BUNDI- THE CITY OF STEPWELLS
‘Jaipur Palace may be called the Versailles of India … Jodhpur’s House of strife, gray towers on red rock, is the work of giants, but the Palace of Bundi, even in broad daylight, is such a palace as men build for themselves in uneasy dreams – the work of goblins rather than of men.’
- Said by Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling ( popularly believed that he penned part of his famous novel ‘Kim’ in Bundi.)
Bundi is a magnificent town located around 36 kilometres from Kota. Famous for it's palaces and forts, the place has a fairy tale quality about it. Bundi’s charm lies in its location –surrounded by orchards of orange, guava, pomegranate and mango trees, flanked by the Aravalli range and rivers and lined by fields of cotton, barley and wheat. Situated far from the crowds, it is the simple rural folk that lend Bundi its allure.
How To Reach ?
From Jaipur, we took a bus for Bundi.
It takes around 4.5 hours to reach.
4 h 39 min (255.3 km) via MDR 1 and NH52