Garh Palace

Chitrashala
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Garh Palace, Bundi, Rajasthan - 323001.

Open & Close:

Open on all days: From 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees:

Foreigner – INR 100 per person
Indian – INR 10 per person

Duration:

Approx 2 Hours

Garh Palace, one of the best palaces in Rajasthan, is called Bundi Palace by the locals. Garh Palace in Bundi, a magnificent building, is a fine example of Rajput architecture, housing some of the superb Bundi frescoes. This massive palace was built by Raja Rao Ratan Singh Hada between 1607 AD and 1631 AD. Placed (localized) near the Taragarh Fort, Garh Palace resembles a clinging structure when seen from the top. Garh Palace houses miniature paintings of the best school of paintings in India - "Bundi School of Painting”. The Bundi Palace is easily recognizable by the elephants built at its entrance. There is a "Phool Mahal" and "Badal Mahal" in the vicinity of the palace. You can see good wall paintings, including a wonderful Chinese inspired ceiling, divided into petal shapes and decorated with peacocks etc. The Garh Palace of Bundi is considered one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Overlooking the city, this imposing building, somewhat decrepit, actually houses three palaces built during 17th & 18th centuries. A visit to Bundi Palace is worth the time, money and endeavour. One enters the Bundi Garh Palace through a gigantic gate, being escorted by stone-built elephants on either side, into Ratan Daulat. Ratan Daulat was built by Maharao Ratan Singh. Ratan Daulat is a very interesting structure forming a stable for nine horses and a Hathiya Pol. Upstairs, a magnificent white marble throne dominates the courtyard. Then we go to Chatra Mahal built by Maharao Chhatrasal Singh. It has beautiful murals in turquoise green, blue and yellow tones. Note, the each pillar rests on four elephants in the Hathiya Pol and the wooden doors are inlaid with ivory. Rudyard Kipling, when visited Garh Palace, said that it seemed to be built by goblins rather than men. Its poor state of preservation gives it a decadent and romantic air.

Bundi Tour Packages

Historical Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour

Historical Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - fatehpur sikri - Udaipur - jaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi

Cultural Rajasthan Tour

Cultural Rajasthan Tour

14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination : Delhi- Mandawa- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Kumbhalgarh- Udaipur- Bundi-Ranthambhore- Jaipur

Cities of Rajasthan India Tour

Cities of Rajasthan India Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination : Delhi-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Chittorgarh-Bijaipur-Bundi-Kota-Jaipur

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa

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