History of Bundi

Bundi is among the less frequented places in the historically and culturally rich state of Rajasthan . The history of Bundi dates back to the early parts of the 12th century. There are many tales of chivalry and honor that are related to Bundi. The city was once the capital of the princely states of Rajasthan.

In early times, the city of Bundi and its surrounding areas was inhabited by some local tribes. Among the various tribes and clans, the Meenas were the most powerful and dominant. The city of Bundi is also believed to derive its name from the name of one of the prominent Meena chieftains, Bunda Meena.

The Hada Rajputs are also an integral part of the history of this Rajasthan city. The Hadoti region, which is the main base of Bundi, derived its name from the Hada Rajputs. The Hada Rajputs are actually a branch of the Chauhan clan. They dominated the city from the 12th century and continued doing so for a long period of time.

It was in 1193 that Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan in a fierce battle that raged between them. Some of the nobles of Prithviraj Chauhan fled to the nearby areas in the Chambal Valley. The valley area was inhabited by local tribes and clans and the nobles dominated these tribes and brought the area of Hadoti under their dominance.

Later two states were formed - Kota and Bundi - on both sides of the River Chambal. With time, Bundi lost its significance to Kota. During the British rule, Bundi existed as an independent state. After 1947, the city was made a part of the state of Rajasthan.

Last Updated on 07 August 2012