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Kota is a part of the southeastern region of Rajasthan, known as Hadoti. Rao Deva, Hada chief, founded Bundi and Hadoti in the 12th century. Later Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, in the early 17th century AD, made Madho Singh, the son of Rao Ratan of Bundi, the ruler of Kota. Thus, Kota received the status of an independent state. Since that time, Kota has been a witness of the Rajput valor, culture and traditions. Read on this Kota city guide to explore more information about the city:

Situated on the banks of Chambal River, Kota is one of the important industrial centers of Rajasthan. Kota in Rajasthan, India has Asia's largest fertilizer plant, precision instrument unit and atomic power station nearby. Chemicals, fertilizers, synthetic fibers, tyrecord, sophisticated instruments, have taken the city in the mainstream. Withstanding these material qualities, it is mainly the beautiful and picturesque locations that form the basis of Kota travel and Tourism. Massive forts, magnificent palaces, charming waterways, along with the exotic wildlife and delicate fresco paintings surely capture the heart of the tourists.

One of the most impressive features of Kota is its imposing fort overlooking the modern Chambal Valley Project. Numerous dams, namely Kota Barrage, Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar, Jawahar Sagar, etc dot the city. There is also an old palace facing the Kota Barrage, which dates back to the time of the Hada rule over Hadoti. Other monuments in the city, standing as a witness of the bygone era, are the Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, Jag Mandir and island Palace, impressive havelis, royal cenotaphs, etc.

Maharao Madho Singh Museum: Maharao Madho Singh museum is situated in the old palace. The museum has on display a rich collection of Rajput miniature paintings (Kota school), sculptures, murals, arms, etc. Also exhibited are some artistic items used by the former rulers of Kota.

Government Museum: Housed in the Brijvilas Palace, the Government museum exhibits an array of rare coins, manuscripts, sections of Hadoti sculpture, etc. The most remarkable item on display is a sculpted statue brought here from Baroli, famous for its beauty and the history attached to it.

Kishore Sagar & Jag Mandir: Prince Dher Deh of Bundi got the Kishore Sagar Lake constructed in 1346. A scenic lake, it houses a palace, Jag Mandir in the center. Made up of red sandstone, the palace looks a picture of serenity standing in the middle of the lake. Nearby is Keshar Bagh, housing some royal cenotaphs. Boating facilities are also available at the lake.

Chambal Garden: Situated near the river Chambal, Chambal garden serves as a popular picnic spot. The garden is nearby Amar Niwas Palace and presents a picturesque sight. One can even go for boating in the Chambal River.

Haveli of Devtaji: In the heart of a busy market is situated the striking Haveli of Devta Shridharji. The haveli is adorned with impressive murals and rooms beautifully decorated with some amazing miniature paintings.

Kota Barrage: The irrigation canal system on the Chambal River, Kota Barrage, serves as an ideal venue for excursions and evening walks.

Kansua Temple: Kansua temple is famous for a rare four-faced Shivlinga that it enshrines.

Apart from these some other places to see in Kota are Mathuradheesh temple, Yatayat Park, Adhar Shila, Budh Singh Bafna Haveli, Godavari Dham Mandir, Bhitria Kund, Haryali Water Park, etc.

Climate

The summer season in Kota city lasts from April to late October. Kota Weather, in the summer time, is usually warm. The average temperature in the daytime hovers somewhere around 42.6° C. The climatic conditions of Kota, Rajasthan in winters are generally quite pleasing. The average temperature falls in the range of 29.7° C (max) to 9° C (min). However, the climate of Kota may experience some chilly nights in the winter season. The annual average rainfall in Kota is approximately 885.6 mm. The best time to visit Kota is during the period of November to early April.

How to Reach Kota

By Air: The Kota airport is connected to Jaipur, which is in turn, is linked to major cities like, Delhi, Mumbai and Udaipur.

By Road: A good network of roads connects Kota to important cities in Rajasthan and neighboring cities/states such as Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bundi.

By Rail: The Kota Railway station falls on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route. A number of trains link Kota to various other cities and towns of India.

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