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Kota is a city in the state of Rajasthan. It is an educational hub for aspirants of engineering and medical. It is situated on the banks of Chambal river and is 3 most populous city of the state. The city is rather very famous amongst students and the student life of the city has been captured in many books and films as well. Kota is known for its industries, coachings, saris, stones and more. There are some places of interests for the tourists as well such as Garh palace, Chambal garden, Garadia Mahadev Temple etc. The roads are quite convenient and properly built to connect Kota with other cities of Rajasthan and other states. Kota junction is connected to almost all the major cities of the country. The nearest international airport is in Jaipur which is about 250 km away.

Places to visit in Kota

Seven Wonders Park

The seven wonders park is one of the most prominent tourist attraction situated in Kota. What is really interesting about this park is the fact that it has the seven wonders of the world which are inclusive of the Taj Mahal, Pyramids of Egypt, Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.

Kishore Sagar and Jagmandir Palace

The Kishore Sagar is fundamentally an artificial lake which dates back to 1346 and was constructed by the Bundi Prince of the Dehra Deh. This sight is totally amazing when it comes to experiencing something really interesting.

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Chambal Gardens

The Chambal Gardens is a beautiful garden which is situated in the backdrop of the Chambal river. Moreover, it is also quite a popular picnic spot in Kota where you can see children along with their parents having fun.

Things to do in Kota

Kota Barrage

The Kota Barrage is undoubtedly one of the best places which is very popular among the locals. This place is frequented by people owing to the fact that here you can spend some of the most peaceful evenings and quality time of the day.

Garardia Mahadev

This is a very popular Shiva Temple which is slightly located away from the main town which also attracts a lot of people and devotees on an annual basis as a tourist attraction.


The Kaithoon is specifically known for a specialized designer and also handwoven saris which were named as the Kota Doris saris. What is really interesting to know is that these saris are more or less hand woven with real gold threads.

Events and festivals in & around Kota

Gangaur Festival

This festival is one of the most important festivals which is celebrated in Rajasthan. The Gangaur is dedicated to Gauri who was the consort of Lord Shiva. This festival begins the day after Holi and is then celebrated for a period of eighteen days.

World Sufi Festival

The World Sufi Festival is not a religious festival rather it is a sort of direct connection with the creator who is seeking enlightenment and is on the path of the self-realization. Here the people can be seen getting themselves involved in mystical poetry, music, and dance. Read more...

International Kite Festival

The international kite festival is celebrated in Jaipur and is also one of the most-attended festivals of Rajasthan. Celebrated on the 14th Jan every year, this festival gets to see an amazing crowd from the far off corners of the country as well. Read more...

Best time to visit Kota

The months from October to March are the best times to travel to Kota. The overall temperature is quite good for sightseeing.

How to reach Kota?

By Air - The nearest airport to Kota is the Sanganer Airport Jaipur, which is located at a distance of around 245 km and from there you would need to catch a train or a bus to reach Kota.

By Road -The overall connectivity via road is quite good. Thus, if you are looking for a seamless travel experience then you can consider travelling via road.

By Train -  The nearest railway route to follow would be the Delhi-Mumbai rail route. The trains from Delhi, Mumbai Pune and Chennai can be boarded for travelling.

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