With history, culture, cuisine, nature and heritage, Kota has a lot on offer for your perusal. The desert city cites an attractive historical beginning and has seen a lot of valour, majesty, courtliness and grandeur, etching India’s glorious monarchy. Proud Rajput kings once ruled over western India adding to this country’s glory and richness. Kota is within the Hadoti region located in the south eastern part of Rajasthan. The River Chambal cools the town as it flows through it. In the 17th century Kota region a section of Hadoti was gifted to Madho Singh a deserving prince, and Kota attained the prestigious Rajput hallmark of gallantry and Rajputana culture.
One of the most vivid travel destinations in Rajasthan, Kota reveals pages of rich history through its amazing unexplored prehistoric caves, its exquisite palaces with sprawling interiors, unassailable forts and glimmering waterways which provide the perfect foil to intricate frescos and striking unusual wildlife. Some of tourist attractions include the Kishore Sagar Lake located beside the sprawling tangerine Brij Vilas Museum. Visit the City Palace, walking through a gateway decorated with rearing elephants housing the unusual Rao Madho Singh Museum, where you’ll find relics of a royal existence, displaying silver furniture, Rajput weaponry and a lot more. Kota Barrage is a dam built on River Chambal, an important waterfront that cools this arid town. The river has provided much needed water for irrigation of its fertile land. There is more to enjoy in Kota.
You may picnic, in the Chambal Garden, a sculpted paradise which provides a backdrop to the mighty Chambal River. The garden located at Amar Niwas against the landscape of the river encloses a well maintained pond, inhabited by crocodiles. A town bounded by the Mokandara hills upon the Malwa Plateau is a good destination for tourism in Kota. This town is home to the famous Kota stone used for construction of stylish interiors and the much sought after, finely woven, exquisite Kota saris. Kota offers an admixture of perfect experiences, be it their cuisine, sharing dal, baati choorma or boating in one of the several lakes. Our detailed holiday guide to Kota can help in discovering offbeat and popular sightseeing places. Get the best tour plans to manage long and short tours and get informed about lesser known activities for a memorable Kota tour experience.