Bundi will make you feel the difference in the air and weather, feel the touch of strong winds, feel the culturist pinch and enjoy the depth of Indian traditions. Bundi will not disappoint you even a bit if you are here to see the deep - rooted culture and tradition of the Rajasthani people Thank god, as you have chosen the best from the list.
The semi cultural aspectswere taken from the big cities and small tows amalgamated in one makes the truest shade of the kind of civilisation you will witness in this small town of the state Rajasthan.
Bundi is situated in the in the Hadotidistrict of Rajasthan state in north - west region of India. It is not as famous as Jaipur and Jodhpur situated in the same state. However, now the government has taken initiatives to popularise the hidden beauty in the land of colours and culture, to make people like the one reading this feel lucky to experience such a vast land stuffed with the deepest of cultures and historicity.
There is nothing in the world that gains glory overnight, it takes a lot of effort and hard work to reach the desired accomplishment. Such is the case with a town like Bundi as well. It had to go through different phases of both hell and heaven to reach a level that honourable chief minister of Rajasthan Mrs VasundharaRaje is promoting this ultimate land of beauty and traditions.
Bundi was a town that had been ruled by various categories of varied local tribes and among those tribes, the most popular among the Bundi people was Mena tribe. It is this community from where the name of Bundi was derived. The name of the Sardar (that is the king or head of a tribe) was Bunda Mena from where the former name of the city came.
The name of the city was ‘BundakaNal’, which meant “Narrow ways”, as the city is constructed in old- style and has narrow lanes. This tribe was successfully ruling the small town until in the year 1342, the king named Rao Deva Hada annexed the land from the tribe leader Jaita Mena and merged it into his empire without including the surrounding area of Hadolti (present day district), which was a land of Hada Rajput’s.
Bundi was under the SisodiaRajputs of the then region ofMewar and the Hada rulers were their vassals of the Mughal Empire until the year 1568 when the King Rao Surjan Singh had to go on knees in front of Akbar the great, when the area of Ranthambore fell from the Empire.
The small town of Bundi was also ruled by various kings of Rajput culture and was a land under the Mughal rule. The famous palace was a lovely architectural stature thatwas loved by the kings and was in the ode to annex it under their empire. Later the British East India Company came in the picture and the area was under their control, but it was a neglected land. However, the king at that time who has the power of that area was a friend of British Officers and his name was, Maharao Bahadur Singh, he was also a guest in the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Now Bundi is a part of free India and rests solely in the arms of the most loved state of the nation, Rajasthan.
Like any other city of Rajasthan, Bundi is also best suited to visit at the time of winters. As the winters of Rajasthan, faces chilly to pleasant temperatures and summers are hot and humid.
If you are planning a stay in Bundi do not worry, as there are several hotels, resorts and inns in the town to plan a stay and enjoy the cultural visit to the small town. There are several budget, semi- luxury and luxury hotels and resorts with different facilities like swimming pool, gym area, kid’s zone, spa sessions and more to attract the tourist to spend a night in the less travelled land.
Therefore, if you are tired visiting different places since morning, then these hotels will serve you the best to relax and get ready for the second day excursion tour.
Ideal Duration to spend this small town is minimum of 1 day and maximum as much as you want. It is a town with less hustle- bustle and people love to stay back for a day or two to calm themselves from a much hectic schedule of visiting the state.
Taragrah fort is also known as Star Fort and is the most impressive architectural excellencethe city has to offer. It was constructed in the year 1354 on the steep hilltop eying at the main city. The fort is also a habitat for three tanks;those are famous for never drying up. The techniques used at the time of medieval period were so advance and engineered that they are still a feeding stop for the city people to store water from these advance tanks of the past era still standing as a testament of the great works of then engineers.
Maharaja Bhao Singh Ji made this majestic palace, in the year 1645, in the later centuries of 16th and 17th this amazing palace was taken over by the kings named Rao Raja Chtrasal Singh and Rao Raja Umed Singh respectively.
It is one of the most loved attractions in the small town of Bundi. One can see a panoramic view of the Aravali hills and the small blue city of the eastern Rajasthan. When in this city it falls under the category of ‘must visit locations in Bundi’.
This is a place,which has a literary relevance. Asonce, the great writer Rudyard Kipling once stayed in its cream coloured royal complex and claims that it was great inspiration of his world famous novel named, Kim. People visit this place to know more about the inside beauty of the state Rajasthan.
Visit the coloured structures of the inside in a not so amazing looking building from outside. This is another loved attraction when you are sightseeing the town of Bundi. It is a palace near Taragarh fort and it has a historic relevance that can be known when you are roaming in the royal palace with your informative guide.
Also known as Queens’s stepwell. It is created in different palaces and areas of India, in recognition to the women of the palace. It is a step well where the women of royalties used to bath and spend some leisure time enhancing their beauty. Rani Nathavati Ji who was the wife of then ruler of the town, Anirudh Singh, constructed the place named Rani Ji kiBaori in the year 1699.
The Bundi Palace is located on the hillside parallel to the magnificentTaragarh Fort it is much popular for its majestic murals and beautiful frescoes. The Chitrashalawas also known as Picture Gallery is open for the general - public to visit and enjoy the history depicted in them. This is one of the most famous place that is visited by people.whilethey have started on a trip to the sightseeing of the unique Bundi town.
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