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The 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 2527N and 7539E, 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. 

Intresting 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.

      

Population         :

 

Altitude :

515 mts.

Best season :

August to February

Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani.

Access : Jaipur 215 km.,Kota 35km.        


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • Taragarh Fort

  • The Palace

  • Nawal Sagar

  • Rani ji Baori

  •  Jait Saga

  • Sukh Mahal

  • Shikar Burj

  • Keshar Bagh  (Kshar Bagh)

  • Phool Sagar

  • Chowrasi-Khambon-ki-chhatri

  • Sun Dome

SITES NEARBY

  • Rameshwaram (20 km.)

  •  Keshavraipatan (45)

  • Ramgarh (45 km)

  • Talwas (53 km.)

  • Dugari (65 km.)

  • Indargarh (77 km.)

How to reach :

Air              :        Jaipur 206 km. is the nearest airport.

Rail            :        Bundi railwy station 5 km., Kota 36 km. is the

                             convenient rail head.

Road          :        Good road connections link Bundi with important

                             palaces around.

 Tourist Office    :  Tourist office , circuit house campus,

                                      Tel. 22697

 

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