Kotha Bastion Museum is a popular place of attraction in Gujarat. The museum showcases finest collections of copper plates, inscriptions, sculptures and coins. It also exhibits rare whale skeleton before the tourists as well. The museum is one of the renowned places to visit in India due to its connection with old history and mythology of the region.
Every year people around the world and from India comes here to admire the architectural masterpiece of this palace museum along with exploring the various fascinating sections or rooms. The museum offers genuine accounts of the periods of Jamnagar under the erstwhile rulers and also portrays detail information on the artistic tastes and armory collections of the royal dynasties of the city.
This palace museum has been constructed like that of a fort where the lake serves as the natural moat. Tourists have to use ferry to reach for the stone causeway which acts as the main link between this museum and the lake. The turrets and towers which surround the palace were previously used for storing arsenals by the soldiers. Presently, they are housing entire collections of age old and antique arsenal collections in the state. The most notable feature of the museum includes a well that was built during the period of Jam Ranmaliji’s reign for ensuring ample supply of drinking water for the people during the drought of 1834 and 1846. This well is considered to be the remarkable masterpiece of medieval engineering and science as it helps to draw out water with a simple blow of a hole.
There are many things to be seen in the museum apart from the well. This museum comes with a wide range of collections of muskets and guns. It also showcases artifacts that dates back to the period of 9th and 18th century A.D. Visitors will also get to see sculptures, pottery, wooden carvings, statutes, copperplates of 10th century and various age old photographs. The museum has also gained limelight for the wall frescos and murals that exhibit famous scenes of legendary wars that involved erstwhile rulers of the state.
Where is it located?
This museum is located in an island of Ranmlal Lake in Jamnagar. As Jamnagar have good road networks with various cities of Gujarat so there will be no difficulty in reaching the spot of tourist attraction in the state.