- Colourful Kota, a treasure house of history is set on the eastern bank of river Chambal.
- Named after a Bhil chieftain Koteya, who was defeated by Jait Singh of Bundi.
- During the 12th century, the Hada chieftain Rao Deva conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti.
- Today, the beautiful town has emerged as an impotent industrial and education centre.
- A fine blend of traditions and modernity.
- Kota is also famous for its Dussehra celebrations.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Sanganer Airport, Jaipur (JAI), 240 kms away from Kota.
- Rail: Kota Railway Station, Kota, 7 kms away from Kota city.
- Road: Well connected with NH 12.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
FORT & MONUMENTS
Kotah Fort Umed Bhawan Haveli of Devtaji
Kishore Sagar – Jag Mandir Kansua Temple
MUSEUM & AUDITORIUM
Maharao Madho Singh Museum Government Museum
Kishore Sagar – Jag Mandir
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
For more information visit https://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/kota.html
ATTRACTIONS OF KOTA
Maharao Madho Singh Museum:
- Housed in an old palace.
- A rich collection of Rajput miniature of the Kota school, frescoes, sculptures, arms and other valuable antiques.
- It also exhibits items used by the former rulers of Kota.
- Located in the Brijvilas Palace, Kshar bagh near Kishore Sagar Lake.
- Rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and representative selection of Hadoti sculpture are exhibited here.
- Large sprawling structure overlooks the Kota barrage and the Chambal River.
- Famous for the elegant ‘Durbar Hall’ adorned with exquisite painting and mirror work.
- The doors of the ‘Durbar Hall’ are of ebony and ivory.
Kishore Sagar – Jag Mandir:
- Beautiful lake set in the heart of Kota.
- Constructed in 1346, by Prince Dheer Deh of Bundi.
- Jag Mandir, noted for its aesthetic beauty.
- Built around 1740, by Maharani Brij Kunwar on a small island in the lake.
- Kshar Bagh, located nearby is dotted with excellent cenotaphs.
- Beautiful landscaped garden set near the Amar Niwas Palace.
- A popular picnic spot.
- One can also enjoy boating in river Chambal.
- Beautiful palace designed by Sir Swinton Jacob is the residence of the Rajmata.
- One half of it has been converted into a heritage hotel.
Haveli of Devtaji:
- Haveli of Devta Shridharji is worth visiting for its fine frescoes.
- Rooms adorned with beautiful miniature paintings.
- A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River.
- Beautiful surrounding makes it a perfect place for evening strolls and outings.
- Sacred Shiva temple enshrines a rare four faced Shivalinga.