Kota State

Kota State
Kotah State
कोटा रियासत
Princely State of British India
17th century–1949
Flag Coat of arms
Kota State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
  Established 17th century
  Independence of India 1949
  1931 14,828 km2 (5,725 sq mi)
  1931 685,804 
Density 46.3 /km2  (119.8 /sq mi)
Today part of Rajasthan, India
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Kota State, also known as Kotah State, was a state in India, centered on the city of Kota, now located in Rajasthan State of the India.

The town of Kota was once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. It became a separate princely state in the 17th century. The state belonged to the Kotah-Jhalawar Agency which had headquarters at Kota and was a subdivision of the Rajputana Agency.[1]


In 1631 Kota state seceded from Bundi State. Between 18 Jun 1707 and 8 Sep 1713 it was briefly reunited with Bundi again.

On 26 Dec 1817 Kota state became a British protectorate. It was ruled by Rajputs of the Chauhan dynasty and the Hada clan who were granted a hereditary salute of 17 guns by the British.[2]


Kota State's rulers bore the title 'Maharao'.[3]


Marriage of Maharaja Bhim Singh II of Kotah.
Maharao Ram Singh II of Kota (reigned 1827-1866) Hunting with Maharao Ram Singh of Bundi (reigned 1828-1866)
Melancholy courtesan of Kota or Bundi palace. 1610

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Coordinates: 25°11′N 75°50′E / 25.18°N 75.83°E / 25.18; 75.83

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