Rao Madho Singh Museum
During the 17th century AD when Rajasthan was under the reign of the Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, Rao Ratan Singh, who was the ruler of Bundi, passed on the Kingdom of Kota to his son, Rao Madho Singh. As Kota was by the river Chambal, it was easy to navigate.
When the fort palace of Kota was converted to museum, all the interiors as well as furniture, the weapons and the firescoes in the palace have remained the same.
You have to cross the Hathian Pol, which is the enormous gate of the Kota Fort Palace, to enter the museum. You can see an ancient canon at the gateway and the elephants painted on either side of the gate.
The firescoes and the typial Rajasthani mirror works or glass work found on the huge portions of the walls of the museum are really breathtaking. Some amazing paintings of court scenes and hunting expeditions can also be seen here.
Timming and ticket priceRao Madho Singh Museum is open to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days of the week , except Friday and all other state holidays. The entry fee is Rs 20 for Indian tourists and Rs 50 for foreigner tourists. You have to pay Rs 50 for using still camera inside the museum. The charge for video shooting inside is Rs 75.
How to reach
As the museum is located at a convenient location, it is easily accessible from different areas of the state. You can easily reach the museum by local bus, local taxi or rickshaw. Articulate and deluxe buses conduct services at regular gap from Jaipur to Kota by Tonk, Devli and Bundi and it takes about five hours. Rao Madho Singh Museum is just 7 km away from Kota Airport and is just 9 km away from Kota Railway station.
Rao Madho Singh Museum, which throws light on the glorious past of Kota rulers, is one among the best museums in Rajasthan. It is sure the rare collection of gorgeous palanquins and antique furniture in Rao Madho Singh Museum takes you to the world that existed there 389 years ago. When you enter the Kota fort Palace, the remains of the royal grandeur with all it’s amazing artifacts really will thrill you.
Address: Rajasthan State Highway 33 Rajasthan State Electricity Board Area
Kota, Rajasthan, 324006