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Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal

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Address: Garh Palace, Bundi 323001, India
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The "chitra shala" has an excellent in situ collection of Bundi paintings done in the typical miniature style. They depict so many aspects of the life of the royalty of those... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "chitra shala" has an excellent in situ collection of Bundi paintings done in the typical miniature style. They depict so many aspects of the life of the royalty of those times.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Inside the taragarh fort is this beautiful chitrashala which has well kept turquoise paintings, perfect backdrop for a perfect photo click. One needs to get the ticket (Rs.80 Indians) from the fort entrance and climb around 500 mtrs to reach this place.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The museum in protected by Archaeological division of the govt of India. The museum is at the Zanana section, which you can clearly understand with the help of the wall paintings. The paintings are well preserved, it depicts many local and mythological tales.

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Thank Sayantani C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

An old guy with a walking stick who was really jolly, walked me around and explained lots of the paintings to me. This is a beautiful place to visit. Not to be missed.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Off the Garh Palace, a path leads to the Chitrashala, housed in the Ummed Mahal, set amidst a landscaped garden. Spectacular Rajput style of paintings worn off here & there, depicting scenes from Lord Krishna's pastimes, adorn the walls & ceilings of this pavilion. Heritage conservation & art restoration is definitely the need of the hour, unless the ASI desires... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Steep climb, but worth it if you like these type of wall paintngs. Nice views of city and quiet. See these after the ones in the castle.

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Bhopal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Chitrashala is one of the outstanding monument and it is also known as Ummed Mahal. For art lovers it is just spectacular as blue, black and white colours paintings are quite vibrant. Palace is having glass work and ceilings are having magnificent paintings which are the major tourist attraction. A mughal style garden in the form of char Bagh pattern... More 

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New Germany, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is worth a visit if you have a guide to give you all the information about it. The gardes are small but still well groomed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Included in the ticket to the Taragarh Palace, the place offers a pretty good collection of paintings in the Bundi style. Bundi Style - where you see only on side of the face. Block 1 hour of your time.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

chitrshala is in the palace and you should visit, there are amazing bundi style paintings all around. but feels sad to see the place in poor maintenance. History needs to be preserved for the later generations. apparently there is a property dispute on the fort which is leading to the neglect

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