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About Bundi

A charming little Rajasthani town overlooked by the imposing Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace. Peppered with the Bhramin blue houses and interspersed by narrow lanes with stubborn cows obstructing them. This is authentic Rajasthan. Kipling was a fan and it is alleged that some of the pages of “The Jungle Book” were penned here. Our pick of the best places to stay in Bundi are evocative of the town’s vivacity and culture.

A kaleidoscopic town, Bundi celebrates festivals in traditional Indian fashion: filled with music, bright palettes and overflowing plates. Visit during Holi, India’s spring festival, when the town is awash with colour, or during the Teej festival, hailing the onset of the monsoon.

Overlooking the town, Bundi Palace and further skyward, Taragarh Fort are grandiose constructions. The palace boasts immaculately maintained mirrored murals whilst up to the fort is an entertaining walk, past spying monkeys and the odd wild pig. Well worth it for the 360 degree vistas.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Bundi are all steeped in history and excellently priced.

For a heritage stay

  • A characterful and colourful stay Haveli Braj Bhushanjee, located right in the heart of town, reflects the vibrant surrounds. Delicious Rajasthani food is served and the owners will help you out with anything you might need. A charming stay with delightful hosts.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Bundi to start to plan your trip. For a wider selection check out all our Rajasthan recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Bundi

  • Dev Niwas 21 rooms from $18

    Bundi (Opp. Purani Kotwali)

    Dev Niwas enjoys a wonderful location a short distance outside the centre of Bundi. This heritage hotel is set in a 17th century building once inhabited by royalty. Chic accommodation featuring period furniture, plenty of artwork and a splendid terrace restaurant. A fantastic budget city stay!

    Value chic  -  Lovely accommodation, a top spot and a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Local exploring  -  Dev Niwas is the ideal base from which to explore the historic city of Bundi
    Sights nearby  -  Make sure to visit the historic Garh Palace, Taragarh Fort and Sukh Mahal-all just a short distance away from Dev Niwas
    Great walks  -  Wander around this splendid city getting a feel for its unique atmosphere
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  • Haveli Braj Bhushanjee 14 rooms from $29

    Bundi (Rajasthan)

    A 19th century haveli and a fine example of Rajasthani architecture. Awash with decorative arches, wooden pillars, colourful artwork and murals. Rooms transport you to another era and feature large living areas. The restaurant serves excellent Indian cuisine specialising in popular local dishes.

    Sailing  -  Take a boat out on Jait Sagar Lake and visit the nearby house that Kipling once stayed in.
    Sights nearby  -  Bundi Palace, which the hotel is directly below, has the most spectacular wall paintings.
    Great walks  -  All the way up to Bundi Fort with views across the town.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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