About Kota



Introduction

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Kota city located on the eastern side of the state of Rajasthan is famous by the name of “Industrial Capital” of Rajasthan and it is at a distance of 245 kms from Jaipur situated on the National Highway No.12 and on Delhi-Mathura-Mumbai rail route. Kota city whose urban surface area is 86370 acres. In 1991 its population was 537371 which is now around 8 lakhs except the major industrial units there are hundreds of other small & large scale industrial units.Today Kota stands on a special position from educational point of view – Medical College, Engineering College, Commerce College, Govt. College, Polytechnic College, Girls College & other private colleges are major educational institutions. Inspite the coaching institute for IIT, Medical and Engineering College entrance kota stands a good rank all over India which brings dignity to kota since last 10 years.It has fertile land and greenery with irrigation facilities through canals. Kota is one of the industrial hubs in northern India, with chemical, engineering and power plants based there. The rail junction, a road hub, lies 4.8 km (3 mi) to the north.

Kota is one of the principal cities of Rajasthan state.

Kota has a distinctive style of painting. The Crosthwaite Institute is located in Kota, as are old and new palaces of the Maharao (the maharajahs).

 

MAGIC ALONG THE MIGHTY CHAMBAL

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Along the eastern bank of the Chambal River lies Kota – an amazing juxtaposition of the majestic medieval age and modern industrialisation temples its untouched wealth of impressive forts, opulent palaces and splendid temples dating back over several centuries retain the past glory, the present day edifices and heavy industries have made it the industrial heart land of Rajasthan. The commanding fort stands overlooking the modern Chambal Valley Project with its many dams- Kota Barrage,Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar. An old palace,dating back to the time when Kota was under the control of Hada Chieftaincy-Hadoti faces the Kota Barrage. The Durbar Hall is ornate with beautiful mirror work and has ebony and ivory doors. Exquisite miniatures of the Kota school are housed within the Hall. Other noteworthy edifices of the bygone era are the Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, Jag Mandir-and island Palace, a splendid haveli (mansion) with beautiful frescoes and the royal cenotaphs.

PRIME SITES

Jag Mandir
Chambal Garden

A beautifully landscaped garden at the Amar Niwas. Its lush surroundings make it a popular picnic spot offering enjoyable boar rides.

Maharao Madho Singh Museum

Situated in the old palace, the museum has a superb collection 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

Housed in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar, the museum displays a rich collection of rare coins,manuscripts and a representative selection of Hadoti sculpture.Especially noteworthy is an exquisitely sculptured statue brought here from Baroli.

Timings: 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs.2/- Closed on every Friday and Government holidays. Photography is prohibited. A prior permission has to be obtained from the Director of Archaeology and Museums,Jaipur.

Jag Mandir

Amid the picturesque artificial lake of Kishore Sagar constructed in 1346 AD by Prince Dher Deh of Bundi, stands the enchanting little palace of Jag Mandir. The azure waters around the red-sandstone monument enhances its beauty.Boat-rides can be enjoyed in the lake. The Keshar Bagh famous for its royal cenotaphs lies in the vicinity.

Haveli of Devtaji

The beautiful Haveli of Devta Shridharji is located in the middle of the busy market. The haveli is noted for its splendid frescoes and rooms ornate with lovely wall paintings.

Kota Barrage

A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River,this beautiful setting is ideal for outings and evening strolls.

Other Places worth visiting

  1. Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam
  2. Bhitria Kund
  3. Adhar Shila
  4. Budh Singh Bafna haveli
  5. Yatayat Park
  6. Haryali Water Park
  7. Godavari Dham Mandir