Garh Palace
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  • ghoomboom
    New Delhi, India107 contributions
    Historical palace
    This palace is inside the Taragarh Fort and is also known as Bundi Palace. This is the main palace of Bundi and has many small palaces in it like Ratan Mahal, Chhatar Mahal, Badal Mahal, Phool Mahal etc. The entry to the Garh Palace is through Hathi Pol. There is a combined ticket for the fort that is Rs 80 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners. The palace is worth a visit only with a guide who will explain all places and will tell history of the palace and associated stories. We had with us the famous guide of Bundi, Kukki (Actually his son Ashwini) who explained every thing with great detail. I would recommend a guide for sure that would make your visit much more worthy. The paintings of Phool Mahal and Badal Mahal were really enchanting. Do visit the bedroom of the king which is normally locked but will be opened on request. It has exquisite wall and ceiling paintings where golden colour has been used in abundance. The guide told us that real gold has been used in these paintings. Main attraction of Bundi, worth a visit.
    Visited December 2019
    Written 1 January 2020
  • BangkokLoft
    Yeovil, United Kingdom575 contributions
    Faded glory but a great visit.
    We had read a whole variety of things in advance both positive and negative. The building is part awesome part fairytale, maybe built by goblins as Kipling suggested! Yes it is crumbling and yes not brilliantly maintained but somehow this adds to its charm. Also please think carefully before spending out on a guide. Many reviews suggest it is essential and indeed that you won’t gain access to the best rooms with the best murals without one. We found this to be nonsense. The palace staff not only showed us to the locked rooms but opened up and talked with real knowledge about the pictures and history....without payment or request for payment. Some of the murals are damaged but many are stunning. We walked on up to the fort above. Yes a steep climb but only 15 minutes walk and we were not troubled by monkeys and though the top bit is a bit derelict and uncared for you still had a sense that you were there with the ghosts of history and a sense of ages past. So, a very good visit and very helpful and polite staff.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 8 January 2020
  • steadyslack
    Exeter, United Kingdom1,273 contributions
    Crumbling Palace - not too late to save?
    Such a shame that the Palace is falling into ruins whilst there is a legal dispute over ownership. The State should seize it before it turns to dust! We enjoyed our brief tour, fab views of the city below and the forts on the hills either side. The decorative murals in the only internal part which we’re allowed to access are soon to be restored (so one’s told) but what about the fabric to which they are attached? Bundi itself is a dusty and filthy town, will it pull its socks up if the Palace is restored?
    Visited February 2020
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2020
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FHTR In Rajasthan
Jaipur, India5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Here one can see splendid scenes of royal activity, hunting, festivals, processions, court life, animals, birds and hunting and with it plenty of landscape — including forests, lakes, flowers and gardens. Some of the finest frescos were based on the Krishna-Leela theme.
Written 29 September 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,171 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Garh palace is the dominant feature of Bundi. As often, it is not just 1 palace, but rather a complex of many structures build over a long period, and located at the base of Taragarh fort. There is a parking down the bottom and it is a bit of a slippery, steep walk up. Some sections are open and in a fairly good condition, but I was stopped from going passed the beautiful Hathia Pol (they even tried to stop me from taking photographs of the gate !?). No reason was given and I learned afterwards that there are some exquisite paintings there . . .
India is not a rich country and there are unnumerable monuments to be maintained and restored. It is obvious there are simply not enough funds to brings this gem back to its former glory. Pity.
Written 24 March 2023
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Elizabeth J
14 contributions
Jan 2023
Lucky enough to visit when it was not busy. Lots of beautiful murals. Be sure to visit the Chitrasala which has the best ones.
Written 6 February 2023
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Dave O
Sydney, Australia169 contributions
Jan 2023
Garh Palace is worth looking at after you have been to Taragarh Fort above it. The Palace has seen better days but has great architecture and many different rooms and some lovely old frescos. Sadly the money has not been put into it to return it to its former glory but it is still an amazing place to walk around
Written 5 January 2023
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SarahTad
Perth, Australia16 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
The only word is whimsical. Light and airy with lots nooks to explore. Beautiful faded frescoes, mirrored doorways and painted ceilings. We got lucky and were shown behind normally locked doors into a bedroom where most is the frescoes were in great condition and lots of gold leaf/ paint still untouched. It blows your mind. Watch out for crazy monkeys but don’t miss the palace
Written 25 November 2022
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Shivali S
Ahmedabad, India73 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Garh palace is a cluster of many palaces and chitrashala built 800 years ago. It is Rajasthan 's oldest fort. The garh palace is located at the base of Taragarh fort.
Our guide Mrs. Hemlata Pawar gave us excellent tour to all the places inside with deep history knowledge and many local stories surrounding the fort. She being from Bundi made it more authentic.
Reaching garh palace was quite a slope, but history stories didn't make us realize at all that we climbed so much.
It was a mesmerizing place with beautiful Belgium glass work, mosaic work and paintings. Chitrashala has different paintings from the by gone Era well preserved even after 800 years!! Must visit.
Written 25 October 2022
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Andresdefencer
Dorking, UK33 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Arrived at 8-30am as we wanted to see this magnificent Palace alone, its a very steep walk up to the main gate but even my dear mum made it. Once inside you could imagine the life of these people ..if you can make it to the top and see Badal Mahal with the artwork then it was worth the walk..
I can see why Kipling loved this place
Written 4 October 2022
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Tatiana
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
The smell of animal excrements is sickening, the only part of the palace not forsaken is the ticket office where they squeeze 500 rupees out tourists, paintings are totally in ruin, there is no conservation, nothing really to see but entire halls left for the bats and monkey to roam, do not go!!! I don'y know what others have seen there to justify the 5* reviews, baffled.
Written 28 September 2022
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Dua1
Ludhiana, India153 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a treasure trove of Bundi miniature art paintings. The place has been ruined and plunderedbecuase of lack of interests by the decendants of the royal family of Bundi post independence. Now the palace has been leased out to a private operator and there are a lot of positive changes
Written 30 March 2021
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Laetitia L
8 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We are two French living and working in India since 5 months, and traveling in Rajasthan. They didn’t accept to give us the indien price (which is 10 times lower than foreigners price) even if we have an FRRO to prove it and we are volunteering so we don’t have any salary. It is unacceptable since we are working in India we should have the same price.
Very bad experience, they didn’t try to understand us, even if all the cities we did before always accepted.
I would not come again to this city.
Written 10 March 2021
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