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Situated on the eastern bank of the Chambal River in the state of Rajasthan, Kota is located on a high sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau. The Mokandarra hills run from southeast to Kota, North West of the town. Once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. It was in 1624 that Mughal emperor Jehangir partitioned Bundi and made Kota an independent state. Kota became a part of the British Empire in 1818 and later a part of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Today, besides being Rajasthan’s industrial centre, Kota also serves as army headquarters. Summers in Kota are quite hot. The city experiences scant rainfall between June and August. Winters are cool and are the best times to visit the city.

The city of Kota was once the part of the former Rajput Empire of Bundi. In the 17th century it became an independent princely state. Kota is widely known for its several monuments that depict the past glory of the city. Magnificent forts, palaces and gardens of the city deserve the attention of travellers not only from all over India but also abroad.

Today Kota is a major tourist destination of Rajasthan. It is Rajasthan’s fifth largest city. It is often described as the industrial capital of Rajasthan. The city has lots of interesting places to see and explore. Forts, Palaces, Gardens, etc are main attractions of the city. The 17th century City Fort Palace is the major landmark and an important attraction of tourist interest in the city. It stands on the eastern banks of the Chambal River. It is one of the largest fort complexes in the state. While exploring the fort complex visitors have golden opportunity to see beautiful rocky bastion and ramparts with stunning domes and balustrades. There is the magnificent Hathi Pol (Elephant Gate) built in the 17th century. It is the entrance to the fort complex.

Rao Madho Singh Museum also worth exploring on Kota city tours. In is one of the finest museums in Rajasthan and worth exploring on Rajasthan tours. The museum houses a great collection of artifacts, miniature paintings, ancient murals, wall paintings, beautiful sculptures and ancient arms. Jagmandir Palace, situated in the middle of picturesque Kishor Sagar Lake is a not to be missed attraction of tours in Kota, Rajasthan. It was built by one of the queens of Kota in the year of 1740. Its reflection in crystal clear water of the lake offers spellbinding effect on visitors with breathtaking views. Adjacent to the picturesque Kishor Sagar Lake there is the Brij Vilas Palace Museum. It is a small government museum.

Haveli of Deaji of Kota is a beautiful mansion in Rajasthan. It is famous among tourists and travellers for its beautiful frescoes, murals, and miniature paintings. And Chambal Garden is also a not to be miss attraction of city tours in Kota. It is an enchanting picnic spot in Kota with picture-perfect locations. Visitors can see here a Crocodiles’ Pond. Kota Barrage, Chhattar Bilas Gardens with a number of royal cenotaphs, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, etc are other worth visit attractions of Kota.

Places of Interest:

City Palace, The Fort overlooking Chamba River, Jagmandir - artificial water reservoir, Brig Vilas Palace Museum, Rao Madho Singh Museum and Darrah Wild Life Sanctuary - 50 Kms away from Kota.


By Air: Nearest Jaipur: 245 Kms.

By Rail: Well connected with Delhi - Jaipur - Bombay.

By Road: Jaipur: 245 Kms, Udaipur: 270 Kms, Chittaurgarh: 158 kms, Bundi: 36 kms, Sawai Madhopur: 240 kms, Agra: 453 kms, Delhi: 504 kms.

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