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Welcome to Bundi


One of Rajasthan's lesser-known gems, beautiful Bundi is a quiet, relaxed town, full of friendly people and gorgeous architecture. With cattle-choked cobble-stone streets, delicately-carved baoris(step-wells), a high proportion of haveli-style houses and numerous graceful temples, Bundi also has an added aesthetic attraction - the fact that most of its buildings are painted a soothing, cooling blue. The effect is magical, and has contributed to Bundi being termed 'one of the most photogenic towns' in all of India. Notable tourist attractions in Bundi include the 14th-century Taragarh (or 'Star') Fort and the heavily-frescoed Bundi Palace, both built on nearby hilltop. Hike up at sunset, sit on a ruined rampart, and watch the blue city begin to gleam in the gathering twilight.

Information & Facts

Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by about 40 percent of the population. Urdu is the language common with the Muslim demographic. India has a total of 22 official languages

The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is impossible to obtain rupees outside India, but no matter what time you arrive in India there will be an exchange office open at the airport. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.

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