About Bundi

Bundi is a city located in the state of Rajasthan and like every other city in the state, this too is dotted with a number of palaces and forts. Bundi takes proud in it's rich history which is full tales of bravery and sacrifice.

Located at a height of 268m above the sea level, Bundi is home to around 104,457 people. This city is surrounded by hills on the 3 sides, making it a picturesque location. Its location, combined with the historical architectures, make the city an important part of the state’s tourism map.

About Bundi

History of Bundi

The area around the current Bundi is said to be once inhabited by various local tribes. The name Bundi is believed to be derived from one of the tribal heads named Bunda Meena. For some time, Bundi was also known as Bunda Ka Nal, which means narrow ways. in the 14th century, Bundi was taken over by Rao Deva Hada and the surrounding placed were named Hadoti – The Land of Hada Rajputs after him.

Geography of Bundi

Bundi is situated at a distance of 35 kms from the famous city of Kota and at a distance of 210 kms from the State capital of Jaipur. This city is located on a height of 268 m from the sea level and is surrounded by the Arravalli hills on 3 sides. This city is a natural fort and a huge wall encircles the city to protect it.

The USP of Bundi

Stepwells Bundi

One very unique feature of the Bundi city is its Step Wells. These structures were created by the ancient civilizations where several people can easily go down to fetch water and could also do their chores on the mini ghats (platform). These wells are enormous in size and deep as well, being the only source of water of the city. Step wells are also considered to be the earliest form of rain water harvesting, where their depth played the way to collect rain. Bundi has 50 stepwells, of which, a few are in very good condition. Today, some of them are used as garbage dumps despite of their historic importance.

Culture in Bundi

Bundi is a city of Rajputs and they practice their traditions to the hilt. The people here are very warm and humble hosts. They love their culture and practice it in style. People of Bundi love music and incorporate it in their every day schedules. They have songs for almost every occasion and celebration. Painting is also an important of the Bundi culture. Bundi Paintings is a hot topic of conversations amongst the tourists and most of them take home at least one of them.

Food Culture in Bundi

The food culture in Bundi is very diverse and rich like any other Rajasthani cities. The people like to cook multiple dishes for a single meal. A lot of time is spent in kitchen to make food times yummy and healthy. The food here is mainly vegetarian and consists of almost all the traditions Rajasthani recipes.

The hotels and restaurants here cater to all classes and tastes. Bundi being a tourist spot sees a number of national and international tourists. The eateries here cater to all the taste buds. From typical Rajasthani Thali to Italian pasta, one can easily find it all here.

Markets in Bundi

Markets in Bundi are always full of tourists. The economy of the city depends largely on tourism and hence Rajasthan tourism has ensured that everyone who comes to the city has to shop here. The main shopping attractions of Bundi are wooden toys, carpets, miniature dolls, stone statues and bangles made of lac. The main markets of Bundi are Chaoumukh Bazar, Sadar Bazar and Ragesthan.

Tourist Attractions in Bundi

Bundi, like all other Rajasthani cities is full of palaces, forts and other places of tourist interests, some of them are; Bundi Palace, Taragarh Fort, Nawal Sagar, Nagar Sagar, Dabhai Kund, Sukh Mahal, Kshar Sagar, Jait Sagar Lake, Phool Sagar, Chaurasi khambo ki Chatri and more.

Fast Facts on Bundi

State: Rajasthan
District: Bundi
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi and English
Best Season: October to March
Weather: Bundi has a dry desert climate throughout the year
Altitude: 268m (879ft)
STD Code: 0747
Pin code: 323001 (Varies upon the region)
(Click here to know about the Pin Codes of various localities in Bundi)

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