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Sukh Mahal

Sukh Mahal, built during the reign of Umed Singh is positioned by the lake Jait Sagar. The main attraction of Sukh Mahal is a white marble Chhatri or an umbrella. There is an amazing Umbrella at the terrace of the second storey of the mahal. This Chhatri is the prime attraction of Sukh Mahal. As the name suggest, the motive behind the creation of the Sukh Mahal was to add to the pleasure of the princes who used it to carry out their evil deeds. The princes staying in this Sukh Mahal used to hunt boars in the close by forest areas. Also popular as Sukh Sagar and Palace of Bliss, it was host to Rudyard Kipling who wrote “Kim” during his stay here in the 19th century. It is one of the most visited summer palace situated near Kota at Bundi. With the hill at the backstage, and being surrounded by luxuriant and thriving garden, Sukh Mahal is a treat to the tourists. It lies by the lake Jait Sagar which makes it appear as if its foundation is under the water. It is designed with some superb statues and typical Bundi art. One can find a touch of Mughal art in the paintings that adorn the walls of the palace. Another interesting fact about this Mahal is that it is said to be connected with the old palace through a hidden underground tunnel made to ensure safe escape for the king and others in his kingdom in case of any attack. Sukh Mahal, with its beautiful setting is a sought after site in Bundi as it offers peace and a sense of calmness to its visitors away from the hassles of daily city life. It is surely worth a visit. It is now turned into a museum and is open for the visitors to see around the palace.

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