Rajasthan will never cease to astonish you. Whether it is the savoury food or the stupendous momuments or just the vibrant colors of the place.
I have been to few of the well-known cities of Rajasthan in the last few years since I first visited Udaipur 7-8 years back with my family. Since then I have visted Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Ajmer and Jaipur. Jaisalmer and Bikaner and still in my go-to list and I am waiting.
Early this year just before Holi, One of my friends told me about Bundi in Rajasthan (I never heard or read about by then) I checked the place out and I was really suprised that I was uninformed about this little temple village.
We took a couple of days off and we were on the way to Bundi . I love the small Indian towns far from the metros where we can just walk around and feel the essence of our culture.
How to reach Bundi : Very few direct trains are available to this village. The closest town is Kota which is close to 40 kms. So we can get down in Kota by Bus or train and then either take a private Taxi or find a local bus to Bundi.
We booked a room at the Hotel Haveli Taragarh Palace which was a clean and decent choice in the heart of Bundi and very close to the Fort.
Our first escapade after we reached the village was the Stepwell Raniji ki Baori that looked very astonishing and intriguing. It was a very exciting opportunity to explore as there were very few visitors at the step well. It is defnitely one of the most beautiful step wells I have ever visited. I have been to Rani ki Vav which is a Unesco Heritage site, that’s a grand one but this is really beautiful.
The fort is an stunning depiction of art and architectute. The paintings on the wall will leave you spellbound. I suck at taking good pictures or I was completely captivated in its beauty that I have no good pictures of the place.
A couple of hours at the Fort and Step well were satisfactory for me. However if you have more time you can go around the Bundi Market for shopping. There isnt anything must to shop here, as cities like Jaipur or Udaipur will give you better shopping options.
Cover Picture Credit @Instabundi