The great Chauhan clan of Rajputs acording to legends sprang out of the sacred sacrificial fire held eons ago at Mt. Abu and hence they are called Agni Kula or the Five Race Rajputs. They came in to history around 5th-6th century AD and were taken into Hindu fold by a purification ceremony in front of the sacred fire.Bundi and Kota was once a single principality ruled by Hada Chauhans. The Hada Chauhans overpowered the Meenas and the Bhil tribes of Chambal valley and established the kingdom of Hadoti Kota State was founded in 1624 AD. The first independent ruler was Madho Singh (1624-1648 AD) and was the younger brother of Maharao of Bundi.
They claimed their descent from the famous king Prithviraj-III, the last hindu emperor of Delhi.
The city of Kota and later the state took their name after Koteya, the brigand tribal chieftain who was slain in the battle by prince Jaitsi of Bundi in 1241 AD.
The impressive fort stands like a senetrenal over the chambal valley.
MADHO SINGH MUSEUM
Has a rich collection of Rajput miniature paintings of Kota school, sculptures, frescos and a good collection of weaponary.
A monument built in the middle of Kishore Sagar Lake
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