Kota City Guide

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.

Kaila Devi Fair

Located in the southern part of the Indian state of Rajasthan it stands on the eastern banks of the Chambal River. It is just 36 km away from the town of Bundi, Rajasthan. Summers in the city are hot (April to June) while winters in the city are cool (October – February). It has minor and slight rain fall between the month of June and August.

The history of Kota is associated with the history of Bundi. It was once the part of the former Rajput Empire of Bundi. In the year of 1624, it became an independent princely state. Rao Madho Singh, the son of the ruler of Bundi ruled the throne of Kota. In the year of 1818 it became the part of the British Empire. When India god its independence in 1947, it became a part of the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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 amongBook Your Tour 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, Rajasthan tours.

Major Tourist Attractions in Kota:-

City Fort Palace, Rao Madho Singh Museum, Chambal Gardens, Haveli of Deaji, Jagmandir Palace, Brij Vilas Palace Museum, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, Kota Barrage, Chhattar Bilas Gardens, Kishor Sagar Lake, etc.

Important Places of Tourist Interest around Kota:-

Bundi (35 km), Baroli (55 km), Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary (50 km).

Fairs & Festivals:-

Fairs and festivals of Dushehra.

Shopping in Kota:-

Cotton Sarees, Silk Sarees, Jewelleries, Handicrafts, Pottery.

Accommodation in Kota:-

Hotel Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Hotel Maharaja Palace, Hotel Umed Bhawan Palace, Palkiya Haveli, Hotel Navrang, Hotel Celebration, Hotel Everest, Hotel Phool Plaza, Rock Land, etc.

How to Get There:-

By Air:- There is no airport in Kota.

By Train:- Kota is well-connected by trains with major cities of Rajasthan.

By Road:- Kota is well-linked by roads with Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner.