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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India
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Ranked #1 of 27 attractions in Bundi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Castles
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Udaipur
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We started our tour of bundi with the Palace in that we find this painting section. The paintings are amazing, fresco paintings very colorful. Need to be maintained and be aware of monkeys.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Its a small gallery in the fort - maintained by ASI - so better maintained than the part that belongs to the current owner. You can get lost in every panel in the level of detail depicted with a style that seems simplistic but is hardly so.

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