Bundi is a district in Rajasthan under the region of Hadoti which used to be a princely state under the British regime. Previously known as Bunda-Ka-Nal, which means ‘narrow paths’, the region was renamed as Bundi and is said to have derived from the name of Bunda Meena, who was a tribal man belonging to Meena tribe. In the year 1342, Jaita Meena lost control of Bundi to Rao Deva Hada who made it into the princely state of Bundi. Established at a distance of 210 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Kota and enclosed by the Aravalli Range on three fronts, this city lies near a narrow gorge.
In ancient times, the area around Bundi was supposedly populated by several local tribes. There are many majestic forts, exquisite palaces, baolis, temples chhatris and havelis in Bundi. The region has great cultural and historical importance as it has been the battleground for various wars. Along with marvelous monuments of historical significance, the region is also characterized by lush greenery which is rich in a diverse form of verdure.