Kota at a glance:
Coordinates: 25.2138° N, 75.8648° E
Kota is a city located in Rajasthan. It is located around 250 kilometres south of the state capital, Jaipur, situated on the banks of Chambal river.
How to reach :
By Air :
The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
Kota is well connected on the main Mumbai-Delhi rail route via Sawai Madhopur.
By Road :
Kota is well connected via roadways.
Places to visit :
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Chambal Garden, a beautiful garden in the backdrop of Chambal river, is a much-sought picnic spot in Kota. The garden located at Amar Niwas on the landscape of Chambal river encloses a well-maintained pond, a habitat for crocodiles.
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A popular Shiva Temple, Garadiya Mahadev is located a small distance away from the main town. This magnificent temple attracts lots of locals as well as tourists.
Khade Ganesh Ji Temple:
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Believed to be more than 600 years old idol, Khade Ganesh temple is one of the most important religious places in Kota.
Kishore Sagar and Jagmandir Palace:
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Kishore Sagar is an artificial picturesque lake dating back to 1346 constructed by the Bundi Prince Dehra Deh. It located by the side of the attractive Brij Vilas palace museum.
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One of the most popular place among the locals, Kota Barrage is frequented for its peaceful evenings along the riverside. Kota Barrage is a dam built on Chambal River and is located quite close to the main city.
What to eat :
Delicious combination of the wholesome Dal, Bati and Churma meaning a platter of lentils, wheat balls and cereals is a staple in most parts of the state. Sweet dishes and desserts are also very popular in the region.