Housed in Kotah’s historic City Palace the ancestral seat of the Raos and Maharaos of Kotah the Museum has been open to the public because 1970 C.E. The Museum has rich collections of palms and armour, royal regalia and ritual paraphernalia, textiles and objets d’art, and international–famous miniature paintings and wall frescos. According to way of life, the foundations of the City Palace were first laid in 1264 C.E. via Prince Jait Singh of Bundi immediate in which he sacrificed and buried the severed head of the defeated Bhil Chieftain Koteya who had previously dominated the location.
The call ‘Kotah' is regularly said to memorialize the human sacrifice of Koteya, despite the fact that it can similarly reference the presence of a sturdy castle, or kot. Kotah achieved de facto independence from Bundi in 1624 C.E. While Rao Ratan Singh of Bundi’s 2nd son Rao Madho Singh asserted sovereignity over Kotah City and eight surrounding districts. Seven years later in 1631 C.E., the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan issued an Imperial proclamation confirming Kotah’s independence. Madho Singh’s descendants endured to rule Kotah frequently inside the carrier of the Mughal and British Empires till 1948 C.E. Whilst the Kingdom officially merged with independent India.