Kota Information

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>>

Kota Tourism Information

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. << Click to Book Your Tour Online>>

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 Distance Guide

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