Bundi, one of the most picturesque towns of Rajasthan, sits on a narrow gorge in the hills and is encircled by a walled fortifications with four gateways. Bundi and Kota were onced a simple principality ruled by the Hada Chauhans, a warrior clan who ruled Ajmer and Delhi. After the defeat of the famous Prithviraj Chauhan by Sultan Mohammad Ghori in 1193, the Chauhan nobles found a Sanctuary in Mewar. They were welcomed and proved an able allies to the Rana. Yet some young soldiers overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribals of the Chambal valley and established the kingdom of Hadoti. Later two branches of the Hadas formed two separate states on niether side of the Chambal - Kota and Bundi. "Bundi" was named after Bunda- a Meena Chieftain.
Bundi is famous for its intricate paintings and murals. The town is also known as the "city of step wells", as there are a number of step wells dating back to the 17th Century. The rulers who built these palaces must have had terrific egos, a great sense of style and humour. The Fort is designed in such a manner that whole city is visible from it which gives the Incredible view.
The surroundings are very beautiful with small lakes and mountains.A few km outside Bundi you'll find big lake called Jait sagar lake and after that on same way Kshar Bagh with its 60 cenotaphs. A little further you have a village called Thikarda which is famous for pot making which are used for storing water. You can go another way back round the mountain or go to Rameshwar with a shiva temple in cave and waterfall. About 35 km on the way to chittorgarh you find another waterfall called Bhimlat with a nice pool for swimming and a huge waterfall during the winter, on a way to Bhimlat you will pass through some villages.