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Kota

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Kota Fort, KotaA town existing since the medieval times, Kota has kept up its march into modernity. Once a city of forts, palaces and crafts, it is now also a city of education institutions and small scale industries.


Existing as long back as the 12th Century, Kota as first a part of the principality of Bundi, ruled by the Hada clan. Later in the seventeenth century, Kota became separate and also was recognised for Rajput gallantry during this period.


Kota is known for its distinct style of painting that finds favor with art connoisseurs the world over. Besides painting, Kota is known for its fine Kota Doriya saris that are light as the breeze.


Climate

Summer: 42.6 C - 29.7 C

Winter: 24.5 C - 11.6 C

Rainy Season: from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)

Bring light clothing in summer and woollens during winter. Monsoon season is best avoided.


How to Reach

By Air: Nearest airport is Jaipur that is 240 km away.

By Rail: Kota is connected to Jaipur by train. The town lies on the Delhi-Mumbai rail line and several trains pass here each day.

By Road: Kota has good quality roads and is easily accessible by bus as well as car. Ample taxis and buses are available from Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Getting Around: Auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and minibuses are available to explore the town of Kota as well as its twin city, Bundi.

 

Tourist attractions in Kota

Jag Mandir - Jag Mandir is a small and beautiful palace in Kota. It is made on an island inside an artificial lake called Kishore Sagar. Kota is a town with ancient history. Lying on the banks of the Chambal River, it is most well known for its distinct school of miniature paintings and its saris.

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Darrah Sanctuary - Previously the hunting reserve of the rulers of Kota, Darrah was established way back in 1955 and covers an area of 266 sq km. This is a hilly sanctuary and has thick forests that are worthy of a visit. The animals here include wolf, sloth bear, chinkara and leopard.

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