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“Extremely disappointing”
Review of Garh Palace

Garh Palace
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Bundi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Funny isn't it. You read someone's review of this place and they score it a 5. I visit it yesterday and give it a score of 1.

The paintings are almost impossible to see (nothing like the one posted in LP).
You get to see a tiny part of this massive palace.
Zero evidence of any maintenance or restoration.
As we found out last night from a guesthouse owner born and bred here, all the money that is collected is going into the pocket of the cousin of the previous Maharaja
I don't mind too much about the money for the entrance, 200R's for 2 people, is just over £2.
I do begrudge the 50R's for the camera when there is nothing worth taking a picture of and I do begrudge the waste of my time.

Altogether something of a rip off.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This palace was lovely hundreds of years ago, there is no denying that. Today, not so lovely. It is a giant pile of broken rocks, covered in pigeon poop with bats hanging from almost every ceiling. There are murals on all the walls, but there is zero maintenance here which is sad. The rocks leading up to the castle are fairly slippery. We took our shoes off to get a better grip and it was very helpful. There are guides who work here - legitimate ones (they don't ask you for money) who are knowledgeable, but it gets pretty boring pretty fast. They want to explain every single picture in detail. They are also able to let you into some locked rooms.

1  Thank SammyNPaul
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We managed to get "Billu" as a guide who was very entertaining and he got us into a few rooms you can not see without a guide. The palace should be world class, but a lack of maintenance left us disappointed.

1  Thank Themollys
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Astounding place perched on the hillside above Bundi. Give yourself half a day up here to explore. The murals are just outstanding and there are so many corners to explore.

Thank gumbyr
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Really great ! everybody need to come in bundi and visit the Garh Palace! You should ask Kamal Hada to guide you!

Thank gphilippe
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