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Garh Palace

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Address: Bundi, India

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Palace sadly neglected, well worth a visit.

The palace has been sadly neglected, so large parts of it are closed and just inhabited by bats and bees nests. The parts that are open are lovely to visit, but could be looked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The palace has been sadly neglected, so large parts of it are closed and just inhabited by bats and bees nests. The parts that are open are lovely to visit, but could be looked after so much better.

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Majestic palace very un touristy and slightly run down but spectacular. Quite steep climb up so wear appropriate shoes.easy to imagine the elephants trundling up and down the hill. Some really lovely wall paintings. I enjoyed the relaxed feel of bundi and this castle, is in keeping with that vibe and also vey picturesque

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Peregian Beach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This large, unrestored palace is a delight to visit if you would like a break from the structured sightseeing of more famous landmarks. The wall paintings are truly magnificent and it is a delight to wander around the large area imaging life as it must have been when it was a functioning palace. We had the place to ourselves for... More 

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Hyderabad
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Considering that in our trip to Rajasthan, it was the most badly maintained palace...I still found it extremely beautiful... The rooms are in a state of disrepair, but the wall paintings make them amazing...... Bundi is not high on the visiting list of tourists...maybe that is the reason ASI gets away with such poor maintenance of such a historic building

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Can't think of anything we didn't like, though girls burned leaves below the fort and we left five minutes early as a result.

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Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The palace is quite nice, but it is starting to fall apart and the paintings on the walls are disappearing. The closed rooms are full of bats and the smell is quite unbearable in some places. All in all is still worth the visit though

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Pune, India
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96 reviews 96 reviews
93 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The chitrashaala in the garh palace offers some very beautiful paintings. It was worth the climb. The paintings are beautiful and need to be maintained. Not to be missed!!

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perth
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161 reviews 161 reviews
50 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's a short walk up the hill to this unrestored palace, the guides are very friendly ,up pushy, compared with forts/ palaces on the rest of our trip. A guide is not necessary to stroll through what must have been a beautiful summer palace in its hey day. There is an overwhelming smell of bat excrement throughout the place, if... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Gahr Palace and the Chitrashala in Bundi is a 'must see'. The beautiful frescoes and murals are something to behold. The place is sorely in need of some restoration or at least maintenance to preserve these exquisite art works. A calm and quiet place to relax and stroll at leisure. Good to have a guide who can talk you through... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed within walking distance of Garh Palace. Lots of monkeys when walking the steep path to the entrance - so beware. We went late in the afternoon so it was very quiet. Met a very kind man who supposedly let us into little visited parts of the palace. Said it was only open to special guests. (go figure, it... More 

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