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

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Beautiful old palace with lovely wall paintings

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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