Bundi is a cultural city in the Hadoti region of the state of Rajasthan. This picturesque little city is fast becoming a most popular tourist attraction based on the culture prevalent in Rajasthan. It has a great architectural importance that is dotted with ornate forts, splendid palaces, and step well tanks also known as baoris in the local dialect. Bundi city is the administrative capital of Bundi District.
In the erstwhile times, the area in and around the city of Bundi was actually occupied by various local tribes. Amongst all, The Parihar Meenas were famous in all the tribes. Bundi is derived its name from a previous Meena ruler known as Bunda Meena. Bunda-Ka-Nal was the previous name given to this city. Afterward, Rao Deva Hara, who took over Bundi from Jaita Meena in A.D. 1342, renamed the contiguous area.
As a result, Bundi has maintained its traditional charm till today. The locals people in this small city are old fashioned and follow the customs and rituals typical to the state of Rajasthan. Hindi and Rajasthani are the languages spoken here. The city is world famous for its typical Rajasthani cuisine such as dal bati, churma, besan ki misi puri, lachha paratha etc.