Bundi

Bundi

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Bundi (Hindi - बूंदी) is a city and a municipality of approximately 88,000 inhabitants (2001) 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. It is the administrative headquarters of Bundi District.

Geography

The town of Bundi is situated 35&nbsp;km from Kota and 210&nbsp;km from Jaipur. It is located at and an average elevation of 268&nbsp;metres (879&nbsp;feet). 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.

Demographics

In the 2001 Indian census, Bundi had a population of 88,313. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bundi has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 57%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.Kota city is 35 Kms and Jaipur is 210 Kms.

History

History of Bundi

Tourist attractions

  • The Taragarh Fort, or 'Star Fort' is the most impressive of the city's structures. It was constructed in AD 1354 upon the top of steep hillside overlooking the city. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the Bhim Burj, on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or......
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