Bundi is a blue city in eastern Rajasthan. It's a special destination on its own. An oasis in the desert state, a serene civilization far from the maddening crowd and a tourist destination. It has attracted Rudyard Kipling (writer of The Jungle Book), Rabindra Nath Tagore, Virginia Fass, film maker Satyajit Ray, and many more. Thousands of tourists, both domestic and foreign, come here to see and discover this beautiful place. Bundi was named after a Meena Chieftain Bunda. Bundi is especially famous for the miniature paintings from the "Bundi School" and the aesthetic stepwells. Bundi has some of the most friendly locals in the whole of India. By the end of a week's visit, you will know almost everyone within a two street radius and will probably have been invited in for tea numerous times. Marijuana is readily available (legally!!!) over the counter for astonishingly cheap prices, and the locals are incredibly generous with theirs too. Reciprocate!
If you are already in any district of Rajasthan, one of the easiest ways to reach Bundi is by road. Bundi is well connected by road to other important cities of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, and Kota as well as to Agra. Buses (mostly Rajasthan Govt. transport corporation) run to Delhi, too. Distance to Bundi from different cities: 1. Jaipur/ Nearest Airport - Sanganer Airport, Jaipur at 200 KMs 2. Kota Railway Station 40 kms 3. Ajmer 170 Km 4. Chittorgarh 150km 5. Udaipur 260 km 6. Delhi 485km. Train is recommended from Delhi. Every day two trains run from Delhi to Bundi (Mewar Express & Dehradun Express).
Bundi is connected to Kota, Neemach (MP), Chittorgarh, and Delhi by train. From Delhi you can go to Bundi directly by Mewar SF Express or by Dehradun Express. If you are coming from any other city, the easiest way is to reach Kota by train and catch a bus/taxi to Bundi (35 km). Bus costs only 30 INR (0.50 USD) and taxi costs 1100 INR / 20 USD.
Below is the information for trains from Bundi train station.
No. Name Type 19660 Udaipur City-Shalima... Exp 19608 Ajmer-Kolkata Expres... Exp 18010 Ajmer-Santragachi W... Exp 11204 Jaipur - Nagpur Week... Exp 59834 Nimach Kota Passenge... Pass 59811 Haldighati Passenger Pass 29019 Dehradun Express ... Exp 12964 Mewar SF Express SF
1. Sanganeer Airport (JAI) Jaipur, Rajasthan-> 180 km away
2. Dabok Airport (UDR) Udaipur, Rajasthan -> 213 km away
Most of Bundi is very accessible by walking, and there is generally no need to hire transport. Virtually the only mode of public transportation is the auto rickshaw. As always in India, bargaining is required. Auto rickshaw charges are from 30 to 50 Rs within city and 100 rs to railway station.
Bike/Bicycle: The best means to see places nearby to the main town is to rent a bicycle or a bike which is readily available. One day cost for motorbike ~4 to 6 USD.
Car Rental: You can also rent a car/taxi. This may cost you from 25 USD to 50USD.
There are lots of small tourist attractions in Bundi.