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Things to do in Kota

Apart from exploring the incredible sightseeing in Kota here are some activities that you can enjoy in Kota:
Peek a boo in the History:
The Brij Vilas Bhavan museum lends you an awesome opportunity to scorch the past of Kota. The museum home the medieval possessions of the state and the belongings of the Royals of Kota.
Enjoy the rich culture:
Kota is a culturally rich place where you can find customs and traditions at every nook and corner. Indulge in the local life and live the true spirit of Rajasthan.

Places to see in Kota

Kota homes many incredible manmade creations and is famous for its tourist-friendly spots. Here are the major tourist spots in Kota that you must see while your visit:
Kishore Sagar & Jagmandir Palace:
Built in late 1346, Kishore Sagar is an artificial lake. It was built as per the instruction of the Bundi prince Dehra deh. The Jagmandir Palace is perched amidst this calm lake and is the most sought after tourist destination in Kota. Made of Red Sandstone the palace is an exemplary construction of architecture. It once served as the summer retreat of the Kota rulers and was primarily built by an anonymous queen of Kota. The incredible light work on the palace makes is an incredible sight in the evenings. The reflection of the Palace on the still water makes a breathtaking sight.
Seven Wonders Park:
Located at a distance of 4 kilometers from the main city center, the Seven Wonders Park is opened recently. It represents the miniature of the seven great wonders of the world and has gained great popularity. The wonders include Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids of Egypt, Colosseum of Rome, etc. The surrounding lake and the evening lighting arrangement make the entire site splendid.
Kota Barrage:
If you wish to spend a calm and peaceful evening in Kota there is no better place than the Kota Barrage. A pleasant evening along the river side is what this place gifts you. The locals love to spend their time here. The calm water of the Chambal River best compliments the weather and hence you may witness crowd here.
Chambal Gardens:
Located in the backdrop of the Chambal River, the Chambal Garden is splendid. The garden homes a beautiful and well-maintained pond and a place for crocodiles to live. A park is an ideal place for both kids and adults with a suspension bridge, a fountain and well-manicured grass and flowers in the backdrop.
Khade Ganesh Ji Temple:
One of the most revered religious places in Kota, the Kahde Ganesh Ji temple is believed to be the most ancient place of Kota. The idol of Lord Ganesha is around 300 years old and the only idol of lord Ganesha in a standing position. The Temple is located on the Shore of Chambal River. The temple compound is usually occupied with many peacocks which add to the splendor of this ancient place.
The City Palace:
The City Palace is located in the heart of the city and is one incredible marvel of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The palace is a major tourist spot in Kota. It has alluring mirror walls adorned with floral paintings. The lighting work inside the palace is awe-inspiring. The entire palace has marble floor and an intricate entrance. There is a large spanned garden around the palace that accentuates the beauty of the place and sings the tell tales of the past.

Food and Shopping in Kota

Food in Kota:
While in Kota you can relish unique Rajasthani food in some great restaurants. The rich taste of Dal Bati & delicious Churma will leave your taste buds dancing in joy. There are many restaurants that serve you authentic veg and non-vegetarian food. You can also indulge in other north India, Chinese & Continental preparation in Kota.
Shopping in Kota:
You go anywhere in Rajasthan the place has incredible shopping opportunities. In Kota, you can buy impressive handmade crafts and pottery products. Paintings, stone crafts, saris, tie and dye apparels are the primary shopping items in the city. Beautiful and comfortable Rajasthani Mojdi (juttis) are another great buy from Kota.

How to reach Kota

By Bus
Kota has a bus stand that has regular buses to and fro Kota. The roads are well maintained and thus the bus journey to reach the town is a comfortable ride. The state-run buses are good and comfortable. You can take a bus as per your affordability. There are many buses like deluxe, semi-deluxe, sleeper class & air-conditioned.
By Taxi
Taxi is another road transport option to reach Kota. Although a little expensive, taxi travel is the most entertaining and comfortable way to reach the town. There are many taxi providers that offer taxi rides to and fro Kota. The taxis can be hired as a whole or on sharing basis.
By Train
Kota has good rail connectivity with major cities in India. One can reach Kota via sleeper, super fast and some luxurious trains. One can take a taxi of hike a bus to reach the main city from here.
By Air
The nearest Airport to Kota is Sanganer Airport, Jaipur. It is located at a distance of 245 kilometers from the main city. There aren’t any direct flights to Kota and one has to reach Jaipur and take a bus of a taxi to reach Kota further.
Kota Distance from near by Places
Kota Distance Jaipur: 253 kilometers
Kota Distance Delhi: 526 Kilometers
Kota Distance Jodhpur: 388 Kilometers

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