Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal
Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Chitrashala, or Ummed Mahal is a part of Garh Palace and it is probably in the best condition. Deservedly so, because it contains the famous painting room. All its walls and ceilings are covered in fabulous frescoes, illustrating court scenes or images out of Krishna's life in brilliant blue and green. They are in remarkably good state, but totally exposed, so I fear for their safety and protection.
The royal family still owns the fort and they open only a small part for public viewing. If you know in advance, you can arrange a visit to other parts, including Hathia Pol and the Bada Mahal (where rare Mongol/Asian paintings can be seen).
Written 24 March 2023
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Haelen
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The wall paintings are amazing and should not be missed. Make sure you visit every corner of this palace not to miss the most beautiful murals.
Written 12 February 2023
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Elizabeth J
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Some of the best paintings I have ever seen. Intricate details. The colours are still vibrant. The artists were extremely talented.
Written 6 February 2023
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Mrugank K
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Visiting once may not be enough. Stunning but slowly fading. Hope it's fully restored to awe generations to come. What it must've been at its grandest is what you might wonder.
Written 7 September 2021
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Pawan_Shrotria
Nepalgunj, Nepal79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Located inside Taragarh Fort is a nice place to view ancient paintings. Good place for painting lovers.
Do not touch paintings as rules can impose a fine on such action.
Written 16 May 2021
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Pat and Rod
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This ruinous palace makes a dramatic and extravagant backdrop behind and over the simple little town of Bundi, but climb up through deserted courtyards and bat infested galleries to discover hidden art. Beautiful wall paintings, some Chinese dating back hundreds of years adorn walls and ceilings of old royal apartments. Well worth the effort.
Written 10 March 2020
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TheMoni17
New Delhi, India1,164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A beautiful piece of Indian history made of walls full of amazing handmade paintings drawn using natural colors some 400 years ago. Each painting depicts and interesting scene from those forgotten times.
Written 1 February 2020
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ghoomboom
New Delhi, India104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This palace, also known as Ummed Mahal, built circa 1750 AD, is inside the Bundi Fort(Taragarh Fort) and is under Archaeological Survey of India. The entry is free. This is actually a repository of Bundi style of painting. Abundant use of blue and green colour and the subject matter of paintings are from Hindu Mythology, Day to Day Royal Life, War and Fights and also Love and Romance. There is a special painting just near the entrance that has two animals with one mouth. The guide will explain each painting in detail. Also, mirrors have been placed in this palace that were imported from Belgium. The paintings on the ceiling are mesmerizing and have been drawn in great detail. This is a great heritage of Bundi but sadly, the maintenance is very poor. The wall paintings are not being maintained properly and tourists many times even touch them, a sure way to loose them with time. A must visit if you want to connect with Art forms of Bundi.
Written 2 January 2020
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222g
279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This part of the palace has many beautiful paintings which have survived remarkably well over 400 years.
The garden is pretty
It is well worth the walk up the hill
Written 23 December 2019
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kamlesh_ratnu
Jodhpur, India178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Chirashala, a part of Bundi fort palace, is house to many beautiful pantings done on the pillars and walls of the big hall. These paintings are such a feast to the eyes and speak volumes about the rich art and culture Bundi have had.
The garden outside the shala is so Serene and quite, you might as well have a little "me moment" with yourself.
Written 5 April 2019
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