'Picturesque, enchanting and magnificent’ these would be just some superlative that compliment the lingering medieval flavour that Bundi in Hadauti region holds. If you wish to relive the splendor, then none can match the tranquil, picturesque and untouched pristine glory that Bundi holds. The entrancing land of palaces, stunning stepwells or baoris and miniature paintings same frozen in time. Bundi, also claims stake on the foundations of an authentic school of miniature painting.
The history of Bundi dates back to 1193 A.D when Prithviraj Chauhan lost out to Mohammed Gauri. Following that few Chauhan nobles fled to certain locations in the Chambal valley, where they overpowered the Meena and Bheel tribes. However, in the 12th century A.D Bundi came under the dominance of the Chauhans and reached its highest glory in medieval times. A little later the two camps in the Hada sect established independent states of Bundi and Kota on either side of the Chambal River. After independence, Bundi was incorporated in to the state of Rajasthan.
Bundi is Said to have derived its name from the tribal chifthain’s name-Bunda Meena, hailing from the meena tribe that dominated the region. In the 12th century A.D Hada Rao Deva conquered this territory and founded Bundi state and Hodoti.
In the south-east of Rajasthan, Bundi lies between 24°59'11"& 25°53'11" north latitude and 750 91'30" & 76°19'30" east longitudes. It is bounded in the north by Tonk district, and in the south by Chittaurgarh district. The river Chambal forms the south-eastern boundaries and separates Bundi from Kota. A double line of hills (Vindhyan rocks) running through the district in the north-east and south-west directions. It is varying in height between 300 and 1,793 feet above sea level. Almost all the rivers here flow in the south-eastern region. Bundi forests abound in a variety of flora-fauna.
The temperature during summer ranges between 42-45 Degree Celsius in Bundi. In monsoon average rainfall is 650-750 mm. The temperature during winter ranges between 05-08 Degree Celsius.