Rudyard Kipling spent quite some time holed up in Bundi writing one of his popular novels. A trip to Bundi will help you understand why. This charming town is an amalgamation of hillocks, lakes, blue houses, temples, bazaars and narrow winding streets. The Bundi Palace is delightful complex of intricate smaller mahals.
The Mina and Bhil tribes lost Bundi to the Hadoti Chauhans in the 12th century and the Mughals were more bothered about Kota, thus Bundi was allowed to walk through history at its own pace. Today, it is a quaint town, easily navigable on foot, and one can stroll up the palace complex from the main bazaar.
An August/September visit will allow you to witness the exuberant Kajli Teej Festival, that celebrates the oncoming monsoon. This is when Bundi is lit up with fireworks and cultural performances. A great time to witness Bundi in all its splendour.
Southern Rajasthan travellers usually make their way to Udaipur and stay there. If you’re in for a more traditional Rajasthani experience, Bundi is the place to be.
If you’re worrying about how to reach Bundi, let us help you out. The town is well connected to the main cities in Rajasthan and getting there is no trouble at all.