city is about 36 km from Kota which was ruled by the Hada Chauhans, a part
of Chauhan clan. It is surrounded by the Aravali hills on three sides &
by a massive wall on the other with four entrances.
In 1193 AD when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Mohammed Ghori, some
Chauhan warriors moved towards the Chambal Valley and established their own
kingdom of Hadoti which later devided & became two separate states known
as Kota & Bundi.
English, Hindi, Rajasthani & Marwari are the common languages spoken
The climate of Bundi is tropical. In summer maximum temperature goes up to
43 degrees C & in winter the minimum temperature is arround 5 degrees C.
The best time to visit the city is from August to February.
Attractions in Bundi
There are several tourist destinations near the town. Bundi is famous for
its forts, palaces, temples, ancient rock paintings & beautiful lakes.
Taragarh Fort (Star Fort) : This marvellous white fort
was built in 1354 AD & is situated on a steep hill. This offers
wonderful views of the town & the countryside especially during the
Bundi Palace :
palace has now been converted into a museum & is a wonderful example of
Rajput style architecture.
Chhattar Mahal (The Palace of Towers) :
This is another
beautiful monument to visit. This has a number of interesting things like
Hazari Pol, Hathi Pol, water clock and Diwan-e-Aam which attract tourists.
Nawal Sagar :
This artificial lake provides a reflection
of the entire city & palaces which makes it a unique attraction to
Sukh Mahal :
This is a magnificient summer palace built
on the Sukh Sagar Lake & is surrounded by beautiful gardens which offers
How to get there
Bundi is well connected by Rail & Road network.
Bundi does not have an airport on its own. The
nearest airport is at Jaipur which is 206 km away.
It has a railway station which connects it with
Agra & Kota.
It is well connected with the major cities of
Rajasthan by excellent road networks.