Bhandarej is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, conveniently located on the Jaipur - Agra highway. This small village can trace its roots back to the 11th century. Steeped in history, it is known from the time the Kachchawaha chieftain Dulha Rai captured it. It has many pre-medieval temples and monuments to explore. In medieval times Bhandarej was renowned for its unique sculptures, lattice work, and terracotta vessels. Today tourists throng to see the remnants of the structures excavated by archeologists. The village has a strong tribal heritage. Jeep, horse safaris and camel trips are organized at the village. From Bhandarej, the wildlife sanctuaries of Sariska, Ranthambore and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary are easily accessible. One can also shop for the famed carpets from this village.
You can explore the 18th century Bhandarej Baodi or the three-storey stepwell that has domes and windows with wildlife carvings.
The five-storey Bara Baoli built by the Kumbhani Rajputs in 18th century has a secret passage to the palace.