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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

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Address: Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India
Phone Number: 09828404527

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Nice collection of paintings in Bundi style

Included in the ticket to the Taragarh Palace, the place offers a pretty good collection of paintings in the Bundi style. Bundi Style - where you see only on side of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Included in the ticket to the Taragarh Palace, the place offers a pretty good collection of paintings in the Bundi style. Bundi Style - where you see only on side of the face. Block 1 hour of your time.

Thank dhinchak14
Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

chitrshala is in the palace and you should visit, there are amazing bundi style paintings all around. but feels sad to see the place in poor maintenance. History needs to be preserved for the later generations. apparently there is a property dispute on the fort which is leading to the neglect

Thank Anubhuti S
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Part of the city palace, these are gorgeous semi preserved paintings and murals. Surprisingly good. Recommend

Thank teamflames
Udaipur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

one of my favorite place for watching Bundi style paintings. The stories of rass leela then depiction of Raginis and portraits of ladies are really good.

Thank sultandeol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This small section of Garh Palace is courtyard of small rooms each wall covered in murals. The paintings aren't miniature, but the painting details are. The paintings are enjoyable on many levels including historical, technical and artistic. It would be easy to do the palace and miss this section as it requires you to go back out the main entrance... More 

Thank tradIndy
Naihati, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is a beautiful place in Bundi. It is situated on top of the small hill and we reached the beautiful place walking small distance. The wall of place painted by fiasco painting mainly the god, king and queen daily life and occasions. The painting of krishna's life is so artistic.

Thank 201411pp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Though painted some 500 years ago, they look stunning. Artists Heart is inside these precious paintings. These artists are our Michalangelos and Raphels. ASI has maintained it too. Visit it and spend about an hour here.

Thank Srinivasa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Pretty gardens and lovely palace rooms decorated in beautiful paintings in the Bundi style which shows profiles of faces and uses deep bless and greens. The paintings depict everyday scenes of palace, life such as the Maharani being taken to her chamber worse for wear after drinking and smoking opiates. There are also scenes of famous stories of the deities... More 

Thank Jane M
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The Chitrashala houses some of the best examples of the Bundi school of art. Unlike the Kishangarh school that portray women with long faces, the Bundi school depicts women with chubby cheeks and with short stature. Many of these paintings are associated with Krishna (like the lifting of the Govardhan mountains on his fingertip). There are also scenes from hunting... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We recently spent two days in Bundi , half a day of which was spent at GArh Paalce which houses the Chitrashala. The details of this art treasure is mind boggling. It is from here that the Bundi school of miniature art was born. The colours are stunning and dazzling. The scenes depict social life. The stories are also taken... More 

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