Kota

Kota(Kotah), is a city located in the southeast of northern Indian state of Rajasthan on the banks of Chambal River. Kota is famous for its coaching institutes for engineering and medical entrance exams through out the country, hence is also called as "Education City of India". Kota is the 3rd largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur and is the world's seventh most densely populated city. Apart from the several monuments that reflect the glory of the town, Kota is also known for its palaces and gardens. It will be one of the upcoming smart cities in India.

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Chambal Garden
8 kms from Kota city limits
WaterNature

Located on the banks of river Chambal, the Chambal Garden is one of the most beautiful picnic spots in the Indian city of Kota. It is located at distance of 2km from Kota fort and 8kms from city center.

The well-groomed garden's centerpiece is a pond replete with gharials, which used to house magars as well. The pond can be crossed via a suspension bridge or by boat to allow a closeup view of the fish-eating reptiles. This pond, full of crocodiles attracts a large number of tourists to this place during winters. There are also many alligators found in this murky pond. The garden ha...

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Chauth Mata Mandir
130 kms from Kota city limits
ArchitectureHistory

The Chauth Mata Mandir is one of the main temples in Sawai Madhopur region of Rajasthan located around 130 kms from Kota. According to the mythology, the temple was built in the year 1451 by a ruler named Bheem Singh and is at 100ft height in Burwada mountains.

The temple is beautifully constructed using marvellous white marble and is nestled in the green backdrop of the trees. The complex designing on the walls and roof gives the impression of traditional Rajsathani architecture. The notable point is devotees has to climb more than 700 steps to reach the temple premises throught t...

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Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary a national park with hilly terrain and thick forest spread over 250sq km in area, was declared a wild life reserve in the year 1955. It was the favourite hunting grounds of the royal rulers of Kota until it was declared a reserve sanctuary. It is located about 48 kms from the city of Kota.

The name Darrah is interpreted as the 'pass' in the local language revealing the purpose that the region served earlier. The Marathas, Rajputs and the British utilized the opportune position of the forest to seek asylum during the war. Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary is home t...

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Dev Narayan Mandir is a temple devoted to Lord Narayan, located in Newai municipality of Tonk district. It is around 16 kms away from Kota on the Ajmer-Kota Road.

The temple, also known as Dev Dham Jhodpuria, is situated near to Mashi dam, thus providing a scenic beauty of the water body on three sides of it. The diety, Devnarayan is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who embodied himself as the son of a warrior, Sawai Bhoj Bagaravat and Saadu Maata Gurjari in 968 B. S. Besides Devnarayan, the temple also enshrines the deities of his cousins, Sawai Bhoj Gurjar, Taradey Pa...

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Gaipernath Waterfall
24 kms from Kota city limits
WaterNature

Gaipernath Waterfall is a beautiful water body located in Chambal river valley, situated around 24 kms away from Kota. It is located a bit off-road but the sight is worth the journey.

Gaipernath waterfall is located on a rocky terrain amidst lush green forest. It is 120 ft high offerning a serene view of nature. It is home for a variety of flora and fauna, especially monkeys. To see the waterfall in all its glory, one has to reach its bottom by descending around 300 steps. One has to be careful while climbing down because the steps are slippery. Railings are provided on the sides o...

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If you are longing for the thrill of a slightly adventurous ride and the serenity of nature blended with spirituality, turn the wheels to Garadia Mahadev temple in Dabi. This Shiva temple, located in an isolated, pristine forest near to the Chambal River, is around 29 kms from Kota.

The small yet beautiful temple is located on one of the cliffs of a gorge of 500 feet, around which the river Chambal takes a U turn. This attributes the place a bit resemblance to Grand Canyon. The forest belt surrounding Chambal includes National Chambal Sanctuary, an abode of the famous Chambal Gharia...

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Godavari Dham stands near Chambal River in Dadabari as a location of spirituality and architectural brilliance. This temple dedicated to Hanuman was built in the early nineteenth century and is regarded as the oldest Hanuman temple near Chambal River. It is situated 9 kms away from Kota.
< br/>Godavari Dham is located on a vast, open, rocky area. Along with Hanuman, idols of Shiva and Bhairav are also enshrined here. The main entrance to the temple, Known as Garun Dwar, depicts an enormous beautiful swan on top of it, along with two long towers. Godavari Dham is also famous for the Chamb...

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Government Museum Kota, also known as Brij vilas Palace museum is located in Nayapura around 5. 8 kms from Kota city center and displays myriads of artifacts as old as 4th century. It is situated near the mesemerizing Kishore Sagar lake.

The museum was earlier a palace named Brij Vilas Palace. The artifacts in the museum were previously displayed in Hawamahal. The museum was permanently shifted to Brij Vilas Palace in 1994. The artifacts in the museum tell the stories of history and culture of Rajastan. The museum consists mainly of an archeological section and a painting section. ...

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Jagmandir Palace, Kota
4.3 kms from Kota city limits
ArchitectureWildlife

Jag Mandir Palace was built by a queen of Kota in the year of 1745 and is situated 4. 3 kms away from the heart of Kota. This Palace is stationed on one of the islands in the tranquil Kishore Sagar lake.

The construction of the Palace began in 1551 and was completed in the year of 1745. The entire Jag Mandir Palace is considered as one of the best monuments of the state of Rajasthan and is constructed with a combination of red stone, marbles and yellowstone all throughout its three storied structure with Rajput architectural style.

The speciality of the Jag Mandir palac...

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Jind Baba Mandir, Kota
3 kms from Kota city limits

The Jind Baba Mandir is located opposite to Umed Bhawan Palace near Nehru park in Kota at a distance of 3 kms from the heart of the city.

The Jind Baba Mandir was built in the 1980s and is a single storied building with a white coloured exterior. This temple is dedicated to Jind Baba who is one of the saints in the culture of Rajasthan. The temple has many historically patterned gates of 2 different sizes with white horizontal grills. It is a rather concise temple with no much internal space to fit many devotees the building is made out of concrete blocks which has a layer of white...

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Kaithoon, Kota
20 kms from Kota city limits

Kaithoon (or Kethun) is a town in the state of Rajasthan and is situated 20 kms away from the city of Kota. The Chandrelohi River flows close to this town. The Garib Nawaz Park is one of the tourist attractions and closest yet well-known landmark of Kaithoon is definitely.

The speciality of the town of Kaithoon is, without a doubt, the Kota Doria Saris that have gained impact, popularity and fame all over India. This is so, because of their unique method of designing the sarees which are specially hand woven by specialised designers and experts. Plain hand woven saris aren't very s...

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The Karneshwar Mahadev Temple also known as the Kansua Temple, is located approximately at distance of 14 kms away from the main city of Kota. The temple is situated in a barren area and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located in a spectacular spot where the lush green scenic natural beauty surrounds all around the temple.

This temple has a sanctrum consisting of idols of Lord Shiva, his wife and his children as well. The temple has 2 main structures, the sanctum considered as the worshipping spot and the pond which is considered as a recreational spot. The pond beside t...

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Karni Mata Temple, Kota
11 kms from Kota city limits
ArchitectureHistory

The Karni Mata Temple, famously known as Rat Temple, is located around 11 kms away from the city of Kota. The speciality of this temple is known all over the world. This temple was erected and established in the 20th Century by the King Ganga Singh.

The physical architectural style of the temple is almost similar to an awe-inspiring monument of the Mughal reign. The temple is dedicated to the reincarnated avatar of Goddess Durga, Karni Devi. Karni Devi was born to devout parents and went on to be a girl who performed miraculous actions for the betterment of the society and its peop...

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The Keshav Rai Temple is located in Patan, on the banks of river Chambal at a distance of 17 kms away from the city of Kota is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This temple was built by King Rao Shatru Sal, the ruler of Bundi, in the year of 1601.

The temple was completely constructed in the year 1698. The temple is of Lord Krishna who is in the form of Keshavrai Ji. Lord Krishna is positioned to sit in the lotus seating position (popularly known as Padmasan). The idol of Lord Keshav Rai is made out of white stone whereas the entire temple is made out of lime stone. The idol of Lord Kesha...

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Khade Ganesh Ji Temple is an historic temple located in Ganesh Nagar at a distance of 14 kms away from the heart of the city Kota. The Khade Ganesh Ji Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Ganesh who is known to symbolize intelligence, bravery and faith.

This temple is situated on the banks of the river Chambal with a beautiful location around the temple vicinity. It is known that the existence of this idol is as old as 600 years. There is a lake nearby to this temple, which makes it a spot where one can find many peacocks in the mornings. The temple is quite open on all sides exce...

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Kishore Sagar one of the serene man-made lake located in the city of Kota, Rajasthan, merely 4 kilometers from the heart of the city. At the very center of the lake, a marvelous wonder of engineering, the Jagmandir Palace is built which captures the attention of tourists and admires. The refection of the grand domes and walls of the palace in the waters create a picture perfect get environment and never ceases to charm the visitors.

Dehra Deh, the Bundi prince constructed the lake in 1346 which is located beside the Brij Vilas Palace Museum. At the heart of the lake stands the red ...

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Kota Barrage is the fourth dam built on the Chambal River as part of the Chambal Valley Project (CVP), completed in 1960. It is located very close to the city of Kota, approximately a kilometer upstream of the main city.

It is one of the main water reservoirs of Rajasthan, spreading in an area of 27,332 sq. kms, it is larger than Haiti, serving an important purpose. Its main function is of diverting the water dispersed from power generating dams like Gandhi Sagar Dam, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam and Jawahar Sagar Dam to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It is done via canals and minors built...

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Kota Zoological Park
4 kms from Kota city limits
WildlifeNature

The Kota Zoological Park is situated at a distance of just 4 kms from the heart of the city Kota, right next to Chatra Vilas gardens and Kishore Sagar lake.

The Kota Zoological Park is rather not an extravagance zoo. It is more of a park than a zoo. It is quite small in area when compared to other zoos and is located in Chitra Vilas Garden that is near the Kishore Sagar. This park makes the sultry climate of Rajasthan, a pleasurable site to be in. The place gives an effect of a meadow amidst the desert.

The speciality of this zoological park is that it acts as a garden ...

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The Kotah Garh City Palace is located in Kishorepura Darwaja at a distance of 7 kms from the city of Kota. The Kotah Garh Palace is often known by the names 'The Garh Palace', 'The City Palace' or even the 'Kotah Garh City Palace'.

The beginning stages of constructing this palace was taken forward by Prince Jair Singh of Bundi in the year of 1264. This palace comprises of many structures within the main palace building. The palace is filled with impressive wall paintings, walls of mirrors, ceilings that are made of mirrors, wall hangings along with floral decor. The palace has an e...

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Mahadev Temple, Kota
29 kms from Kota city limits
NatureWater

The Mahadev Temple is Kota is situated in Dabi, a at a distance of 29 kms away from Kota and the temple is right next to the cliff island on the river Chambal.

The other name for this temple is "Garadia Mahadev Temple". This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is in this temple that is located on one of the cliffs that are on either sides of the gorge that the river Chambal runs through. These cliffs are at a literal altitude of 500 feet above the mean sea level. The magnificent river that flows through the god made gorge is almost unbelievable to man's eyes. The winds that blow ...

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Panchamukhi Hanuman Mandir
12 kms from Kota city limits
ArchitectureArt

Panchamukhi Hanuman Mandir, also known as Shree Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir is situated near the Ambala Railway Station at a distance of 12 kms from the city of Kota. It is a 250-year-old temple dedicated to God Hanuman.

Hanuman Temple is a buzz with devotees and visitors who offer him prayers and honor his bravery. Artistic engravings and sculptures depicting the life of Hanuman and his contribution in carrying the 'Sanjeevani Booti' to save the life of Laxman adorn the walls of the temple. This art work is in tandem with the Mughal School of Painting. It is believed that the five Pan...

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Radha Krishna Mandir
10 kms from Kota city limits
ArchitectureNature

Radhakrishna Mandir Talwandi, is a famous religious and cultural centre of Kota and is known locally as Radhakrishna Mandir. It is situated in a thickly populated colony named Talwandi, nearly about 10 Km from the heart of the city. Since its inception millions of people have visited this temple, and have enjoyed the peace, serenity along with its beauty.

The temple premises are also notable for scenic beauty, and many saints and international tourists have admired the beauty of the temple and its administration. Besides the idol of Shri Radha Krishna, there are idols of other deiti...

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Raniji Ki Baori
40 kms from Kota city limits
Architecture

Raniji ki Baori, also known as Queen's stepwell is the largest and magnificient among the 50 stepwells situated in Bundi town in Rajasthan. It was built in 1699 by Rani Nathavati Ji who was the younger queen of the ruling Rao Raja Anirudh Singh of Bundi. The baroi is located around 40 kms from the Kota city.

It is a 46m deep stepped well with elegant carvings on its pillars and a high arched gate. It is a multistoreyed structure with places of worship on each floor with the Rajaputa architectural style. The step well has a narrow entrance marked by four pillars two fantastic well-arc...

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Rao Madho Singh Museum
8 kms from Kota city limits
History

Rao Madho Singh Museum famously known as 'Maharao Madho Singh museum', consists of numerous collections which includes attractive ancient sculptures, mural paintings, miniature paintings, royal armory and frescos. It is for about 8 kms away from Kota city center in Kota Garh palace.

It is situated in Old Palace of Kota, this museum is named after the son of first ruler of Kota. Along with sculptures many articrafts in museum attracts historian as well because these articraft belongs to royal and once used by Kota rulers. Visitors of the museum can see the rich collection in the museu...

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Sculpture of Colosseum
5 kms from Kota city limits
Water

Sculpture of Colosseum is a new Attraction developed in Kota on the banks of Kishore Sagar Lake which houses the replicas of the seven wonders of the world located in the Seven wonders park of Kota at a distance of 5 kms from the city center. How would you like to visit a few famous palaces of Rajasthan and all the 7 Wonders of the World in a day? Sounds impossible right? But it is not! Everyone knows about the Colosseum in Rome or the Eiffel Tower in Paris but what most of those people don't know about are the very identical replicas of the seven wonders of the world can be found in India in ...

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The Seven Wonders Park in Kota can be considered a wonder itself because it showcases replicas of all the seven wonders of the world. The park is located in the city along the banks of the Kishore Sagar Lake at a distance of 5 kms from the city center. .

How would you like to visit a few famous palaces of Rajasthan and all the 7 Wonders of the World in a day? Sounds impossible right? But it is not! Everyone knows about the Colosseum in Rome or the Eiffel Tower in Paris but what most of those people don't know about are the very identical replicas of the seven wonders of the world c...

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Shivpuri Dham, Kota
8 kms from Kota city limits
Architecture

Shivpuri Dham the place dedicated to Lord Shiva is located around 8 kms from Kota city center, and is situated in the Thekra region of Kota.

There are many iconic temples in the world that are dedicated to lord Shiva but there is one particular temple that grabs all the attention, the Shivpuri Dham. This temple unlike most other temples is not famous for its age or architecture but because this is said to be the only place where one can find as many as 525 Shivlings in single given place.

The incredible Shivlinga or the Shivling is 15 feet high and weighs 14 tonnes and ...

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