The town of Bundi is situated 35 km from Kota and 210 km from Jaipur. It is located at 25.44°N 75.64°E and an average elevation of 268 metres (879 feet). The city lies near a narrow gorge, and is surrounded on three sides by hills of the Aravalli Ranges. A substantial wall with four gateways encircles the city. It is served by Bundi railway station on Kota-Chittorgarh rail line. The town of Indragarh and nearby places are famous for the renowned temples of Bijasan Mata and Kamleshwar. The Indargarh step well is considered as one of the most attractive places in the Bundi district, especially during the rainy season.
The Taragarh Fort, or “Star Fort” is the most impressive of the city’s structures. It was constructed in AD 1354 upon the top of steep hillside overlooking the city. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the Bhim Burj, on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or “Thunder from the Womb”. The Bundi Palace is situated on the hillside adjacent to the Fort and is notable for its lavish traditional murals and frescoes. The largest of Bundi’s step wells is the intricately carved Raniji Ki Baori. Some 46 m deep, it was built in 1699 by Rani Nathavatji. Other attractions are the Nawal Sagar artificial lake, Dabhai Kund and Sukh Mahal which is a cream coloured palace on the banks of a waterbody. Rudyard Kipling stayed there and claimed that the palace inspired his masterpiece, Kim.
Bundi is barely 50 kms away from another lovely city called Kota which is famous for the Kota sarees, a very unique art of weaving cotton and silks. The village Kaithun is the original centre of the Kota weavers. These cotton sarees woven like an intricate mesh are the best way to beat the Rajasthan heat. Do take away some of the fine quality of Kota weaves from here.
Bundi is also a home to superior quality Basmati Rice cultivators. The rice from these fields is very aromatic and has long grain.