At around 4:00 p.m we were crossing Tonk and saw this big signboard (Hotel sheetal resort & midway) on the highway on a dilapidated building. We entered thinking this is the only decent option and we will have a chai (tea) and use the toilet and rush. However once we entered it was very decent and had an elaborate menu. We ordered Masala omelet, Cheese omelet, chilli chiken and chai. The food was lovely and it wasn't expensive. Post the food session we started and made it to Bundi in 1.5hrs.
At 6:30 in the evening we were 2 couples who took this impromptu trip with no room to stay and were googling hotels in Bundi. We stumbled upon a hotel called Dev Niwas Palace. Situated in the heart of old city we drove through congested, narrow streets and reached a point when the car could not go any further, so we stayed in the car and the boys went to check out the hotel. After a while they came back with a tuk tuk that took us to the Hotel.
Since we drove all afternoon we kept the evening relaxed. Stayed in the room and had a few drinks along with some great snacks in Room. The service was great and the staff friendly! Post that we went to the rooftop restaurant and ordered a Laal Maas & safed Maas, Salad & home-made phulka (rotis). It was the best Laal Maas I have had in my whole life, well balanced yet you could taste all the spices....Yummmmm!!! Post dinner we just walked in the terrace chatted and called it a night!
After clicking loads of pictures of the hotel and the city and getting a birds eye view we checked out and also got parathas and Laal Maas and Safed Maas packed for the road. Post check out we explored the city on foot, shopped a bit for paintings and bangles and started back for Jaipur. All in all if you are looking for a peaceful weekend, Bundi a five hour drive from jaipur is a good option. There isn't much to do except putting your feet up and relaxing with a book or a loved one and exploring the quaint town and a few historical buildings but its a great relaxing trip that is off the beaten path.
Enjoy the pictures for a pictorial trip!!!