km from Kota is a tiny picturesque town, Bundi. One of the unexplored
cities with a rich historical wealth. Once a part of Kota, it
was ruled by the Hada Chauhans - an offshoot of the famous Chauhan
clan who ruled Delhi and Ajmer.
In 1193 A.D. when Prithvi Raj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed
Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles seeked shelter in Mewar and became
allies to the Rana while other young warriors moved towards the
Chambal valley and overpowered 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.
Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides and is
circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways.
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 and murals.
: 5628 sq. km.
: 515 meters
: Max. Min.
43.0° C 35.0° C
: 30.7° C 5.0° C
: 75 cms.
: English, Hindi, Rajasthani
Town Painting of Bundi