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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

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Address: Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India

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A gem!

After your visit to the Bundi Palace, don't forget to visit this lovely little palace above the garden courtyard. The paintings are exquisite though badly preserved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After your visit to the Bundi Palace, don't forget to visit this lovely little palace above the garden courtyard. The paintings are exquisite though badly preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

In an otherwise falling palace, this place is the one that stands well, literally. The paintings are lovely, and is better understood with a guide.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Bundi and Kishangarh are famous in Rajasthan for distinct style of painting. If you are into painting or an art critique you must visit this place. This small palace is full of wall paintings of Bundi style. There is hardly any wall or part of wall which has no painting. Birds, animals, gardens and religious figures have been depicted in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip in Rajasthan. We stopped at Bundi as we it was on the way from Jaipur to Udaipur. We did not regret it. Bundi is much smaller than all the other Rajasthan tourist attractions, its a lot less visited but its an absolute gem. Make sure you invest the £3 to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The garden is very beautiful and the paintings are well preserved. Nicer than the palace next door and free for some reason.

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The best Part of Bundi Mahal( fort) is these paintings . they had painters from Mongolian and far country who painted these .They are amazingly beautiful , though the care and maintenance is very very poor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

this is worth the climb, look out for the guy with a limp who has the keys for the closed rooms and will show you the painting in these rooms

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely palace with lots of potential, as it is full of wonderful frescoes, but it is sadly neglected, and only a small part of the palace is open to visitors, as the rest is in such a state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

was impressed with the style of painting and the rich interpretations by the guide of how life was in the era bygone

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Kota, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

BUNDI is a tourists dream come true. No state of art facilities. Virtually a heritage paradise boasting of Rudyard Kiplings' abode to Pre historic paintings. Do contact the unlettered , but a fantastic guide-cum-discoverer Mr. Om Prakash Sharma better known as KUKKIS WORLD. A WALKING ENCYCLOPAEDIA ON BUNDI. These awe-inspiring wall paintings in the palace atop a steep hillock are... More 

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