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Address: Bhoj Mohalla, Bundi 326001, India
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A veritable decorated labyrinth

Best palace frescoes in India! Relatively few visitors come to visit this wonderful maze of floors, courtyards, narrow corridors and frescoed chambers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Best palace frescoes in India! Relatively few visitors come to visit this wonderful maze of floors, courtyards, narrow corridors and frescoed chambers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The fresco art is superb and only marred by continuing deterioration due to the hostile environment and lack of remedial work and protection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

With little maintenance, this little palace is rundown but not without its charm. With beautiful wall paintings peeling off and the resident bats & monkeys, it's a delight to walk through and get a feel of the atmospheric past of Bundi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This palace is a real highlight of Bundi. I would strongly recommend taking a guide so you can get full value out of it. Whatever you do, DON'T miss the upper levels with a large green garden, beautiful paintings and the most amazing view over Bundi. The entrance to the upper levels didn't seem easy to find, and perhaps they're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A very fine Palace, neglected, and slowly dying. Only part of it is accessible. Beautiful paintings in the Chitrasala & a fine Garden are the highlights. Beware of beehives and Bats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I loved paintings here and the palace is massive but no road and properly maintained.. Palace need improvement and preservation....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Bundi is still a little bit off the tourist map, and I'm not sure why. This palace is a glimpse into the royal life of India. Sadly, it needs desperate repair and it's sad to see such a precious place crumbling. The road from the palace leads into the old town which is a wonder to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Garh Palace & Museum (known also as Jhalawar Fort) The Garh Palace & Museum was the former city palace of the Maharaja of Jhalawar. It was given to the state government following India Independence from England in 1947. The Palace/Fort is located in the west side of the small triangular center of town--facing the Government Museum which is run separately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had a great couple of hours exploring the palace in Bundi! It's easy to find close to town and cheap entry fee. I roamed around the grounds, rooms and gardens - It's really beautiful. You also get a good view of the town and the lake below. Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

OK for a quick visit paired with the Chitrashala next door. The paintings here are in rough shape, but you can get a sense of what they used to look like.

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