Kota


Situated on the eastern banks of River Chambal in southern Rajasthan, the city of Kota is known for its historical palaces and temples that reflecting the royal glory of the bygone era. Though not as popular as some of the other tourist cities of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer, to name a few, Kota has its own distinctive charm that cant be experienced anywhere else.

The historical city of Kota was once a part of the Rajput kingdom of Bundi, but came into its own when Kota the Mughal emperor Jehangir defeated the rulers of Bundi. Hence the princely state of Kota came into existence in 1624. These days, the city is getting modernized with the developments of chemical and other industries. The irrigation and power project of Chambal River Valley Project has also led to the overall development of the area.

Kota is best loved for its numerous gardens, palaces and havelis that are reflect the glorious heritage of those times. Kota's premier tourist attractions are the Chambal Gardens, Maharao Madho Singh Museum and Jag Mandir. The Haveli of Devatji deserves a special mention for its splendid frescoes and ornate rooms decorated with lovely wall paintings.

From Kota, you can enjoy a number of excursions to the nearby places of interest. Just 48kms from Kota lies Bardoli that is the most oldest of temple complexes in Rajasthan and boasts of an exquisite image of Natraj. The Bhanddeora Temple, remains of Garhgachh and Sitabari also make for interesting viewing.

Kota is easily accessible by a wide means of transportation services. The nearest airport to Kota is the one at Jaipur. The city is also well connected with major cities of North India as it lies on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route. Also there are many buses that operate on the highways connecting Kota to cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur.



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