Bundi is beautiful with the ancient havelis and picturesque locations. Bundi has become a leading tourism destination in Rajasthan for its desolate look. The serenity, the vast stretches of Thar desert and the Oriental feel are popularizing tourists. The small winding lanes, markets and the intricate paintings are just fascinating.
Location of Bundi
Bundi is located in Bundi District, which is situated about 35 kilometers from Kota in Kota District of Rajasthan. Bundi is reachable by railways from Jaipur (201 km) and Jodhpur.
History of Bundi
Bundi was founded by Rao Deva Hada, who established it as the capital city of Hadoti kingdom. These Rajputs belonged to the empire of Prithviraj Chauhan in ancient era. They took shelter in Mewar and became the allies of the Rana. Some of them moved on and established separate kingdoms. The founder of Bundi belonged to one of these clans. However Bundi was one of those kingdoms that had good relations with the Mughal Dynasty. The Rajput rulers from Bundi were part of the Mughal kingdom and they had won many battles for the Mughal rulers. Bundi was named after a Meena tribal chieftain Bunda. In early era, Bundi was inhabited by many tribes of Rajasthan. Bundi was previously known as "Bunda-Ka-Nal".
Geography of Bundi
Bundi is positioned at about 25.44 degree north to 75.64 degree east. The average elevation of this city is about 268 meters from the sea level. This city is bounded by Aravalli Mountain Range.
Demography of Bundi
According to the Population Census 2011, Bundi has a population of about 88, 312. The males constitute 53 percent and the females constitute 47 percent. The average literacy rate of Bundi is 67 percent.
Culture of Bundi
Bundi shares the cultural elegance with Rajasthan. Bundi Festival is one of the major festivals in this city. Other than Bundi festival, this city in Rajasthan also celebrates Diwali.
Tourism in Bundi
Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, Raniji ki Baori, Nawal Sagar, Dabhai Kund, Sukh Mahal, Jait Sagar Lake, Phool Sagar, Kshar Bagh, Raniji ki Baori, Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri and Bundi Fort are the popular monuments here. Rajeshwar Temple, Bijolia and Menal are the places of interests in Bundi.
Bundi is well connected with the other cities of Rajasthan. Cars on hire are available from almost all the cities to arrive. The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport. Bundi Railway Station is about 5 km from the main city.