Bundi, Udaipur which is located 219 km from Bundi, Jaipur which is located 165 km from Bundi, Ranthambore which is located 107 km from Bundi

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मनीष श्रीवास्तव

2 years ago
Money and time wasting with very high entry ticket rate managed by private not under Indian government. Most things is locked Never go there.. much more better places too spend your precious time and (Read More) money. I am telling as i visited many places in my life so i compared and found this result.

Pallavi Siddhanta

4 years 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 wil (Read More)l 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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