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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

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Address: Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India

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amazing place

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a place not to be missed.... its on a top on a hill that can be reached through a 'very' steep climb...the place makes it worth the while... The paintings mostly in blue, white and green (Heard the colors were made from grounding precious stones...amazing) are mesmerizing, with extensive attention to detail... Only grouse is it could be... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The gardens and the room are nice and quite well maintained, specially the painting of Krishna stealing the clothes of the maids. It is definitely worth visiting

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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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