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Travel To Bundi, An Undiscovered Picturesque Destination In Rajasthan, And Discover Ornate Forts, Beautiful Palaces And Stepwell Reservoirs Called Baoris That Have Amazing Architecture.
An undiscovered town of historical splendour, Bundi has fairy tale like forts and palaces. Its history dates back to 1193 AD to the reign of Prithviraj Chauhan. Located near a narrow gorge, it is encircled by the Aravali mountain range on three sides. Bundi is also a princely town, like most others in Rajasthan. The town is surrounded by a massive wall with four gateposts at four corners.
Bundi finds mention in the works of Rudyard Kipling. To quote from Kipling’s Letters of Marque .... "Jeypore Palace may be called the Versailles of India; Udaipur's House of State is dwarfed by the hills round it and the spread of the Pichola Lake; Jodhpur's House of strife, gray towers on red rock, is the work of giants, but the Palace of Bundi, even in broad daylight, is such a palace as men build for themselves in uneasy dreams-- the work of goblins rather than of men."
The tourist attractions in Bundi include the Bundi Palace, Taragarh Fort or the Star Fort, Nawal Sagar, Nagar Sagar twin step wells and Dhabai Kund with predominantly Rajput architecture shining through the intricately carved brackets and pillars. There are also various excursions to be enjoyed in and around the town.
A hot favourite with the tourists is the Kajli Teej, a festival celebrated with gaiety on the onset of the monsoon. A palanquin carrying the Goddess Teej is carried through the streets. The celebrations coincide with the festival of Janamashtami, Lord Krishna's birthday.
Bundi is an important member of the Rajasthan school of miniature painting. The Bundi school of paintings tells tales of chivalry, valour, romance and sacrifice. It also has plenty of Mughal influence.
Bundi and Kota are twin cities, barely a short distance of 36 kilometres away that takes about 40 minutes of travel. Tourists can easily cover both at the same time, by making a base in one of the two places. Both Bundi and Kota have excellent quality of hotels available including heritage properties. Bundi and Kota are a part of the Hadoti circuit, so called as they were settlements of Hada rulers.
Shopping In Bundi
Retaining their age-old appearance, the bazaars of Bundi offer wonderful handicrafts. Bundi is famous for its cotton carpets, miniature paintings, wooden toys, lac bangles and colorful odhinis (shawls).
How To Reach
By Air: International Airport at Jaipur is the nearest airport located 220 km from Bundi.
By Rail: The railway station at Kota (36 km from Bundi) is well connected to the cities like Chittorgarh, Agra, Jaipur, Banaras and other major cities of India.
By Road: Bundi is well linked to Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and other main cities of the country by road.