Kota Tourism
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Kota Tourism

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Kota Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Kota is an important city in the state of Rajasthan and is known for its many industries and power plants. It is referred to as the industrial capital of the state. Asia’s largest fertiliser plant is in Kota. Its strategic location makes it an important trade centre between the neighbouring states of Delhi and Gujarat. The city is located on the banks of River Chambal making it a very fertile area ideal for cultivation of a variety of crops.

Being a city in Rajasthan, there are quite a few Rajput palaces and havelis in Kota, which highlight the Rajput style of architecture. The Jagmandir Palace, located in the centre of the Kishore Sagar Lake, is a beautiful artificial lake. The palace is a magnificent red sandstone monument and is a popular tourist site. The site can be reached via a boat ride across the lake. The Haveli of Devtaji is another popular tourist site and is home to some beautiful wall paintings.

There are quite a few places of worship in and around Kota, especially temples and gurudwaras. The Godavari Dham Temple is a famous Hanuman temple located on the banks of the Chambad River. Khare Ganesha Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple and the Karneshwar Temple are other temples which are frequented by devotees. Agamgarh Saheb Gurudwara is a famous gurudwara in Kota.

Kota has two of the best museums – the Maharao Madho Singh Museum and the Government Museum. The Maharao Madho Singh Museum has a rare and extensive collection of Rajput paintings belonging to the Kota School of Arts, rare items of armoury and a range of sculptures. The Government Museum houses a collection of rare coins, old manuscripts and instances of Hadoti sculpture.

There are quite a few picnic spots in and around Kota which are ideal for day trips. The Chambal Garden on the banks of the Chambal River is one such spot. Kota is quite well known for its strong educational set-up and there are a number of engineering colleges and institutes here which has given it the tag of 'educational hub of Rajasthan'.

The weather in Kota is extreme with very hot summers. Winter is pleasant with moderate daytime temperatures and cool evenings and nights. The best time to visit Kota is the winter months of December to February.

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Harsh vikram  Singh

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  • Harsh vikram Singh
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  • Lives in Jaunpur
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  81 helpful votes
  •  10555 readers

"Place having Heritage, Nature and Parks"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Makeup your mind for Rajasthan's Educational Hub and Beautiful place. Very Pleasant atmosphere and lots of places to visit. You can find heritage, nature modern parks and shopping malls. Very good hotels available. Students related activities and foods are awesome. Visit maharao madho singh museum, City Palace, Kishore Sagar Lake(locally known as Bada Talao), Chambal Garden and most interesting Seven Wonder park.
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Iamshahrukh Tyagi

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  • Iamshahrukh Tyagi
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  •  11 helpful votes
  •  1079 readers

"Kota origin of coaching centre in India."

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 17, 2014
Kota Rajasthan was one of most memorable journey of my life of more than 17 days. I stay there with my cousin brother. It’s a nice place in night but become horrible during day as it's very hot and sunny such that it's a tough decision to be out.


However various medical institute attract students from every part of india.
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Hemant Prasad

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  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1160 readers

"Many beautiful places to keep you busy during the trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2014
Kota is a famous city in Rajasthan, popular for its industries, coaching and beautiful sights. The place can be visited all over the year but in summer it gets very hot. There are many places which can be visited in Kota like Chambal Garden, Gardia Mahadev Temple, Geparnath, Kota Dam, Jag Mandir, Khade Ganeshji Temple and Garh Palace. The food available here is normal North Indian food. The famous hotels are Amar Dhaba which is very near to railway station and famous for its low cost and variety of food. You will be busy visiting the famous places. The monsoon is a good time to visit because the places are very beautiful at this time. I would advice all the travellers to visit Kota and spend some very nice days.
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Ankesh Maheshwari

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  • Ankesh Maheshwari
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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1168 readers

"Life Of Students"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2014
It was a good experience for me. I would never forget the experience. I went with my friend and had a great time. The beautiful scenes around the place attracted me a lot, and I would like to go there again, given a chance.
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Sushant Sinha

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  • Sushant Sinha
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"Quitely Wonderful"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jun 28, 2014
The city is the trade centre for an area in which millet, wheat, rice, pulses, coriander and oilseeds are grown; industries include cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairy, manufacture of metal handcrafts, fertilizers, chemicals and engineering equipment.
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Sandeep Sharma

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  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  53 helpful votes
  •  3122 readers

"Fun place Kota"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2013
Kota is a Fun place to visit. Museum, Fort, Temples, Mall etc make you feel good and you can have everything that you are in need. Kota Doria is a type of Sarees that you can have from here. Jab we met movie was filmed here. Chambal river to do boating as well. Must visit this place. Best time is Oct/Nov and then Feb.
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Dileep Sharma

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  • Dileep Sharma
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 16 Reviews
  •  70 helpful votes
  •  13692 readers

"Good clean city"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2013
It is a good city. We were on a short tour, but we have visited Chambal garden and Kota Bairaj. City Mall is also good place for shopping and eating. City is good surrounded by Chambal River. Talwandi is good place for food.
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Rajeev Gupta

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  • Rajeev Gupta
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  4650 readers

"Passion"

  • Posted Feb 25, 2013
Kota is good place, famous for Kota stone, used for the flooring in house or flooring of platforms.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: All the things was good, i still remember the Kachori of Kota, which is full of spices

Activities & things to do: I visited on official tours

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Be cautious on every trip, so you can enjoy yer visit, and take less luggage at the time of any visit.
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Sandeep Sharma

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"A complete city Kota."

  • Posted Dec 22, 2012
Very Good destination as it provide overall look of Metropolotian look because of Mall culture.
A Educational Hub and full of Historical places.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kachories are World Famous. You will not found Kachori of Kota anywhere else.
If you come to Kota then Do go to have Daal Kachori of Ratan Namkeen, Near Naya Pura ( Kota Bus Stand).
Yummmm.. :)

Activities & things to do: Small hills, Chambal Garden, Bairaaz, Umed Bhawan, Zoo etc ...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kota people use Oily food like fried Kachories and Gatta sabzi etc sp if you do not like oil then be you can have alternates as well like you find in Metropolotian City. Very Tasty Food Guys. Enjoy.. :)
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Meeta Bhardwaj

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  • Meeta Bhardwaj
  • Lives in Delhi
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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2628 readers

"Affordable royal living"

  • Posted Dec 21, 2012
Kota being the hub of educational institute, it attracts children from various parts of the country.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good, though little spicy! shopping for Kota sarees is must for women visiting Kota.

Activities & things to do: Though there is no activity to do in the hotel but one can venture out for sight seeing in the city. Garh Palace, jagmandir palace (though its under beautification programmer now a days), barrage can be visited.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kota is connected by roads, trains. for weather- December is warm, but January will see a chilly month. April to September should be avoided as its very hot there.
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