Among all the places to visit in Rajasthan, Bundi deserves a special mention! A perfect sojourn for the travel bugs, historians, leisure seekers, backpackers, and other classes of visitors, this quaint city is known for its flashy palaces, glorious forts, stunning stepwells, and extremely rich history.
Previously known as ‘Bunda-Ka-Nal’, this historic city is said to be the capital of the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan. Located around 210km from the state’s capital Jaipur, Bundi originally belonged to the Mina and Bhil tribes. By the 12th century, this quaint city was overpowered by the Chauhan rulers, who prised Bundi from it local rulers and made it the capital of the Hadoti Kingdom.
Untouched by the modern atrocities, Bundi is a treasure trove for the visitors. Still flaunting its royal charm in the best possible ways, Bundi proves to be one such place that can be visited over and over. Visit this rustic city if you are yearning for some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
How To Reach Bundi
For the visitors planning a trip to Bundi, they can easily make it to their favourite holiday destination from major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ujjain, Indore, and others. They can board regular buses, or can also hire private vehicles to reach Bundi.
Kota serves as the nearest access point; Kota Railway Station is only 35km from Bundi. After reaching this railway station, visitors can either hire private taxis or take regular buses to reach Bundi.
Jaipur Airport can be used as the nearest airport to reach Bundi. Upon arrival at the airport, visitors can embark on an exciting road trip to reach Bundi.
Best Time To Visit Bundi
Summers in the Thar Desert can be extreme at times; it is definitely not the ideal time to plan for a Rajasthan tour to visit Bundi. For the visitors, who want to make the most of their Bundi trip, they should plan their visit either during the winter (November to February) or during the monsoon (June to September). Temperature during these two seasons remain much lower than the summer and also allows the visitors to enjoy an array of fun-frolic activities within their Rajasthan tour packages.
Stay Options In Bundi
Bundi hosts a number of heritage hotels along with the usual ones. One can also find tourist lodges and other government run guesthouses in Bundi.