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Sukh Niwas Mahal

Bundi, India
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Bundi
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Moscow, Russia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The palace is better described as almost non-existent but the lake and the lotuses, the calmness and the serenity of the place definitely make it worth a visit

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Spain
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Set on the edge of a big tank/reservoir,this was Rao Raja Vishnu Singh's Summer Palace.A lot of it is closed,but it is attractive and worth seeing if you combine it with other sights on this road.

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Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

There's actually not that much to see at Sukh Niwas Mahal, but it's definitely worth a trip up the hill to look out over the lake and imagine life in this summer palace.

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Norwich
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Views from palace are good if it's not too foggy.Very interesting site to visit but it is sad that it is caught up in a legal wrangle and gently decaying during the process.Some rooms are still reflective of better past.

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Perpignan, France
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

According to the guide books, this was where Kipling spent his summers and got inspiration for his writing. The place is somewhat run down, but restoration is under way. Apparently a museum is coming, so that should add to the appeal of the place. I personally found the setting beautiful and serene. There was a strong ambience of 19th century... More

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Didn't help that we visited during monsoon rains but there was not much to see at the place where Kipling reportedly had the inspiration for 'Kim'. However, a museum was under construction so this might add to it.

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Noida, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

A average building - nothing special about it - except that it overlooks the Jait Sagar lage. Not much to recommend it except the guards who give you a combined ticket to other buildings in the city open to tourists and the guards when we visited - Tariq and Narayan - who gave us lot of very helpful material about... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

A small "garden" next to a pond where local women come to bath.

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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

The Mahal is poorly maintained... but the paintings are gorgeous. See them before they are gone due to abject apathy! Overcharging the tourists without maintenance is going to be the bane of this place!

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