Kota Travel Guide
Kota is the perfect example of the right balance between classic charm and modern feel. The city has come up to be the hub for students preparing for entrance exams. But there are many layers to this beautiful city that remain unexplored.
For travelers from across the globe, the city offers an escapade of palaces that boast of Rajasthani culture and heritage, numerous gardens that are like a mirage in the barren desert land, various temples dedicated to Hindus and Jains, and cenotaphs which are an integral part of Rajput and Rajasthani architecture. The city has a modern edge yet has held its rustic roots, which gives it a such a pleasing characteristic.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
24°C to 45°C
(April to June)
40°C to 45°C
(July to Sep)
30°C to 36°C
(Oct to Feb)
An Amazing Juxtaposition of Majestic Medieval Age and Modernity.
Kota is located on the south-eastern side of the Rajasthan state and the well-known Chambal River flows through the town making the weather of this city better than other arid places of the state. Astonishingly unexplored, Kota is a home to some splendid treasures and sightseeing points, which will surely create awesome memories for tourists. Indestructible fortresses, huge palaces and lovely waterways add to the charm of this place. More to this are the exotic wildlife across nearby sanctuaries and the delicate fresco paintings that add hues of color to those old world charm.
In present day, Kota is a modern town that boasts of Asia's largest fertilizer plant (CFCL) and an atomic power station nearby. The place is also a professional-course preparatory zone, wherein students from all nearby places come to attend specialized coaching centers. Nevertheless, this city has maintained an amazing adjacency between the relics of the past and modern developments.
The prime attractions here in Kota are the City Palace and the surrounding fort, which is said to be one of largest such complexes in entire Rajasthan. The palace was the royal residence with the Kota princedom’s treasury, arsenal, courts and state offices; Kishore Sagar is a picturesque artificial lake made in 1346. It has a small island amid lined with palm trees and an enchanting palace of Jagmandir.; Brij Vilas Bhavan Museum is small government museum with collection of 9th - 12th century stone idols, miniature paintings and sculptural fragments.; Chhattar Bilas Garden is a famous place near Kishore Sagar, which contain the Kshar Bagh - the impressive royal cenotaphs.; and not to miss the Chambal Gardens in Kota are on the riverbank south of the fort. Once can enjoy a relaxed boat ride from here and rejoice the tour.