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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

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Address: Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India
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Really worth it! Only part of the fort not abandoned

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).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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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).

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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.

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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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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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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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