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 decorated with beautiful paintings along with mirror ceilings and mirror walls. The floor beneath is made of breathtakingly pristine marbles. There are beautiful gardens around the palace, which make it seem more beautiful. There is a grand museum in this complex, which displays royal regalia, arms and ammunitions among other things.
History of the Attraction
It is generally argued that the foundation of the city palace was laid as early 1264 C. E. The city palace was founded by the prince of Bundi, Jait Singh, after he defeated and killed the ruler Koteya in this very spot. One view is that the name of Kota is derived from that human sacrifice.
The palace is inside the city of Kota and therefore, is easily accessible by public transport.
Things to Do in and Around
The Museum in the palace complex is a must visit, especially if you are a history enthusiast.
Opening/Closing Timings and days
The palace is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.
The place is open every day of the week from 9 am to 5 am
The entry fee of this place is 10 rupees.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this area would be from November to February, when the temperature remains somewhat low, and the climate is not too harsh.