a beautiful town in Rajasthan lies along the eastern bank of the Chambal
River. Kota has its untouched wealth of impressive forts, opulent palaces
and splendid temples. Museums in Kota have a rich collection of art and
artifacts and some elaborately painted chambers. The present day edifices
and heavy industries have made Kota the industrial heartland of Rajasthan.
Kota in Rajasthan has some major plants like the Hydro Electric Plant and
the Nuclear Power Plant. Dussehra is one of the prime festivals of Kota and
thousands tourists participate in this festival every year.
The Most Popular Sights to Visit in Kota
Neelkanth mahadev's temple is one among the oldest temples of the city. It
is situated in eastward of the palace. There is a beautiful water tank of
Visvanath and a statue of four faced Shiva here. Twelve miles away from this
place there is a 200 feet high waterfall.
Shiva temple of Bardoli built in 8th century is situated 30 miles from Kota
and is famous for artistic beauty.
Maharao Madho Singh Museum
Based in the old palace, the museum has a superb collection of Rajput
miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, frescoes and
armory. The museum also has a rich repository of artistic items used by the
Bhainsrodgarh Fort stands on the right bank of the Chambal River and a
village lies within the fort. The fort is set amidst charming surroundings.
An ancient temple of Gaipar Nath Mahadev on the way is an ideal picnic spot.
Dara game sanctuary
Fifty km from Kota surrounded by hills is a valley called Dara. Many
animals including leopards, Neel gava, deer and different type of birds can
be seen in this sanctuary. Waters of Amjar River further add to the beauty
of this region.
The Government Museum
Housed in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar, the museum displays
a rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and a representative selection
of Hadoti sculpture. Especially noteworthy is an exquisitely sculptured
statue brought here from Bardoli.
Hot Attraction in Kota
- Dussehra is the most colorful festival celebrated in
Kota, Rajasthan. This festival of Hindus shows victory of good over evil.
Nowhere in India, Dussehra is celebrated like Kota. Dussehra lies between
Sep - Oct of every year and thousands of tourists from every part of the
world come to Kota to enjoy this festival.
Traveling to Kota - Made Easy
Kota - one of the richest cities of Rajasthan is worth a visit. If you have
added Kota travel in your tour to Rajasthan itinerary, then know all the
routes to tour Kota before leaving your place.
Easiest air route to Kota is from Delhi via Jaipur (240 km from Kota).
Delhi is around 500 km away from Delhi, the capital city of India. If you
are already in Delhi, then wish to travel by air, and then board a flight
till Jaipur, nearest airport from Kota. From Jaipur you can hire a private
vehicle or pick a Rajasthan tourism bus to reach Kota.
You can also board a train which will take you to Kota via Sawai Madhopur.
Kota falls on the Delhi-Mumbai main line. One can pick the train whichever
stops at Kota. You can also board a train from Jaipur and Ajmer, if you are
already there. Tour to Kota by rail is of 10hrs from Delhi and 5hrs from
Kota is accessible from all the major cities of Rajasthan by road. There is
a good bus service from Kota to Ajmer (6 hours), Chittorgarh (6 hours),
Jaipur (6 hours), Udaipur (6 hours), Jodhpur (11 hours) and Bikaner (12
How to Approach Kota
: Kota has its small domestic airport but the nearest
international airport is Jaipur (240 km) from Kota.
: Kota railway station is located at the extreme northern
end of the town. As Kota is on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line via Sawai
Madhopur, a number of trains pass through and stop here. It takes about 10
hours to reach Kota from Delhi by train.
: There is a good bus service from Kota to Ajmer,
Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner.