Hin: बूंदी bundī
‘Narrow Passage’ [Bunda-ka-Nal, Boondi] – City/District, Rajasthan
From Hin: band/bund, ‘narrow’; Hin: nal, ‘passage’, ‘channel’.
Bundi is situated, like an oasis, in a narrow passage in a valley in the Aravalli Hills. Bundi lies north-east of the Chambal river in a hilly tract historically known as Haraoti.
Some suggest the name could derive from a 13thC chief, ‘Bundi’ or ‘Boondi’.
Taragarh Fort [Hin: tara, ‘star’; gaṛh, ‘(hill) fort’] is a huge 16thC fort complex built into a 435m hill with large reservoirs carved out of solid rock.