Bundi, one of the most attractive, beautiful locations in the Hadoti district Rajasthan comes alive during the Bundi Utsav held in the month of November-December every year. Bundi Utsav is a spectacular culmination of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship which surprises every visitor with its grandeur.
Music, dance, sports, sightseeing, competitions and many other events organized by the Rajasthan State Tourism Department are not only engaging but also present the scale of Indian Culture and traditions in front of Foreign tourists.
The people visiting the place during this Festival held in the month of Kartik are totally captivated with the scenic and natural beauty.
Held in the month of Kartik, there are a number of religious and traditional customs associated with the celebration of Bundi Festival.
The program includes a colorful Shobha Yatra, arts and crafts fair, ethnic sports, cultural exhibition, deep daan, folk/classical Music & dance programmes, sight seeing, traditional rural sports, turban competition, bridal attire, musical band competition and sparkling fireworks display. Early in the morning after the full moon night of kartik (Purnima), women and men are seen clad in attractive colorful costumes lighting diyas (lamps prepared by them from flour dough) on the banks of river Chambal and seeking blessings by offering prayers
'Keshorai Patan' a small township near Bundi is sometimes referred as 'Mini Pushkar' especially on the full moon night of Kartik.
Bundi is one of the most picturesque locations of the Hadoti district in Rajasthan. The palaces and forts of Bundi have a fairy tale feel about them.The town is quite isolated from the maddening rush and crowd of adjoining cities and thus at times appears like a beautiful frozen painting,.
The town is surrounded by rock gorges and the adjoining river Chambal provides a perfect location for water activities. The zone with the lush green widespread jungles, the vast stretches of forests and wildlife, the sprawling rocks and ravines makes it a paradise for adventure lovers.
Bundi till date claims to be the house best paintings of World and their origins. Especially the paintings at Chitrashala are known across the world. Rajput architecture and feel is still felt in its palaces as in the Bundi Palace.
How to reach
Bundi is around 210 kms by road from Jaipur and about 110 kms from Sawai Madhopur. Bundi, Baran and Jhalawar are all easily accessible by road from Kota.
Nearest railway station is Kota connected on the broad gauge railway line on the Delhi-Mumbai route.
Nearest airport is Jaipur. Many domestic and international flights are available to and from Jaipur.
Time to celebrate
The Festival is celebrated every year in the month of November-December. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival falls in the month of Kartik.