Kota Tourism
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Kota Tourism

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Kota Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Kota
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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Kota Traveller Reviews

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Hmtkmr

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  • Hmtkmr
  • 1 Review
  •  151 readers

"Nice city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kota is such a beautiful place which nobody can forget if he/she lived atleast once... I advice everyone who see this review to spend some time at Kota and I promise you would never forget the experience and the educational environment of Kota is beyond perfect.
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Ankush Gupta

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  • Ankush Gupta
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1635 readers

"Education Hub, Kota"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 29, 2016
Kota is a place which we can Call a Education Hub. There is nothing then a Coaching Institute and Students. Although some of the places like 7 Wonders and Chambal Garden are well managed and these places are for visiting. Lastly People are good enough to talk and lots of Commercialization due to education center.
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Sumit Dahiya

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  • Sumit Dahiya
  • Lives in Sonipat
  • 1 Review
  •  425 readers

"Visit to seven wonders of world"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2016
I visited to Kota in Rajasthan. There I visited seven wonders of the world. These are small parts structure of real wonders. All seven are Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria and finally Taj mahal. The beauty of India. At night all seven wonders are lighted. They look like heaven & we did photography there. Then we moved to dinner and came back that's all we enjoyed a lot there. You must visit this place. Seven wonders in one place its more than we want.
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Harsh Hada

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  • Harsh Hada
  • Lives in Kota
  • 1 Review
  •  479 readers

"Overall it is a nice place to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
Students and students everywhere. A beautiful city in Rajasthan, Kishor sagar talab, jag mandir palace. The city place Joganya mata on Chittourgarh road. The city is beautiful with a fragrance of royal Rajasthan in it. People are helpful, you can find people form every corner of the country here preparing for exams.
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Kapil Verma

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  • Kapil Verma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 1 Review
  •  351 readers

"Lovely City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2016
A city with lovely food delicacies. Don't you miss the lovely Kachoris, Specially of the Ratan the oldest kachori shop of Kota. Places to visit are Chambal Garden, NTPC, Zoo, Museum, 7 wonder Garden. Transport is cheap, u can get auto, shared tempo, buses to travel. I recommended to visit in month of Diwali, for the exquisite fair that happens in month of Diwali.
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Vikaskumar Gupta

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  • Vikaskumar Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  594 readers

"Kota, it was an unforgettable trip"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
Went to Kota for see the fort and temples and the fort in Bundi near Kota. The Kota fort is supposed to be haunted but I didn't feel it as it was not fully open. The Bundi fort is lovely and the people of Bundi speak hadoti (local language) and Hindi, some people were able to answer in English as well. The trip lasted three days and then I went to Jaipur to visit its forts and I temples.
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Ashish Sharma

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  • Ashish Sharma
  • Lives in Bhilwara
  • 2 Reviews
  •  438 readers

"Nice city for tourism"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
I went to Kota for a meeting of my company's work and I become totally fame of Kota because this is a fabulous point to visit again and again. I went to market and purchased some items for me and my family. There is a garden Chambal Garden, Chambal River also running here all the months of year, it's a green city.

This city have many education centres all are the best, I visited the Kota on dasara and saw the longest Ravan ka Putala. Its good and great city there are many circles all are different from each other.
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Shivam Pandey

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  • Shivam Pandey
  • 1 Review
  •  604 readers

"City of fulfilling dreams-Kota"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
Kota is a great place for everything. Its the place to do the thing you can dream in your school life. Everyone must come here once in their teenage. The Kishore Sagar Talaab is a must watch. The seven wonders where all the wonders of world are wonderfully made. Gaipernath waterfall also add in its beauty. And the basic fun is to roam in the city enjoying the street foods. The local food here is the Kachori and Pohe. The dish can make your mouth watering. My advice to the travellers is to see all the places here and do the fun by public transport.
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Amit Sharma

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  • Amit Sharma
  • Lives in Kota
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  949 readers

"Kota is educational city and very nice city in Rajasthan."

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
Kota is a very great city's on the Rajasthan. Kota is a famous the coaching center. Kota is a nice city for vacation holiday. Kota is awesome and peaceful place to visit and live hear. Kota is a small district but very nice and believable city. Hear IIT and Medical Coaching centre is good directorate by teaching. And Kota is a very nice and great city.
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Rio Gupta

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  • Rio Gupta
  • Lives in Kota
  • 1 Review
  •  616 readers

"Education hub - Kota"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Educational city visit with family. Its very nice and peaceful place. When you visit Kota don't forgot to visit Chambal river side view. Kachori is very good fast food you must try this Ratlami Kachori and Jhodpur Kachori, the shop is very famous for Kachori.
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