The Garh Palace
Built onto the slopes of a small hill, honey-colored Garh Palace is, indeed, magical - your standard, fairy-tale cupolas and loggias are all here, built into an impressive stone edifice (Garh Palace, after all, translates into "fort palace"), while crumbling murals cover practically the entirety of the palace walls, with the most impressive housed in the Chitra Shala.
History of The Garh Palace
The construction of Garh palace was begun by Rao Balwant Singh in 1580. Garh palace has a cadaverous history, and the most famous among them is that of Hada Rani. Legend says that she was a newly wed bride whose husband was going to battle. Hada Rani’s husband didn’t want to leave her and so he came back from the outskirts of the battlefield. When she heard of his return, she was filled with disgust, for a true Rajput never leaves the scene of a battle until victory or death is his. Hada Rani chopped off her head, and it was sent to her husband as he entered the gates of the palace.
Description of The 84 Pillar Cenotaph
It is basically a two storyed structure acting as a cenotaph has become the victims in the hands of natural calamities. But, astonishingly, its roots are so strong that it still its brightness is intact. This centoph is a stunning success in it itself and is supported by 84 pillars. A short flight of steps leads into the domed structure. The second storey is based on a flat roof with a large bulbous dome in the middle complemented by four smaller domes on each corner of the roof.
Each of these domes is crowned with narrow spires, and a few smaller domes lie around these main cupolas.The sides of the pedestal are decorated with carvings of animals, and the pillars are engraved with beautiful images of contemporary Rajput lifestyle during the 17th century. The ceilings of the pavilions on both storeys are colourfully painted with battle scenes, Rajput fish symbols, horses and traditional images.