India, Bundi Guide (B): Bundi: a Travel Guide to Indias Shanti, Shanti City

Bundi: a Travel Guide to Indias Shanti, Shanti City
Bundi is what the Indians would call a ‘Shanti, Shanti’ place, which means peaceful to you and me. A tiny city tucked away in the state of Rajasthan, it doesn’t draw as many tourists as it’s neighbours like Jaipur. This makes it the perfect getaway if you want to see a bit of the ‘real India’ while you’re here.

If you’ve been travelling around the major cities, you’ll know that loud traffic, constant horns and busy streets are the norm. But, in Bundi, there’s none of that. Just colourful buildings, friendly locals and a pretty mirror lake to enjoy.

Keep reading for a guide to the Shanti city of Bundi.

Getting here

Bundi is located just 3 hours away from Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, so, you can easily grab a bus heading there for around 300 rupees.

Alternatively, you can catch the Mewar express train from New Delhi which stops in Jaipur on the way. This is a direct train to the neighbouring city of Kota and will be the most convenient as its a sleeper train.

A little travel tip; this train books up quick, even in low season as it’s popular with locals. So, I would plan your route in advance.

I would highly recommend Cleartrip for booking train travel in India as they have the best functionality on their website. You will need an IRCTC (Indian Rail Company) profile set up to use it, but it’s SO worth it. I honestly can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen out with the IRCTC website, we’re kind of ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bundi: a Travel Guide to Indias Shanti, Shanti City
Guide Location: India » Bundi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Shivam Tourist Guest House   Bundi stepwells  
Author: Sophie Pearce
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