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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

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Address: Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India
Phone Number: 09828404527
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Painted Place

This is a beautiful place in Bundi. It is situated on top of the small hill and we reached the beautiful place walking small distance. The wall of place painted by fiasco painting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Naihati, West Bengal, India
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Naihati, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place in Bundi. It is situated on top of the small hill and we reached the beautiful place walking small distance. The wall of place painted by fiasco painting mainly the god, king and queen daily life and occasions. The painting of krishna's life is so artistic.

Thank 201411pp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though painted some 500 years ago, they look stunning. Artists Heart is inside these precious paintings. These artists are our Michalangelos and Raphels. ASI has maintained it too. Visit it and spend about an hour here.

Thank Srinivasa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty gardens and lovely palace rooms decorated in beautiful paintings in the Bundi style which shows profiles of faces and uses deep bless and greens. The paintings depict everyday scenes of palace, life such as the Maharani being taken to her chamber worse for wear after drinking and smoking opiates. There are also scenes of famous stories of the deities... More 

Thank Jane M
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chitrashala houses some of the best examples of the Bundi school of art. Unlike the Kishangarh school that portray women with long faces, the Bundi school depicts women with chubby cheeks and with short stature. Many of these paintings are associated with Krishna (like the lifting of the Govardhan mountains on his fingertip). There are also scenes from hunting... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We recently spent two days in Bundi , half a day of which was spent at GArh Paalce which houses the Chitrashala. The details of this art treasure is mind boggling. It is from here that the Bundi school of miniature art was born. The colours are stunning and dazzling. The scenes depict social life. The stories are also taken... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The place is just amazing, beautiful architecture, unbelievable frescoes, the best preserved of the whole complex, great views of the city. Too bad that it lies in the utmost abandonment. Although this part of the complex is the one most guarded it is still in very bad shape.

Thank lauramtorino
Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had the pleasure of seeing the beautiful paintings of Chitrashala through the eyes of Bundi's legendary explorer- Mr.Cookie Senior. It houses some of the best wall paintings in the country. While there are abundant samples of art from the Bundi school, we can also see a lot of Nizami influence in some paintings. The paint colors are all natural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Included in the ticket to the palace, this beautiful courtyard + rooms included several amazing paintings. The guard/guide explains them very well (we gave him a small tip).

Thank Mathieu C
Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If covering all monuments gives you tension then relax. This is not another one. It is same as Chitrashala or Chitra Shala of Ummed Palace Bundi.

Thank ddevarshi
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just above Bundi Palace this smaller palace has stunning murals that are breath taking in their vividness of colour. Like Bundi Palace this place is owned privately which probably accounts for its less renavated state. This gives it a particular charm.

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