Settled near a narrow gorge surrounded on three sides by hills of the Aravalli ranges, Bundi is one of the historical and cultural treasures of Rajasthan. The 12th century town is situated in the Hadoti region of the royal state. The town is known for glorious medieval forts, temples, havelis and magnificent palaces. Majorly inhabited by Parihar Meenas in the ancient times, Bundi was previously named as Bunda-Ka-Nal which means ‘Narrow ways’. As per the name, the structure of the city has been incorporated with narrow lanes and surroundings. Apart from the magnificent forts and palaces, the land of Bundi is gifted with the bounty of nature. Its scenic beauty is so magnetic that it has inspired great authors and artists like Rabindranath Tagore and Rudyard Kipling to use it as their muse.
Taragarh Fort is ranked among the best forts in the country. The marvelous architecture and skill of craftsmen have enlivened these ancient structures. Bundi is best known for its step wells. Known as Baoris in the local language, this was the only source of water for the people of the region. There are more than 50 step wells in the region, but only a handful have been maintained. The step wells boast of exquisite beauty and architectural excellence.
Different from the touristy cities, Bundi retains like a magical atmosphere of centuries past. The paintings at Chitrashala are till date counted among the finest art specimens of the world. Rajput architecture and lifestyle is still present in every nook and corner of the city. Bundi Festival is the most popular celebration of the town, a spectacular culmination of traditional art, culture and crafts. Indulge in fine concoction of desert life and a glimpse of colorful culture with Bundi Travel Guide.