The gateway that leads into the museum is topped by stone elephants and once you enter, you’re taken back in time to a quintessential Raj existence. Kota is well known for its miniature paintings that flourished between the 17th and 19th century. The museum houses a number of such paintings depicting scenes from royal hunts, mythology, and religion.
The armoury section contains, among other finely crafted weapons, a sword that belonged to Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the last Hindu emperor of Delhi. A vast array of spears, armour suits, maces, and other lethal weapons are on show. Don’t forget to check out the 18th century matchlock rifles that are intricately carved with figures of animals, mythical beasts and floral patterns.
The photography section brings to life the world of the maharajas of Kota during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This museum is the cornerstone of places to visit in Kota.