Geography of Bundi
Fortified by the hills of the Aravalli range on three sides, the majestic city of Bundi lies distinctly in the state of Rajasthan. It is situated 35Km from Kota, of which it used to be an integral part, and some 210 Km from the state capital Jaipur. A part of the Hadoti region of Rajasthan, which also includes Baran, Jhalawar, and Kota, it is a jewel in the crown of the state with its mighty forts, palaces and baoris, which are step-well reservoirs. The step-wells ensured that the city never faced a drought due to water fluctuations in this part of India and are also of architectural significance. The Indargarh stepwell is known for its pristine beauty and is a tourist hot spot especially during the rainy season, when its beauty becomes ethereal with crystal clear water falling down.
The geographical coordinates of Bundi are estimated to be 25°26'30" north latitude and 75°38'30" east longitude. The city is located at a considerable elevation of roughly 268 meters above sea level. The city also has a narrow gorge in the vicinity. It is also encircled by a wall which has four gateways to enter the city, asserting its defensive strategies since the olden times.
The area under irrigation is 2273.68 sq. Km. which amounts to approximately 41% of the total geographical area. Main sources of irrigation in the city are canals, wells and tanks, with canals being the most important. The district also has proximity of rivers like Chambal, Mangli, Mej etc.