on the banks of Chambal, the only perennial river in Rajasthan, Kota is a
mix of a rich bygone era and rapidly growing industrial influences. It has
Asia's largest fertiliser plant. Surprisingly, Kota, a part of Hadoti region
(Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar districts) remains largely unexplored in terms of
tourism. From nature excursions in the region's valleys to the fortresses
and palaces, Kota offers a lot for the traveller. The colourful city came
into being in 1264 but gained importance in 17th century when Rao Madho
Singh became the ruler. Most of the palaces were built during his reign.
Kota is also famous for the Kota School of Painting and the renowned
Attractions of Kota
An enchanting lush garden at the Amar Niwas, with surroundings make it a
popular tourist spot offering enjoyable boar rides.
Maharao Madho Singh Museum
The museum showcases an array of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota
school,exquisite sculptures,frescoes and armoury. The museum also houses a
rich repository of artistic items used by the Kota rulers.
The Government Museum
The museum showcases a rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and a
representative selection of Hadoti sculpture.
Situated amidst the artificial lake of Kishore Sagar constructed in 1346 AD
by Prince Dher Deh of Bundi, stands the enchanting little palace of Jag
How To Get There - Kota
The nearest airport is at Jaipur (239 kms).
Delhi-Mumbai railway line passes through the Kota-junction. The district
has 148.83 km railway line on Kota-Ruthia section, 98.72 km on Nagda-Mathura
(Mumbai-Delhi) section and 24.26 km on Kota-Chittorgarh section. The broad
gauge railway facility between Kota & Jodhpur via Jaipur was inagurated
The district is well connected with neighbouring districts & with major
cities outside the state. National highway no.12 (Jaipur - Jodhpur) passes
through the district. The total road length in the district is 1,752 km. as
on 31 March 2000.