“Its not the events of our lives that shape us, but the meaning we attach to those events.”
Such was the event of Kota Garh Palace Museum visit organised jointly by KOTA CITY BLOG & KOTA HERITAGE SOCIETY. It took place on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Twenty enthusiastic people from around the city became a part of this experiential visit.
Kota Garh Palace Museum has rich collection of arms & armours, royal regalia, silver gilt thrones, elephant howdahs which spoke so much about the bygone era.
Victoria Singh, treasurer of Kota Heritage Society, who was our experience leader for the visit led us to the various parts of the Palace, revealing the historic events that shaped Kotah.
The city palace had not only preserved the museum but also many stories of the kingdom, local city and its people. Each painting on the wall gave a detailed account about the culture, daily lifestyle, norms, traditions, and working of the people of our city. Even the windows and balcony of the Palace gave a mesmerizing scenic look to our city Kota.
The map with events of 1857-58 introduced us to all the times of British existence. There was also a spectacular Arial view image of the Fort that almost left everybody in a wow mode.
Exploring the backside of the fort, we witnessed that Kota bairrage dam built up in 1960 had major effects on the garh palace buildings. It flooded the basements of Jhala Haveli and the blasting for construction severly damaged it so that over time it has become a derelict ruin. The large wall paintings were removed prior to the blasting and are on display in the National Museum in Delhi.
The preserved skins of Deer, Indian Lion, Bear, Indian Bison, etc. indicated towards the hobby of hunting that the Royal Families possess.
That’s not all! Have a look at our gallery to enjoy some more of the City Palace.
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