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Introduction

Kota is a famous for its industries as well as natural beauty. It is situated on the bank of the river Chanbal in the southeast Rajasthan. The history of Kota is linked with the history of Bundi. Both Bundi and Kota came under the rule of the Chauhans in the 12th century. The descendents of the Chauhans set up their capital at Bundi and ruled from here. While Bundi was the capital, Kota formed the land granted to the eldest son of the ruler. This arrangement continued until 1624. In 1624, Emperor Jahangir, the great Mughal ruler, partitioned Bundi and made Kota an independent state. Rao Madho Singh, son of the ruler of Bundi, ascended the throne of Kota. It became a part of the British Empire in 1818 and later became a part of the Indian state of Rajasthan, when it gained independence in 1947.

Area 193.58 sq km
Altitude 251.1 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-29.7 C-42.6 C Winter-11.0 C-24.5 C
Language Hindi, English & Rajasthani
STD Code 0744
Rainfall 885.6 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

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How to get there

  1. Air :-Kota does not have an airport of its own. Kota railway station is located at the extreme northern end of the town. There is a small aerodrome, which is not operational. Nearest airport is Jaipur (240 km).
  2. Rail:-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. The trip to Jaipur takes about 5 hours, while it takes 10 hours to reach Delhi from Kota.
  3. Road:-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 (6 hours) , Chittorgarh (6 hours), Jaipur (6 hours), Udaipur (6 hours), Jodhpur (11 hours) and Bikaner (12 hours).

Places to Visit

KANSUA TEMPLE KOTA BARRAGE CHAMBAL GARDEN
JAG MANDIR    

Excursion

The Remains of Garhgachh HAVELI OF DEVTA JI Nahargarh Fort Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary

Accommodation

Hotel Brijraj Bhawan Palace Sukhdham Kothi Hotel Umed Bhawan Palace Palkiya Haveli