Kota Rajasthan

Attractions in Kota

City Palace, Kota

City 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

the Brij Vilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar Tank. The museum houses a collection of rare coins, manuscripts, stone idols and other sculptural fragments mainly from the archaeological sites at Bardoli and Jhalawar.

Jagmandir 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

Jagmandir Island Palace, Kota
you will also find a pond populated by crocodiles.
Quick Getaways near Kota

Bardoli - 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 Kota.

Getting There & Away to Kota

Flights to Kota Kota does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Jaipur (240 km).
Trains to 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.
Car and Bus Service to Kota
The main 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.
Kota Holiday Packages

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