Covered in this Article :
Fast facts, Bundi - Introduction, Tourist
Places, Transportation, Accomodation, Tour Packages.
Rajasthan South East
Jaipur 206 kms, South
Taragarh Fort, the Palace, Baoris, Sukh
Best Time To Visit :
October - March
Bundi is a small town located in the South East of Rajasthan. It stands on
the foothills of a hill and is surrounded by the primordial Aravalli Hills.
The region was inhabited by a tribe called Meena and the place got its named
after the chieftain Bunda Meena. The region encompassing Bundi and around
was called Hadoti and used to be a seat of Chauhans. The region over
centuries got split, giving rise to two more other towns Kota and Jhalawar.
The place with its unique Baoris (stepwells or water reservoirs), forts,
palaces and a charming lake has caught tourist attention since long.
Tourist Attractions of Bundi
There are pretty many places that are crowd pullers in Bundi. Some of the
best tourist places located in Bundi are provided below :
The fort perched on a small hill is a massive one and offers a
spectacular view of the city. Taragarh Fort, built somewhere near 1354 A.D
still holds its magnificence. At the fotthills are located water reservoir
and a lake. The fort holds the largest battlements called Bhim Burj, where
on stands a very famous cannon. One can see the distant hills from here and
more exciting are the sun set views.
Bundi Palace :
Bundi Palace is situated on the foot of one
side of the fort. The palace, built around 15th and 16th century, is famous
for its architecture and beautiful mural painted on the interior walls. The
entrance are marked by elephant sculptures that stand as guards at the
gates. There rae courtyards and Hall of Public Audience. The palace looks
beautiful at night.
Baoris and tanks :
Bundi is famous for its baoris or
stepwells. These stepwells were the primary means of storing and
distributing the water in the region. There are about 50 baoris provided at
Bundi. However, the modern systems have rendered them useless and most of
them are now dry. The prominent among these baoris include Raniji Ki Baori,
Nawal Sagar and Nagar Sagar Kund. Raniji Ki Baori was built towards the end
of the 17th century. The stepwell is 46 metres deep. There is a temple
dedicated to Lord Varuna, submerged in the water and reached by a boat.
Nawal Sagar, a frequently visited place, is a large square artificial lake
that is broken into many small islets.
Sukh Mahal :
Sukh Mahal is a beautiful palace located on
the banks of a lake, Sukh Sagar. The palace, nowadays exists as an
Irrigation Rest House. There is a cenotaph on top of a two storey structure
in the centre.
How To Reach
By Air :
Air travel is a little hectic and not convenient
way of accessing the place. The nearest airport, at Jaipur, is about 209 kms
By Train :
There is a railway station that regularly
provides services to the cities of Agra, Chittaurgarh and Kota. From Kota
one can avail the opportunity as it is further connected to many cities and
By Bus :
Long distance buses for the city are available
from Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaipur. You can travel from
any of the destinations.
Places Where You Can Stay
Bundi sees a lot of budget and cheap hotels providing the accommodation
facilities. There is a real dearth of five star hotels at Bundi. Some of the
places worth checking at Bundi include : Royal Retreat, Bundi Tourist
Palace, Haveli Braj Bhushanjee, Diamond Hotel, Ishwari Niwas.
Bundi Tour Packages
Features : The tour begins
from the city of Jaipur and gives you the best wildlife destinations in
Rajasthan state. You will get a complete day to explore the Kota town.
Sight-seeing trips will be organized and the tour will also provide a
trip for Agra city and finally conclude at Delhi. An exciting tour