small rustic town of Bundi was the capital one the erstwhile
princely states of Rajasthan. It is known for its palaces,
baolis (step wells) and water tanks. The monuments and their
architecture reflect the splendor of the local Rajput chiefs.
The walls of the glory of its rulers. The walls of palaces at
Bundi are decorated with life-size frescoes depicting the
glory of its rulers.
Bundi is located
in the southern part of Rajasthan, situated at 25°27’N and
75°39’E, about 206 km from Jaipur and 36 km from Kota.
The town is said
to have been named after Bunda, a mina chieftain, the
grandfather of Jatia, from whom Rao Dewa wrested Bundi in
about 1342 A.D. one of the most picturesque towns in
Rajasthan, it is situated along a narrow gorge in the hills
and is enclosed by walled fortification with four gateways-the
Bhairon gate on the west, the Chaogam gate on the south, the
Patan Pol the east and the Shukl Baori gate on the north. New
buildings have sprung up outside the gates.
In 1193 A.D.
when Prithvi Raj Chauhan WAS defeated by Sultan Mohammed
Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles seeked shelter in Mewar and
became allies to the Rana while other young warriors moved to
wards the chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil
tribals thus establishing their own kingdom of Hadoti Later,
two branches of Hadas formed two separate states of Kota and
Bundi, on either side of the river chambal.
monuments including impressive medieval forts, palaces,
havelis, temples with beautiful stone idools and chattris with
carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of
the town, add to its charm. Bundi is very famous for its
intricate carvings and murals.
August to February
Hindi, English, Rajasthani.
Jaipur 215 km.,Kota 35km.
PALACES OF INTEREST
How to reach :
Jaipur 206 km.
is the nearest airport.
station 5 km., Kota 36 km. is the
convenient rail head.
connections link Bundi with important
Office : Tourist
office , circuit house campus,
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