Rajasthan is a treasure trove when it comes to tourism. There are various places that you can explore when you take a tour around the entire state. In almost every corner will you find an interesting place worth exploring! If you are heading out to the Hadoti region in the south-eastern corner of the state, then the perfect city that you must visit is Bundi. It is one of the many popular tourist destinations of this place and it is famous for its step wells. Bundi is located very near to Kota and is separated from Jaipur by just a distance of 210kms.
The past of this city
Like every other city in this state, Bundi too has its own story to tell. It was originally the place where a lot of indigenous people from Rajasthan lived. They were divided into many tribal groups, and one such group which held sway over this region was the PariharMeena. They had a king named Bunda, and it was after him that this region was called Bunda-ka-naal. Naal in the local language meant narrow ways, and this name is rather suitable for this place since the old region had various narrow alleys and pathways, some of which are even found in the city today. This region passed many hands before it finally emerged as the flourishing city of Bundi. Bundi and Kota were named as two states on two banks of the Chambal, and after independence in 1947, both these two states were assigned the status of cities within the state of Rajasthan.
Things to visit in Bundi
There are a lot of things to visit and explore in this small city. Let us take a look at some of the most famous and must visit places in Bundi:
The Taragarh Fort: Just like any other city of Rajasthan, Bundi too has its fair share of forts. Of them, the Taragarh Fort happens to be one of the top tourist spots. It was built in 1354 and a fascinating part of this structure is the brilliant view that it offers of the entire city of Kota. This fort is a brilliant example of Rajput architecture.
The Bundi Palace: If you are interested in murals and the indigenous form of art of this region, then the perfect place for you to visit would be the Bundi Palace, which is located just beside the Taragarh Fort.
The NawalSagar Lake: If you want to spend some quiet time by the waters, then this would be a nice tourist spot.
Apart from these, you can also visit the DabhaiKund, the Sukh Mahal, the main Bazar area and many more.
Places located near to Bundi
There are various places to visit that are located very near to Bundi. One of the most popular tourist destination-Kota is located just a few kilometres away. Ramgarh, Bijolia and Jhalawar are also located nearby. If you want to take the road for a long drive, then you can visit the capital Jaipur which is 210kms away.
Bundi is one of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan, which is definitely worth a visit. So, make sure you have a couple of days’ for Bundi in your Rajasthan travel plan!