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Garh Palace | The City Palace of Kota

Garh Palace is a large fort complex in Kota, built in 1264. It is also known by many names such as Kotah Garh, City Palace, and Kota Fort.

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Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

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Garh Palace, Kota

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Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota

The Garh Palace, situated in Kota, Rajasthan, comprises of a number of architectural structures in a single complex. It is also called the city palace and has a number of apartments, monuments etc, which were built at a different period of time by different, rules, and showcases Rajput heritage along with Mughal art.

The palace is adorned with imposing wall paintings, mirror walls, mirror ceilings, hanging illuminated lights and floral decorations. Breathtaking marble floorings and walls and stylish fashioned entrance, all these make City Palace a memorable location. There are beautiful gardens around the palace, which make it seem more beautiful.

City Palace encloses a grand museum enclosing huge collection of medieval weaponries, costumes and apparels of erstwhile kings and queens, artifacts and handicrafts showing the cultural heritage of the bygone splendid days. The Museum has been open to the public since 1970.

HISTORY

It is believed that the foundations of the Garh Palace were first laid in the year 1264 by Prince Jait Singh of Bundi on the spot where he sacrificed and buried the severed head of the defeated Bhil Chieftain Koteya who had previously ruled the region. The name ‘Kotah' is often said to memorialize the human sacrifice (nar bali) of Koteya, although it may equally reference the presence of a strong fort, or kot.

OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS

  • The Palace is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm
  • The Museum remain closed on Government Holidays

ENTRY FEE

  • The entry fee is just ₹10 (photography charges extra)

BEST TIME TO VISIT

  • November to February

LOCATION

Garh Palace

RJ SH 33, Kota, Rajasthan-324006

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