Sukh Mahal, Bundi

Sukh Mahal, BundiSukh Mahal is an extravagant palace situated on the banks of the Sukh Sagar Lake. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden that complements the palace well. It no doubt represents the kind of lifestyle that the royal classes led.

A brief history of the palace

It was constructed during the rule of Raja Umed Singh, the key objective being to escape interference from the Rao and provide the princes with administrative interference. It is believed that an underground tunnel runs from the Sukh Mahal in Bundi to the old palace. The highpoint of the construction is a white marble chattri (umbrella) that is central to the second storey roof. The renowned writer Rudyard Kipling spent time at this palace and found inspiration for his work 'Kim'. The Sukh Mahal is an interesting subject for architectural analysis and has been described by many historians as a class apart, among the many palaces and forts in Rajasthan.

Make sure you take your camera along as this structure makes perfect material for a picture postcard you might want to send to a friend. So plan a trip to Bundi, the city of arts or kaladham as it houses several monuments, palaces and the fort. The Sukh Mahal is undoubtedly a class apart.


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