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“Kipling was right, this place is fantastic”
Review of Garh Palace

Garh Palace
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Bundi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This palace was described by Rudyard Kipling as a fantastic palace. So, I went to see it. The palace, in her wholeness has a great architecture. Actually it's quite badly preserved, but it gives a taste of "exploration" that lacks in other palaces/forts around Rajasthan (which are quite spiled by the mass-tourism). While there, it can't be missed the Chitrashala which is nearby, just uphill.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

... and in how much your imagination can fill in the walls of the building. You walk alone, sometimes a kid will act as a ad hoc guide, and open some locked rooms for you. The golden room of the Rani for example - is worth seeing. Basically - we rocommend to go to the partly ruined palaces, like in Bundi, only after you've been to a restored one (lik Amber) - this way the lonely walk within the walls gives most value.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

One of my pleasurable times in Bundi was visiting this fascinating old Palace in Bundi. In some ways the unrestored aspect of it added to it's charm. The murals were a pleasure to view in their natural state and if you can get a guide to explain them to you. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this very special part of Rajasthan. Cobblestone pathway and steps, take your non slip runners or shoes to visit, also a bottle of water. Check out the special 'Gandhi' sticks at a stall before the entry (to keep monkey's away .... you won't need them as long as you ignore them they will leave you alone)

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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

The problem with this palace is that unlike many other palaces the government doesn't own it and it is still privately owned by the royalty of the area, therefore not much money is being spent on maintaining the palace. It could use a good clean and some restoration in order to give it a bit of a face lift. Having said this it is still a great palace to visit thanks to some amazing paintings and also a great view of Bundi.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Slightly decaying, making it all the more atmospheric; the paintings and murals are stunning and in surprisingly good condition.

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