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Kota Tourism Guide
An amazing, juxtaposition of majestic medieval age and modern industrialization,
mainly the Hydro Electric Plant on the Chambal River and the Nuclear
Power Plant has a few traces of its past still left. The fort overlooking
the river Chambal is the foremost tourist attraction. It also houses
the museum with a rich collection of art and artefacts and some elaborately
Earlier it was a part of Bundi state, but later it grew to be a bigger
state. What retains the past glory are the untouched wealth of impressive
forts, opulent palaces and temples dating back over several centuries.
These temples were conquered by the Hada chieftain Rao Deva. It was
at the time of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir that Rao Ratan Singh gifted
this territory to his son Madho Singh. The Kota state reflects in
the form of a beautiful collection of Stone Idols (murties) in the
Raj Mahal, embellished with gold stained glass work on the walls,
the silver mirror work on ceilings and the marvelous wall paintings.
The south eastern region of Rajasthan known as Hadoti comprises of
Bundi, Baran, Jahalwar and Kota is treasure of history dating back
to several centuries. Prehistoric caves, paintings, formidable forts
and the mighty chambal river hurtling from the Vindhyas are dotted
in the region.
Tourist Places in Kota
Maharao Madho Singh Museum
Situated in the old palace, it houses a rich collection of Rajput
miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, frescoes,
arms and other valuable antiques. The museum is the treasure bouse
of artistic items used by the former rulers of Kota. Timings : 11AM
to 5 PM Entry Fee : Rs.7/- per person for Indians and Rs 40 per person
for foreign tourist Camera Fee: Rs.35/- and Rs. 70/- Phone No. : 323040
Holiday : Every Friday and National Holidays
It is situated in Brijvilas Palace, Kshar bagh near Kishore Sagar
Lake. It has superb collection of rare coins, manuscripts and representative
selection of Hadoti sculpture. A piece brought here from Baroli (Badoli)
is noteworthy for its beauty and historical interest. Timings : 10AM
to 5 PM Entre Fee : Rs.2/- Phone No. : 328443 Holiday : Every Friday
and National Holidays Photography is prohibited. It is allowed only
with the permission of Director of Archaeology and Museums, Jaipur.
Kishore Sagar - Jag Mandir
Kishore Sagar, a picturesque artificial lake was constructed in 1346
by the prince Dhee Deh of Bundi. Jagmandir and aesthetic monument
was built in the middle of the lake with ripples of the blue waters
enhancing the serenity. Boating facility is an added attraction of
the place. Near the lake is Kshar Bagh, famous for its royal cenotaphs.
General Information About Kota
General Population : 537000
Area : 193.58 Sq. km
Altitude : 251.1 metres
Temperature: Summer Mean Max . 43.3"C Mean Min 35.6"
C, Winter Mean Max 30.5"C Mean Min 11.6"C
Clothing: Summer Cotton, Winter Woollens
Best Season: Sept. to March
Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani & English.
Baroli ( Badoli ) 48 km.
On the way to Rana Pratap Sagar Dam lies one oldest and most spectacular
temple complexes in Rajasthan belonging to the 9th century AD. It
is built a little before the classical period of temple building.
The craftsmanship seen here is stunning. The carvings and the figure
of Natraj, Shiva as cosmic dancer, on the door of the mandap are bewitching.
There are many interesting shrines that can be visited here.
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam & Bhainsrodgarh 55 km.
These two places come under Chittaurgarh district. Bhainsrodgarh is
located on the bank of Chambal River. It has wonderful natural surroundings
and a whole village is established in the fort. On the way, the ancient
temple of Gapernath Mahadev can be visited which is a beautiful picnic
Bahnddeora Temple ( Ramgarh ) 110 km.
It is situated in Baran district. Built in the 11th century, and was
renovated in 12th century. Perched on Ramgarh hill, the best way to
reach the temple is by a jeep. This temple is now in ruins.
The Remains of Garhgachch 110 km.
These 9th and 13th century temples, made of red stone are in Baran
Nahargarh Fort 145 km.
The fort is an example of Mughal architecture made of red stone.
Sitabari 120 km.
Situated near the village of Kelwara inBaran district, this is a beautiful
picnic spot. The old temples of Sita, Laxman and seven water tanks
are worth a visit. Every year a tribal fair is held in the month of
May/June.SHERGARH 125 km
Situated near Atru village inBaran district, the fort of Shergarh
is an important monument.
Fort of Shahbad & Mosque 160 km.
This fort was constructed by Chauhan King Mukutman in 1577 AD. The
mosque here ws made during the time of Aurangzeb and is the biggest
mosque in Rajasthan.
Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary 50 km.
A thickly wooded forest, along the south-east border of Kota, adjacent
to the mountain range, is the former royal hunting preserve.
It has been converted into a wildlife sanctuary where panther, spotted
deer, tiger, wild boar and boar live without any threat to their lives.
Rock Paintings of Alaniya River 25 km.
from Kota, rock paintings are found on the banks of river Alaniya.
How to Reach Kota
Air: There is a small aerodrome, which is not operational.
Nearest main airport is Jaipur (240 km).
Rail: Kota is well connected by Train with all major cities
in the state and outside the state.
Road : Kota is located on the N.H. No. 12 (Jaipur - Jabalpur)
and well connected with all major ciites.