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#16 Feb 17th, 2005, 00:35
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I never left!
I think my GH was called the Lake View (listed in the Rough Guide) - it's the last on the left of a handful of guesthouses through the gate beneath the fortress, overlooking a completely dry tank (lake) to the rear. Family-run, nice rooms along an inner courtyard. I was the only guest when I visited Bundi last year in March. Mind the monkeys - keep the windows shut...
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Stayed at the Lake View guesthouse as well.
Rooms from 70 Rs to 200 Rs (basic to nice) , and the lake covered
with (low) water in November .
Definately think about monkeys grabbing stuff left alone ...
Nice, relaxed place !

Below, Tommy the (friendly) house dog, keeping an eye on a langoor monkey on the roof .
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Originally Posted by kaushiks Well, I was looking through and I found that kota is just 35 kms from Bundi.
So, the best way to reach bundi , I guess is take mumbai rajdhani.
Starts at 4Pm and reaches kota at 8:40 pm. By 9:30, you should be in Bundi.
Sounds cool for Delhi people like me. On anyweekend, two nights and 2 days in Bundi without taking a holiday.
There is also an overnight train from Delhi direct to Bundi.

The details are in the Trains to Udaipur (WARNING) thread.
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Just wondering if there's anywhere to take the kids swimming in Bundi in April?
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Simeon: you could try it in the lake near town, but it's also where people wash their bicycles...
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We have stayed in the Uma Megh Guesthouse I think it is next to lake view.
They have a nice garden overlooking the lake. They serve food there aswell.

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Originally Posted by namnam We have stayed in the Uma Megh Guesthouse I think it is next to lake view.
They have a nice garden overlooking the lake. They serve food there aswell.

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Looks great, how were the rooms, the food and what was the cost?
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Room was if I remember correct (I can look this up when home): 300Rs/350RS for a double .
Shared bath, hotwater all day, there were towels, but not clean.
The room was spacious, there are "air vents" to the other rooms. So you can hear your neighbours, at least the topfloor rooms.
Food and prices were reasonable, the ussual fare they also have "Pizza", More like a tea snack, if you're bored with pakora's.
Friendly people.
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Originally Posted by namnam We have stayed in the Uma Megh Guesthouse I think it is next to lake view.
They have a nice garden overlooking the lake. They serve food there aswell.

One image of the room and one of the view are attached:
It also stayed there for 2 weeks in 1998 when there was water in the lake. I paid $5 american for that room pictured here. A awesome place to stay. Nice family who run the place. Do watch out for the monkey's. As far as things to do, rent a bycicle and ride out to JAIT SAGAR TANK{ aka. SUKH MAHAL}. A summer palace built on sukh sagar lake.Continue by bike from here and you reach KOHAKSAR BAGH, a garden of many cenotaphs of the kings and queens of Bundi. Beyond that you reach another abandoned palace that i dont know the name. Go 1 or 2 km. farther and you reach another lake and continue down the road and you find SHIKAR BURJ, a royal hunting lodge where people the told me to watch out for tiger's. Apparently a boy was killed by a tiger not to far from there a week before. Riding back to Bundi from there was a bit of a paranoid ride. Maybe 10 km. of mostly flat road biking for the roundtrip. A great day's outing! Very interesting trip. With no people in sight. Also if you are in Bundi at the right time of the month, there is a nice religious festival out in the desert about 3 hours by jeep that I did with some other foreigners. It was arranged by a guy who has a little restaurant by the tank. I cant remember the name but if you leave this hotel and walk right, you come to a main crossroad. turn right at crossroad and it's on the left a few shops down. We paid 300 rps.{ $7.50 in 1998} each for this trip, and it was well worth it. we left early in the morning and returned late at night. It was like a biblical scene with this ancient temple all alone surrounded by desert, and tens of thousands of colorful rajasthanis who make the pilgramage every month. And everyone there treated me with kindness. The highlite of my trip in Rajasthan. Ask around and someone must know about it. It happens every month.
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I defy anyone to name a more friendly, hospitable town in the whole of India. Thus far, Bundi has managed to evade the greedy clutches of mass tourism. I fear this state of innocence may not last too much longer.
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I love Bundi too ....stayed at the Royal Retreat (just below the the palace) which was lovely.

A group of us just dropped in for lunch (which in the end was finally served up around 7pm!!) at the Haveli Elephant Stable guest house - think owned by Raj and Neema. Talk about Indian Stretchable Time, but the wait was well worth it with "JP - Always Happy" and his charming mate entertaining us with his bollywood dance moves and funny antics under the stars on a warm evening, such a great night. This was without doubt one of the most genuinely friendly and welcoming families I came across, the wife gave us all a mendhi, the boys read our palms, the food kept coming (for an incredibly reasonable price) and they saw us off with a garlands of flowers the next morning for a safe trip. Yes indeed, Bundi is a truely beautiful place and I was sad to leave.
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Originally Posted by Indiamad I love Bundi too ....stayed at the Royal Retreat (just below the the palace) which was lovely.
That's just really nice to hear. I visited the Royal Retreat in early '96 I believe and the place was just opening up. They didn't have any rooms finished yet but we had superb (and admittedly slow -- hey where's the hurry? ) food, in a -- to us -- upmarketish bracket but with a beer and watching the palace against the starlit sky, who's to complain about prices right. Reasonable enough as I remember anyway (food 75 Rs. and up, beer a very reasonable 50 Rs. I see now -- hey this was then mind!) It's got a "most romantic" note in my book. Very friendly people, they were expecting room prices to be in the 300-575 range at the time, wonder what it's like now. Anyway really glad to hear they managed and fared well apparently!
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bundi palace

hi everybody, we visited bundi 3 days ago, there's a 2 weeks festival, we saw 1st day and was fantastic! the town is non tourist and people is friendly and relaxed. we visit the palace, some rooms and gardens are full of monkeys and people say us that palace was closed for 50 years. now seems a ghost palace, good for a horror movie, food for imagination! anyone got notice about palace and maraja?
anyway go to bundi, kasera hotel is really good, they got rooms for every budget.
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I was in Bundi in July. It really was a mistake. It`s one of the dirtiest and smelliest towns I`ve been to. Definitely not worth such a hype.
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Beautful Bundi

Yes Bundi is very pretty to say the least.Not much tourist,very authentic and what a Castle .Ilooked at it and kept on looking.To me its location and the style it should be a wonder of the world
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