Bundi Travel InformationWeather
In Summer: 43 C (Max) - 35 C (Min)
In winter: 37.5 C (Max) - 5 C (Min)
Best time to come: Sep to March
Fair & Festivals
Kajli Teej :
The onset of the monsoon is celebrated in Bundi, where it is observed on the third day of the month of bhadra. Apalanquin bearing the goddess teej is carried through the streets.The celebrations merge with the festival of Janamashtami ,Krishna's birthday.
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.
General Travel Information
Jaipur Flight Schedule
Nearest airport is Jaipur.
Bundi is approchable by road from Kota (40 km), jaipur(206) and many other cities.
train links are from Kota, Agra and many other cities.
Cycle - rickshaw and tongas are available.
Places to see
Taragarh 'The Star Fort'
Perched on a thickly wooded hill is a marvelous white fort with a huge reservoir which once supplied water to the palace. Built in 1354 AD the fort is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan.
This magnificent edfice is a fine example of the Rajput architecture, housing some of the superb Bundi murals.
A magnificent summer palace on the Sukh Sagar Lake amid the lush surroundings of a beautiful garden. An underground tunnel is believed to run from the Sukh Mahal to the old palace.
Menal (48 km)
The Menal river runs over a bed of granite slabs and plunges into cavernous 122 metres deep gorge.On the other side of the broken wall is the temple complex with fascinating carvings on the walls of the shrine that depicts various Hindu deities. It is located on the Chittaurgarh - Bundi road.
Built by Rao Raja Ratan Singh, it is a very interesting structure forming a stable for nine horses and a Hatia Pol. (Prior permission required for visit.)
Visible from the fort is the square artificial lake of Nawal Sagar,broken up by islets. A temple dedicated to Varuna, the Aryan god of water,stands half submerged in the centre of the lake. The reflection of the entire city and its palaces can be seen in the lake - making it a unique attraction of Bundi.
It is 46 m. deep stepped dwell with some superb carvings on its pillars and a high arched gate built in 1699 A.D. by Rani Nathavatji. This well is one of the largest of its kind.
Phool Sagar Palace
The 20th century palace with an artificial tank and picturesque gardens. Presently, it is the residence of the former ruler (Prior permission of Secretary is required for a visit.)
The royal hunting lodge set amidst thel lush surroundings. It is a favorite picnic spot.
An ancient garden near the Shika Burj with beautiful chhatris of the Bundi rulers and their queens all examples of the town’s rich architecture. (Prior permission required for visit.)
Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph
An amazingly magnificent memorial with 84 pillars in a single cenotaph along with a Shiva lingam. It was erected by Rao Anirudh.
Jait Sagar Lake(3 km)
A picturesque lake cradled in the hills, built by Jaita Meena. The swirling fountain at night a visual delight.
Rameshwaram (20 km)
The cave temple of Lord Shiva surrounded by the Aravalli ranges. An ideal picnic spot as well.
Keshavraipatan (45 km)
It is an ancient city famous for the temple of Keshavraiji(Vishnu). The architecture and sculpture at this temple is unique. It was constructed in the year 1601 A.D. by Maharaja Shartusal of Bundi. A famous Jain Temple is also there.
Ramgarh (45 km)
The Ramgarh Sanctuary is located on the Nainwa road. One needs to take permission of the State Forest Department prior to a visit to the sanctuary.
Bijolia (50 km)
An ancient fort and the city of Bijolia is situated on the Bundi- Chittaurgarh road. A high paved courtyard on the side of the fort has a large temple of Lord Shiva in its centre with a fine image of Lord Ganesha standing as a guardian at the entrance. A carved archway leads to the temple.
Talwas (53 km)
A magnificent for built by the ruler Ajit Singh. A temple of Dhooleshwar Mahadev and a picturesque waterfall adjoining the fort are worth a visit. The beautiful Ratna Sagar Lake is close by and is a haven for fauna like bear and deer during the monsoon.
Dugari (65 km)
Remnants of ancient wall paintings can be seen in the Ram Mandir within the imposing fort of Dugari.
Indragarh (77 km)
The Indragarh Fort and the nearby palaces are famous for the temples of Mother Goddess Kali and Kamleshwar. The Palace is also famous for wall paintings.