TRAVEL :: LIVING AT THE BUNDI HAVELI, Rajasthan

Monday, January 12, 2015



After a long wait, I found the time and inclination to travel again. Rajasthan was chosen as the destination. But we decided to go a lil off road and travel to a place a little less frequented by the usual tourist. Our first stop was Bundi.

Bundi is a city in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state in northwest India. It is of particular architectural note for its ornate forts, palaces, and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris.

The town of Bundi is situated 35 km from Kota and 210 km from Jaipur. The city lies near a narrow gorge, and is surrounded on three sides by hills of the Aravalli Range. A substantial wall with four gateways encircles the city. The town of Indragarh and nearby places are famous for the renowned temples of Bijasan Mata and Kamleshwar. The Indargarh step well is considered as one of the most attractive places in the Bundi district, especially during the rainy season.





























What better way to experience a ancient and historical place than to stay at a old, revived haveli.

Our choice of place was Bundi HaveliBundi Haveli is a heritage property in the heart of the old city. It has been restored into a boutique hotel and boasts of 12 elegantly decorated rooms. All the rooms feature jharokhas (window seats) offering stunning views of the old town, Garh Palace and Taragarh fort and Nawal Sagar lake. 

It has a courtyard garden restaurant which serves traditional Indian cuisine. The restaurant features beautifully carved stone pillars and jali windows, crafted by local artisans along with artwork featuring Bundi. The food was very well made and the staff was courteous. The manager and the cook took every care to make sure our stay was comfortable. 




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    1. Yes @priyanka...it was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Away from the usual 'tourist' crowd :)

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  2. What a beautiful place to stay in.. Truly looks gorgeous.. Years ago.. when we went to Jaipur, I booked us into an old Haveli too.. my hubby didn't fit on the bed (LOL).. Yes.. then the manager got him to try nearly all the beds in the hotel.. he was too tall for their standard-old bed size.
    So we finally checked in to a standard hotel.. :(
    But I sure hope to go again!!

    Oh and thank you for linking in :)

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  3. Oh.. I want to see some more posts on your travel to Rajesthan..

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    1. Thank You Patricia! :) Rajasthan has always been very close to my heart...spent all of my college years there, studying art. More posts will be coming soon :)

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