Kota is a medieval city, situated on the banks of the Chambal River. Kota is known for its palaces, gardens, historical places and temples. It is the third largest city in the state after Jaipur and Jodhpur. Kota is known for Kota textile, handmade puppets and Laakh ki Chudiyan bangles.
Major tourist sites in and around the town: Garh Palace, Jagmandir Palace, Kota Barrage Dam, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Chambal Garden, Seven Wonder Park, Gaiparnath Temple, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is November to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Kota Junction railway station. Kota is well linked by the railways with major cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, etc.
Nearest airport: Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAI, ICAO: VIJP) is about 245 km (152 mi)away.
Buses: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses and private buses ply regularly to Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, etc.
By road: The distance from Jaipur to Kota is about 252 km (157 mi) via NH52. It takes around 4-5 hours.
The distance from Udaipur to Kota is about 286 km (178 mi)) via NH27. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Ajmer to Kota is about 208 km (129 mi) via Ajmer - Kota Rd. It takes around 4 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Kota is about 518 km (322 mi) via NH52 and NH 48. It takes around 9-10 hours.
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