A tourism place that captures every kid's idea of a perfect desert, Bundi is like nowhere else in Rajasthan. Located in the south-eastern region in a narrow valley within the Aravalli Hills like a small oasis, Bundi is also known as the blue city of Eastern Rajasthan. It is mainly famous for its tourist attractions like mansions, forts, paintings, step wells, and palaces. All these places together make Bundi a perfect travel destination in Rajasthan. Such charming is the silhouette of the city that one can see its mention in literary and cinematic works of many veteran authors and filmmakers, like Rudyard Kipling in 'Kim' novel, Rabindranath Tagore in 'False Fort' (Nakalgarh Poem), and Satyajit Ray in his movie 'Sonar Kella.'
Bundi was the capital of a major princely state during the heyday of the Rajputs. History has it that the region around Bundi was earlier occupied by the Mina and Bhil tribes. And that's the reason why the area was named after a popular Mina Man called Bunda Meena. Initially, Bundi was known as "Bunda-Ka-Nal," nal meaning narrow passage between the rugged hills. In 1264, Prince Jait Singh captured Kota and made it a part of Bundi. In 1342, the region was taken over by Jaita Meena, and established a princely state, Bundi and rename the surrounded area, Hadoti. From late 16th century onwards, people of Bundi started showing their loyalty towards Mughal, but it maintained its status until incorporated into the state of Rajasthan after 1947. Colossal in size and enormous in beauty, Bundi is a captivating town, which is surrounded by Aravalli ranges and lined with Brahmin-blue houses, lakes, hills, bazaars and a temple at every turn. Landscapes of Bundi are dominated by many forts and the grandest amidst all of them is the Taragarh Fort, the best place to witness the grand legacy of Rajputs. Tucked in the narrow valley of Bundi, close to the Taragarh Fort, is the Bundi Fort. It has huge walls that outline the crest of the hills. While enjoying the cityscape from Bundi Fort, one would notice miles of meadows till the haze purple hills, and its showdown in the Jait-SagarLake.
A 4-kilometer long lake, Jai Sagar Lake is aptly named after the Sukh-Mahal, which teeters on its edge. After picturing so much greenery, lakes, scattered edifices of Rajput architecture and colourful Rajasthani architectures, it's hard to believe that the fiery that desert is right next door. Another rarest contributions of royal families is Chaurasi1-Khambon-ki-Chhatri, an 84-pillar cenotaph. This sightseeing place was constructed in 1683 by the Maharaja of Bundi, Rao Raja Anirudh in memory of his nurse, Deva, under whose love and guidance the prince grew up. Courtsey Bundi Tourism, the place is well maintained and gathers a good crowd. Think Bundi and the first thought that clicks the mind is Bundi Paintings, a style of Rajasthani paintings that was started in the 17th century. People of Bundi takes their festival celebration was too seriously. So as to preserves their cultures and traditions, they celebrate their festival with great pomp and show, especially the Kajali Teej and Gangaur Festival. Plan the Bundi tour around these festival celebrations to witness the city at its best. Right from miniature paintings to 46 m long steep walls, this city fascinates every tourist. Bundi is like an undiscovered green emerald in the fold of Aravalli hills. If a trip to Bundi in on the cards then Tour My India travel guide can be the passport to most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and hidden discoveries that await tourists.
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