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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Bundi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Castles
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Bundi Palace is one of the hidden palace on the hill, down at town is fabulous market for visit. Lake at the monsoon weather is great!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While Rajhastan has many palaces and forts where you can see colourful wall painting this one takes the price. Most of them are covered in glass and behind a rope inside a palace museum but this is right there in the open. The place is a bit unkept and the paintings are withering in places but they are still in... More

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Udaipur
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Archeological Survey of India is doing a good job by preserving the famous Bundi Paintings. In the whole Palace complex it is the only Place where Wall paintings are not damaged. Many subjects have been covered in the paintings as scene of war, Temples, shiv parvati and in one of the painting queen is holding a large bird(mughal influence). Must... More

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Set in lovely gardens,just up from the Palace,Chitrashala was like a beautiful art gallery.The old murals are magical and the colours are still strong and true.Just beautiful

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The frescoes in the Chitrashala are a must-see in Bundi. Make sure you go with a well-versed guide who can explain all the history and Hindu mythology captured in these wonderful paintings. I just wish more money was going into protecting them from the elements!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Perhaps the highlight of the visit to Garh Palace: The murals must be the finest ever painted in Rajput art.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I was amazed to see all the paintings it had to offer.Spent many hours looking at them and taking photos.The garden in the courtyard was nice to relax in.The curator was very friendly and helpful and showed us some extra rooms.A MUST SEE!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Chitrashala was probably the highlight of my Bundi experience. The paintings are so beautiful and finely detailed. I just loved them. The curator is friendly and knowledgeable and will show you two more rooms if you are nice!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Simply exquisite paintings in the Chitrashala. Do allow atleast an hour to see the Chitrashala alone and try and visit before 3 pm as it gets darker after that and difficult to see the paintings. Mr Nand Kishore Verma at the Chitrashala is a great guide and explains the details underlying the various paintings

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A highlight of our visit to the palace in Bundi with the knowledgeable caretaker who had been there since 1987 making a difference.

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