Best Tourist Season (October – February)
Airport: Nearest Airport is Jaipur 245 km
Railway: Kota is linked by rail with Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bharatpur, Indore, Jaipur, Mumbai and Sawai Madhopur
Road: Ajmer 206 km, Bhilwara 165 km, Bijapur 170 km, Bundi 38 km, Chittaurgarh 190 km, Delhi 454 km, Jaipur 245 km, Jodhpur 335, Pushkar 220 km, Ranthambhore 135 km (via Indragarh), Udaipur 327 km
Kota – a city in the Rajasthan State, formerly known as Kotah.
Kota is situated on the banks of Chambal river, a fascinating mixture of medieval grandeur and modern industrialization. An impressive fort stands like a sentinel over the present day Chambal Valley Project with its many dams – Kota Barrage, Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar.
Kota is the trade centre for an area in which cotton, millet, wheat, coriander and oilseeds are grown. Industries include cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairying and manufacturing of metal handcrafts. Kota – one of the major industrial hubs in northern India, with many prominent chemical and engineering companies based here.
Kota – famous for its distinctive style of painting. Also, Kota is well known for its saris, stone products and a vibrant education sector.
Kota – located along the eastern bank of the Chambal River in the Southern part of Rajasthan State.
Kota located at 25.18° N 75.83° E
Average elevation 271 mtrs (889 ft)
The district is bound on the north and north west by Sawai Madhopur, Tonk and Bundi districts. The Chambal River separates these districts from Kota district, forming the natural boundary.
Kota is 193.58 sq km (3.63 per cent of Rajasthan State)
Kota – the climate of the city is of the tropical type due to the proximity to the Tropic of Cancer and is subject to extremes of heat during summer, and has mildly could winters. Bikaner is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert with very little rainfall and extreme temperatures.
Summer maximum of 43°C and minimum 30°C
Winters maximum 31°C and minimum 12°C
Railfall 886 mm (annual)
Population 1,568,525 (as of 2001 India census)
Kota has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%.
Male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%.
In Kota, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sightseeing in Kota
Maharao Madho Singh Museum
The Government Museum
Haveli of Devtaji
Other places to visit:
Kansua Temple – where a rare four faced Shivlinga is installed, Bhitria Kund, Adhar Shila and Budh Singh Bafna Haveli are worth seeing.
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam & Bhainsrodgarh
Bhanddeora Temple (Ramgarh)
The Remains of Garhgacch
Fort of Shahbad and Mosque
Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary
Rock Paintings of Alaniya