Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides
and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four
gateways. The Undiscovered Splendour 36-km from
Kota is a tiny picturesque town, Bundi, which is one of
the unexplored cities, with a rich historical wealth.
Once a part of Kota, it was ruled by the Hada Chauhans -
an off shoot of the famous Chauhan clan
who ruled Delhi
In 1193 AD, when Prithvi Raj Chauhan was defeated by
Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles sought
shelter in Mewar and became allies to the Rana while
other young warriors moved towards the Chambal Valley
and over powered the Meena and Bhil tribals - thus
establishing their own kingdom of Hadoti. Later, two
branches of Hadas formed two separate states of Kota and
Bundi, on either side of the River Chambal.
Interesting monuments including impressive medieval
forts, palaces, havelis, temples with beautiful stone
idols and 'chattris' with carved pillars, along with a
picturesque lake in the heart of the town, add to its
charm. Bundi is very famous for its intricate carvings
Prime Attractions of Bundi
Teej festival is celebrated all over the state with each
region having its own unique touch. Kajli Teej of Bundi
is different in several ways- while Teej is celebrated
on the third day of the month of Shravana, in Bundi it
is celebrated on the third day of the month of Bhadra.
This magnificent edifice is a fine example of the Rajput
architecture, housing some of the superb Bundi murals
Chhattar Mahal Or Palace Of Towers
A steep, paved carraife-way is the only way to reach the
monument. Of special interest in the palace is the 'Hazari
Pole' or 'Gate of the thousand', the Naubat Khana, the
Hathi Pole with its old water clock and the Diwaan-e-Aam.
A fascinating pavilion and a gallery of miniature murals
embellish the palace. Ellaborate colourful paintings on
the walls depict scenes from the 'Ragamala' and 'Raaslila'
- the Radha-Krishna story.
Eighty Four Pillared Cenotaph
An amazingly magnificent memorial with 84 pillars in a
single cenotaph along with a Shivlingam. It was erected
by Rao Anirudh
An ancient garden near the Shikar Burj with beautiful 'chhatri'
of the Kshar Bagh, an ancient garden for the Bundi
rulers and their queens - all examples of the town's
rich architecture. (Prior permission required for
Visible from the fort is the square artificial lake of
Nawal Sagar broken up by islets, a temple dedicated to
Varuna, the Aryan God of Water stands half-submerged in
the centre of the lake. The reflection of the entire
city and its palaces can be seen in the lake - making it
a unique attraction of Bundi.
The 20th century palace, with an artificial tank and
picturesque gardens. Presently, it is the residence of
the former ruler (Prior permission of Secretary is
required for a visit.)
It is 46 m deep stepped well with some superb carvings
on its pillars and a high arched gate built in 1699 AD
by Rani Nathavatji. This well is one of the largest of
Built by Rao Raja Ratan Singh, it is a very interesting
structure forming a stable for nine horses and a
HatiaPoi. (Prior permission required for visit.)
The royal hunting lodge set amidst the lush
surroundings. It is a favourite picnic spot.
A magnificent summer palace on the Sukh Sagar Lake amid
the lush surroundings of a beautiful garden. An
underground tunnel is believed to run from the Sukh
Mahal to the old palace.
Built in 1354 AD, the fort is one of the most impressive
forts of Rajasthan. Perched on a thickly wooded hill is
a marvellous white fort, with a huge reservoir, which
once supplied water to the palace.
Fairs & Festivals - Bundi
Kajli Teej (July/August): The celebrations of the
festival are different than the usual Teej festivities.
Unlike Teej, which is celebrated on the third day of the
month of Shravana, Kajli Teej is celebrated on the third
day of the month of Bhadra.
An exuberant procession of Teej in a decorated
palanquin, starts from the beautiful Naval Sagar and
culminates at the Azad Park.
Cultural performances by the local artists as well as by
artists from Hadoti region are pan of the celebrations.
Though the Teej procession is carried out for only two
days, the festivities continue till the eighth day,
finally ending on Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of