Places to Visit in Kota Tourist Places in Rajasthan India

Colourful Kota, a treasure house of history is set on the eastern bank of river Chambal.  It is said to be named after a Bhil chieftain Koteya, who defeated by Jait Singh of Bundi.  It is believed that jait Singh raised the first battlement or the ‘Garh (Fort of Kota) over the severed head of Koteya.  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 important industrial and education centre and is a fine blend of traditions and modernity.  Kota is also famous for its Dussehra celebrations. << Click to Book Your Tour Online>>

Picnic Spot in Kota

Maharao Madho Singh Museum

It is housed in an old palace and has a rich collection of rajput miniature paintings of the Kota school, frescoes, sculptures, arms and other valuable antiques.  It also exhibits items used by the former rulers of Kota.

Government Museum

It is located in the Brijvilas Palace, Kshar bagh near Kishore Sagar Lake.  A rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and representative selection of Hadoti sculpture are exhibited here.

Kotah Fort

This large sprawling structure overlooks the Kota barrage and the Chambal River.  It is famous for the elegant ‘Durbar Hall’ adorned with exquisite paintings and mirror work. The doors of the ‘Durbar Hall’ are of ebony and ivory.

Kishore Sagar jag mandir

The beautiful lake set in the heart of Kota was constructed in 1346, by Prince Dheer Deh of Bundi.  Jag Mnadir, noted for its aesthetic beauty was built for its aesthetic beauty was built around 1740, by Maharani Brij Kunwar on a small island in the lake.  The Kshar Bagh, located nearby is dotted with excellent cenotaphs.

Chambal Garden

This beautifully 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

The haveli of Devta Shridharji is worth visiting for its fine frescoes and rooms adorned with beautiful miniature paintings.

Kota Barrage

It is a part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River.  The beautiful surroundings make it a perfect place for evening strolls and outings.

Kansua Temple

The sacred Shiva temple enshrines a rare four faced Shivalinga.

Kota Map

Kota to other important cities Distance Guide

Alwar 382 Km
Banswara 276 Km
Barmer 591 Km
Bharatpur 334 Km
Bhilwara 171 Km
Bikaner 471 Km
Bundi 37 Km
Chittaurgarh 154 Km
Churu 427 Km
Dungarpur 368 Km
Ganganagar 686 Km
Jaipur 239 Km
Jaisalmer 670 Km
Jhalawar 85 Km
Jhunjhunun 406 Km
Jodhpur 369 Km
Ajmer 199 Km
Nagaur 361 Km
Pali 358 Km
Sawai Madhopur 148 Km
Sikar 346 Km
Sirohi 440 Km
Tonk 146 Km
Udaipur 274 Km