Bundi Foundation day is celebrated every year on June 24 to commemorate the day on which the region of Tribes came into Hadas State. Bundi earlier known as Vrindavati and Tribal used to live, According to the experts of history, on 24 June 1242, Rao Deva of the Hada dynasty won it from the Meena chieftains and established the Bundi kingdom.
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 chieftain’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. The domain of the Hadas of bundi and kota extended from the hills of bundi in the west to the Malwa plateau in the east.