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Garh Palace

Bundi, India
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Bundi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Castles
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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Sunshine Coast
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150 reviews 150 reviews
91 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place is a worth a visit as this magnificent 17th century palace it will soon disappear because of poor maintenance. The architecture, the wall decorations and the view from the top are worth the slippery climb

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

From Bundi town,you walk up a short steep path to get to the Elephant Gate....if you plan on climbing beyond to the fort,accept one of the sticks that are offered to scare off the macaques,which are mental. If you have a guide,they have keys to all the rooms with paintings in them,but if you are lucky,you can sidle in and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I loved Garh palace. It was one of the most incredible buildings I have seen thus far in India, 2nd only to the Taj Mahal. The building has gone to seed but exploring on your own, it was easy to imagine how grand it would have been in it's day.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were lucky to join a group who had Kooki as a guide. He is amusing and knowledgable so adds to the interest of this palace.. The palace is well worth seeing for the beautiful paintings but a serious amount of money need to be spent to restore parts.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It would be a strange person who visited Bundi and decided to give the Palace a miss, never the less I preferred the Fort. The Palace is beautiful and the art work is incredible but you are left with no real feeling of what life must have been like in the Palace and as a result I found it strangely... More

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Great Falls, Montana
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The palace is lovely. Rajveer Singh was an outstanding tour guide to the paintings as well as general history. The art is so beautiful, be sure to pay to see the locked room with more works. The walk up to the fort is worthwhile as well. Beware, there are ticks this time of year (Feb 2014)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We took the local guide through the palace and glad we did as you get to see the Maharajah's bedroom which is otherwise locked to all other visitors. In slightly better repair than the fort and needs some investment from the current owner who is a member of the ruling Indian government.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had a guide, I wish I could recall his name because he was wonderful. Passionate, knowledgeable and really good english. We were shown all around with out hurry or rush. So much to see. Old, ornate, stunning Moghul architecture on a grand scale. It was hot - take water. The age of all that physical history makes for excellent... More

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