Attractions in Kota
Palace and the Rao Madho Singh Museum - The City Fort Palace is situated by the
side of the Kota Barrage overlooking the Chambal
River. The fort and the palace complex is one
of the largest of its kind in Rajasthan. On
the right side of the complex's central courtyard
lies the Rao Madho Singh Museum. The museum
has an exceptional collection of Rajput miniature
paintings of the Kota School, exquisite sculptures,
frescoes and armoury.
The Government Museum
- The Government Museum is housed in
Brij Vilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar Tank.
museum houses a collection of rare coins, manuscripts,
stone idols and other sculptural fragments mainly
from the archaeological sites at Bardoli and
Island Palace - The fascinating Jagmandir
Palace is located on a small island in the Kishore
Sagar Lake. It was built in 1740 by one of the
Maharanis of Kota. The palace is best seen early
in the morning, though it looks wonderful during
any time of the day. You can enjoy the boat
rides in the waters surrounding the palace.
The Keshar Bagh, which is famous for its royal
cenotaphs, also lies in the vicinity.
Chambal Gardens - To the south of the fort on the banks of the
Chambal river is located the Chambal Gardens.
This beautifully landscaped garden at AmarNiwas
is a popular picnic spot.In the garden
you will also find a pond populated by
| Quick Getaways near Kota
- Bardoli is located 45 km southwest
of Kota on the way to Rana Pratap Sagar. Set
is a peaceful area, though Muslim armies damaged
many of these 9th century temples, much still
remains. The main temple is Ghateshwara Temple,
which has some impressive columns. Many of the
sculptures from the temple are put on display
in the Brij Vilas Palace Museum in Kota.
Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary
- The 250 sq km Darrah wildlife sanctuary
is located about 50 km from Kota. Here you will
find spotted deers, wild boars, bears, sambhars,
leopards, panthers and antelopes.
Activites in Kota
Buy what the city is famous for - Kota sarees. Made
out of cotton and silk threads, this particular system
of weaving has long since disappeared from the place
of its origin, Mysore, but has been kept alive in
There & Away to Kota
||Kota does not have
an airport of its own. The nearest airport is
Jaipur (240 km).
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.
bus station in Kota is located on Bundi Road
near the eastern bank of the Chambal River.
There is a good bus service from Kota to Ajmer,
Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner.