Garh Palace

Garh Palace, Bundi: Hours, Address, Garh Palace Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Jonathan K
Princeton, NJ367 contributions
Mar 2020
Not sure I would go way out of my way to see this fort and palace, but if you stay in Bundi (and you should), it is definitely worth a look. We went just before it closed due to coronavirus, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The structure is crumbling but impressive, the view is awesome, and the paintings are a treat. Make sure to appreciate the massive, fortified doors and associated hardware. To address a couple of concerns expressed in other reviews: 1) The monkeys pretty much left us alone; we took a stick for protection, but didn't need it. 2) we are 60 years old and pretty healthy, but hardly competitive athletes. The climb was definitely taxing, but eminently doable, and should not discourage you from visiting.
Written 22 March 2020
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mwspear
Rothesay, UK105 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This old palace has bags of Indian character.. well worth the steep climb from the old town, it’s faded glories remind you of a bygone age.
Written 2 March 2020
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drarunkumar24
New Delhi, India48 contributions
Feb 2020
The Garh palace is not easily accessable, but if you are fond of mosaics,murals and architecture, this palace should not be missed if you are in the vicinity of Kotah.(Rajasthan). It is a pity that this magnificent historical structure is not better maintained, Nevertheless, even in it's present state it inspires awe & delight.
Avoid summer months.
Written 28 February 2020
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steadyslack
Exeter, UK1,252 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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?
Written 24 February 2020
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Susan G
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Feb 2020
We enjoyed our visit. Some of the paintings are breathtaking. Particularly liked the woman’s quarters . The views from the top over Bundi town are spectacular.
Not wildly happy with foreigners having to pay so much more than Indians to get into part of the building. But you pay or you don’t see it ?
Written 16 February 2020
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Richy_gtown
North Geelong, Australia393 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Stunning and beautiful, some paintings are still in good order on the walls and view across the city is worth the walk around. The building is highly detailed in stonework and painting.
Written 10 February 2020
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Tinsey J
Auckland Central, New Zealand28 contributions
Dec 2019
The palace is really interesting. It has great frescoes on the wall that make for a fascinating visit. We had an excellent guide who really brought the history of the palace (and the frescoes) to life. His name was Narendra Hada. Narendra_hada@yahoo.co.in. +919460862622.
Written 27 January 2020
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BangkokLoft
Yeovil, UK573 contributions
Jan 2020
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.
Written 8 January 2020
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