Bundi

Bundi is in eastern Rajasthan.

Understand

The population of Bundi is approximately 105,000 people. It was was named after a Meena Chieftain Bunda. Bundi is famous for its over 50 step wells, most of which have not been maintained since the central water system was introduced, as well as the miniature paintings from the "Bundi School".

Famous visitors to Bundi include Rudyard Kipling (writer of The Jungle Book), Rabindra Nath Tagore, Virginia Fass, and film maker Satyajit Ray.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airports are in Jaipur and Udaipur.

By car

Bundi is well connected by road to cities such as Delhi (475km), Jaipur (215km), Udaipur (270km), Chittorgarh (150km), Ajmer (175km), Kota (40km), Sawai Madhopur/Ranthambore (120km), and Agra (400km).

By bus

Buses operate between Bundi and the major cities in Rajasthan. However, for long distances, the train is recommended as it is faster and more comfortable. Buses operate regularly between Bundi and Kota, which has more train connections than Bundi.

By train

Direct trains are available between Bundi and Delhi (8 hours overnight, ₹315-1,915), Sawai Madhopur (2.5 hours, ₹170-1,230), Udaipur (5.5 hours, ₹210-1,230), Chittorgarh (2.5 hours, ₹170-1,230), and Kota (1 hour, ₹140-690).

Get around

By foot

Most of Bundi is very accessible by walking.

By auto-rickshaw / tuk-tuk

The only mode of public transportation is the auto rickshaw. Auto rickshaw charges are ₹30-50 within city and ₹100 to the railway station.

By bicycle or motorbike

Bicycle and motorbike (₹300/day) rental is available.

See

The Raniji ki Baori stepwell

Step wells

Step wells, or baori in Hindi, were the only method of obtaining and storing water in this part of India. While there are over 50 step wells, almost all have fallen into disrepair and/or are not worth visiting. However, the Rani Ki Ji Baori (Queen's Step Well) is a must-see.

Forts and palaces

Memorial pavilions (Chhatri)

Lakes

Do

Wildlife safaris

Buy

Eat

In addition to the restaurants below, most hotels in Bundi have restaurants.

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Go next

Bundi is well connected by road to cities such as Delhi (475km), Jaipur (215km), Udaipur (270km), Chittorgarh (150km), Ajmer (175km), Kota (40km), Sawai Madhopur/Ranthambore (120km), and Agra (400km).


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