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Bundi located in Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Bundi, named after Bunda Meena the tribal chief established by Rao Deva in 1241 A.D.main attracton of Bundi are Forts, Palaces, Havelis,Baori, Temples with beautiful stone idols and chattris with carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake. Bundi ruled by the Hada Chauhans - an offshoots of the famous Chauhan clan who ruled Delhi and Ajmer.

Bundi is a beautiful town and have importance in the History for Rajasthan. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Interesting monuments including impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelis, temples with beautiful stone idols and chattris with carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of the town, add to its charm. Bundi is very famous for its intricate carvings and murals.

History of Bundi


In 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles seeked shelter in Mewar and became allies to the Rana while other young warriors move towards the Chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribals-thus establishing their own kingdom of Hadoti. Later, two branches of Hadas formed two separates states of Kota and Bundi, on either side of the river Chambal. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways.

How to reach Bundi


Air
The nearest airport is the International Airport at Jaipur, which is 220 kms from Bundi.
Rail
The railway station at Bundi has rail connections between Bundi and other important cities like Kota, Agra, Chittogarh, Benaras, Jaipur and so on.
Road
Bundi is well connected by buses to Ajmer (5 hours), Kota (1 hour) and Jaipur(5hours).
Travel in Bundi
Cycle rickshaws and tongas are available for travel in Bundi.

Distance from Bundi to major cities
Cities Distance in KM
Bundi to New Delhi : 465
Bundi to Mumbai : 202
Bundi to Jaipur : 206
Bundi to Udaipur : 233
Bundi to Jodhpur : 368

Best time to visit Bundi
October to March.

Climate of Bundi
In Summer: 43 C (Max) - 35 C (Min)
In winter: 37.5 C (Max) - 5 C (Min)
Rainy Season: July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)

STD Code of Bundi
0747

Languages
Hindi, English and regional local language Rajasthani.

Festivals of Bundi
Bundi Utsav
Kajli Teej
Tejaji Fair (Dugar) Sept - Oct)
Keshav Rai Patan Fair (Oct- Nov)

Culture of Bundi
The best time to visit Bundi is between the months of October and February,
but one might also visit it in July-August, when the Kajli-teej festival is celebrated here.
 
 
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