The Bundi school of painting was an important Rajasthani miniature style popular from the 17th to 19th century in both Bundi and Khota. It includes lush vegetation, dramatic skies, and moving water.
The hereditary rulers of Bundi used the title Rao but were granted the use of the title Rajah by the Mughals. The Garh Palace was built by Rao Ummed Singh and the paintings are from 1773 – 1821. The sun is the symbol of the Bundi royal dynasty, claiming lineage from Ram.
The Chitrasalah, part of the Garh Palace was built in the 18th century. The walls and ceilings are completely covered with both real and imagined scenes and my photographs are mainly from this site. The dominant colours are green and blue. I visited Tonk, Bundi and Khota in November 2015 and could not believe the beauty, the gilding and the exquisite details. It was quite overwhelming.