Considered as the third most populous city of Rajasthan, Kota is situated on the banks of River Chambal which is considered to be the only perennial river in Rajasthan. For tourists, there are plenty of exploring and travelling opportunities in Kota like boat riding, sightseeing, and birds to even watching crocodiles that are lazying around on river shores. 

However, the main highlight due to which this city is famous in India is the coaching culture that has registered its presence in Kota over a considerable period of time. What’s really great to know about Kota is that it is considered to be the second most livable city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. And now, slowly and steadily, Kota is on its way to becoming an industrial hub of Rajasthan.

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

History of Kota

Historically, the origin of Kota goes back to the 12th century AD. This was the time when Rao Deva conquered multiple territories, discovering the towns of Bundi and Hadoti. 

Then, later in history i.e. close to the 17th century, the king of Bundi, who was Rao Ratan Singh gave one of his principality of Kota to his son Madho Singh. And it is since then, that Kota is considered to be the hallmarks of the Rajput Gallantry and its remarkable culture.

Major Attractions in and Around Kota

1. Seven Wonders Park

The Seven Wonders Park is one of the most prominent tourist attractions situated in Kota. As the name suggests, what is really interesting about this park is that it has the copies of the seven wonders of the world which are inclusive of the Taj Mahal, Pyramids of Egypt, Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.

2. Kishore Sagar and Jagmandir Palace

Kishore Sagar is fundamentally an artificial lake which dates back to 1346 and was constructed by the Bundi Prince of Dehra Deh. You won’t regret your visit to this tourist attraction of Kota.

3. Chambal Gardens

he Chambal Gardens are 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. If you are keen on clicking some life-lasting photographs, then, you shouldn’t skip your visit to these gardens.

4. Kota Barrage

The Kota Barrage is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Kota and which is also very popular among the locals. This place is frequented by people as they get to spend some of the most peaceful evenings and quality time of the day here.

How to Reach Kota

Kota is a hub of education and every year thousands of students come here in the hope of making it big in their respective careers. Kota is located at an approximate distance of 518, 961, 1,514, 1,661 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can reach here by the following means of public transportation. 

By Air

The Kota Airport (KTU) and the nearest International Airport is Jaipur International Airport (JAI) located about 245 km away. The Jaipur airport has been declared as the World’s Best Airport in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers. As of now, it is considered to be the 11th busiest airport in India. Many major airlines operate their flights to and fro other cities. After you deboard at the airport, consider taking a cab or some other means of local transportation available to reach Kota. Otherwise, you can also opt for getting on a train. 

By Train

Kota has its own railway station which is located on the west-central railway track of India. This is considered as an important railway station on the New Delhi-Mumbai mainline and also has direct connectivity with other cities. After you deboard at the station, you can easily take any means of local transportation available at hand and travel to your desired destination. 

By Road

Kota is well-connected with other Indian cities by motorable roads and national highways. You can consider travelling via interstate or private buses. If you want to travel in a little more seclusive manner then you can consider hiring a cab if living in nearby regions, or can also consider taking your own two/four-wheeler.

  • From Ajmer - 214 km via NH27
  • From Gwalior - 340 km via NH46 or NH27
  • From Indore - 319 km via NH52
  • From Bhopal - 343 km via NH46 or NH52

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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