In the southeast part of Rajasthan, Kota city is built on the banks of the Chambal River. Its glorious history, rich heritage, and diverse culture welcome tourists from all over the world. This city is the third-largest city in Rajasthan and was founded in the 12th century when Rao Deva conquered the territory and founded Hadoti. In 1631, the independent Rajput state of Kota was carved out of Bundi.
Kota City is famous for its architecture, beautiful temples, breathtaking wonders, palaces, museums, and so on.
Kota city maintains its charm in all the aspects as described below.
Kota builds a staircase for the students of the whole nation. It prepares them for the competitive entrance examinations of engineering (JEE-MAINS and ADVANCED) and medical (NEET and AIIMS). This city is also a source of earnings for many people.
Bansal classes in 1991 started from a single room with 8 students and with the help of hundreds of coaching institutes (Allen Carrier Institue, Vibrant Academy, Motion, Resonance, Reliable, Sarvottam, Career Point, etc.
) and the hard work of faculties and students makes it one of the biggest educational hubs all over the nation.
Kota Kachori is loved at the first site and attracts people from far just by its aroma. At every corner of Kota, people enjoy kachoris served with imli chutney and pudina chutney. In some places, it is also served with kadi. The crispy, spicy and delicious preparation of kachoris serves you the best breakfast.
Kota Kachori is a mixture of hing (asafetida), red chili, and black pepper which makes it different from other cities.
Kota is famous for 3 k’s out of which one is the Kota stone. It is a natural limestone used for exterior and interior home decoration and gives it an opulent look. Kota stone is usually found in areas of the Kota district, Rajasthan. It is available in large numbers varying in sizes, shades, and colors. This stone can adjust itself in any type of weather. Also, it doesn’t require regular maintenance.
Kota city, the third most populous city of Rajasthan is built on the banks of a tributary of the Yamuna river,i.e. Chambal river. Chambal river flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and then goes southeast to join the Yamuna. This river also forms the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Kota amazes all the tourists with its beauty. It has plenty of gardens having beautiful flowers, boat rides, fun rides, and temples. Chambal garden is one of the oldest gardens in Kota. CV garden, Ganesh udhyan, etc. were made after that. People come here for picnics, to have fun with families or friends. They also come here to spend their ‘me’ time.
Seven Wonders Park of Kota city is built on the sides of Kishor Sagar Talab in Ballabh Bari which is one of the major attractions for all the Tourists. Starting with the Taj Mahal, the renowned Mughal architecture, raised in the Memory of Mumtaz by Shah-Jahan and is a symbol of Love. The Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient monument and is the largest of three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower and is the tallest structure in Paris. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy is known for its leaning at 5.5 degrees from its perpendicular. Christ the Redeemer of Brazil is an art deco statue of Jesus Christ. Colosseum, also known as Flavian Amphitheatre was built during the Flavian dynasty in Rome. It was built for the entertainment of ancient Rome and also to convey its wealth, might, and power. The Statue of Liberty is originally located in New York and it is the symbol of Freedom and Liberty. This shows the freedom between the people of French and the U.S. These amazing replicas greet the tourists with a good ambiance.
Kota Doria is mainly made in Kota from the mid 17th and 18th centuries it first originated in Mysore and is a unique blend of cotton and silk. Kota Doria is a fine weave and has very less weight. These have a square check pattern on the fabric known as Khats. Kota Doria sarees or suits are available in 3 different styles – basic, printed, and zari and in a variety of colors. They can be worn for casual as well as dressy occasions.
Kota celebrates several festivals but the Dusshera Mela of Kota is quite popular for its uniqueness all over the country. Prominent artists from different cities come to make three tall effigies of demons Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhkarna which are burnt on the Viajyadashmi to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Firecrackers are placed inside the effigies. A child well dressed as Lord Rama shoots the arrow of fire over Demon Ravana and burns it. People come here to enjoy the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.
The Dussehra fair is organized with lots of cultural programs, competitions, a shopping arena, a flood zone, fun rides, and many more. This fair starts from the day of Viajyadashmi to the Dhanteras. More than 1 lac people from Kota and outside cities/villages come to witness the event.
Kota’s City Palace, also known as Garh Palace is located in the Tipton area and is one of the treasures of the city which showcase the Rajput Heritage along with the Mughal Art.
It is said that Prince Jait Singh of Bundi found this city palace, Kota’s Garh in 1964 on the spot where he defeated and killed the previous ruler Bhil Chieftain Koteya. To commemorate the human sacrifice of the ruler, Koteya, this city is named Kotah. Different rulers at different periods made a large number of apartments and monuments inside it. The Palace is entirely built on Marble and its interiors have eye-catching wall paintings, mirror walls, and mirror ceilings. This complex also has a grand museum showing the royal culture of Kings and Queens. Their costumes, apparel, artifacts, handicrafts, etc. reflect their heritage. There is also a beautiful backyard around the palace which makes it more wonderful.
Kota Barrage or Kota Dam in Rajasthan’s important reservoir built over the Chambal River. This place is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists mainly during the rainy season. The breathtaking view of water flowing through its gates is worth watching. There is a temple of Lord Shiva, Kansua nearby it which is very famous for the four-faced Shiva lingam.
Kota is one of the famous holy centers for having many temples. Shivpuri Dham is the place having 525 shillings and it is said that one of the shivling is as high as 15 feet and is constructed from a single piece of black stone. Jag Mandir lies in the middle of Kishor Sagar lake and is built of red sandstones by one of the queens of Kota. Radha Krishna Mandir at Talwandi has a splendid Radha and Krishna and their mystical love story. Godavari Dham is situated in Dadabari near Chambal Garden and is a white marble Hanuman temple. A huge marble swan welcomes from the top of the entrance gate. Khade Ganesh Ji mandir has a standing idol of Lord Ganesha and is found to be a very old temple.
Kota also has Garadiya Mahadev Temple, Daad Devi, gapernath Temple, Karneshwar Temple, Kansua Temple, and so on.
Kota also takes care of its locals and tourists in the field of entertainment. City Mall, Cine Mall, Akash Mall, The Great Mall of Ahluwalia, etc. have fun zones for all the children, shopping arenas, food corners, and also movie theatres. People come here to enjoy and have fun under one roof. There are so many events or competitions organized in every mall for entertainment.