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KOTA TOUR PACKAGE

ABOUT KOTA

The Kota city is located on the eastern bank of Chambal River. 

Best Season
In summer it may not be too pleasant to visit this city due to the high temperature. The months between October and February are pleasant period to visit. 
Tourist Information Tourist Office is at Chambal Tourist Bungalow. The only bank where you can change traveller's cheques is State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur. Today Kota serves as army headquarters. It is also Rajasthan's industrial centre (mainly chemicals), powered by the Hydroelectric plants on the Chambal river. Local transportation includes cycles, auto-rickshaws and local buses. 

PLACES TO SEE IN KOTA:
Chambal Garden, KOTA
This garden is situated south of the fort at Amar Nivas and forms a popular picnic spot. It has a pond where one can take boat rides, but this pond is also home to Garhwal Crocodiles. 

Rao Madho Singh Museum, KOTA
This museum is situated in the old palace. It has on display weapons, clothing, a superb collection of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, and some of the best preserved murals in the state. The museum also houses a rich collection of artistic items used by the Kota rulers. This museum is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm, it is closed on Friday.

The Government Museum, KOTA
This museum is housed in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar. The museum has on display a collection of stone idols, rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts. 
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 p.m There is some very minimum entry fee. Closed on every Friday and Government holidays. Photography is prohibited. 

Jag Mandir, KOTA 
Situated between the city palace and the tourist bungalow is the picturesque artificial lake, Kishore Sagar constructed in 1346 AD by Prince Dher Deh of Bundi. In the middle of this beautiful lake stands the impressive little palace of Jag Mandir. This palace was built in 1740 by one of the Maharanis of Kota. Boat-rides can be enjoyed in this Kishore Sagar lake. The Keshar Bagh famous for its royal cenotaphs(tombs) lies in the vicinity. 

Haveli of Devtaji 
This beautiful Haveli of Devta Shridharji,which is located in the middle of the busy market is noted for its splendid frescoes and rooms decorated with lovely wall paintings. 

EXCURSIONS TO KOTA

Bardoli 
Enroute to Pratap Sagar Dam is Bardoli, 48 kms from Kota . It has one of the oldest and most beautiful temple complex of Rajasthan dating back to the 9th century A.D. One can come across some intricate carvings and also an exquisite image of Natraj (Shiva, the cosmic dancer) on the door of the mandap, offer fine examples of craftsmanship. Many interesting shrines are located close on heels. 

Bhainsrodgarh 
Bhainsrodgarh Fort lies 55 kms from Kota on the right bank of the Chambal River admist picturesque surroundings. A village lies within the fort. An ancient temple of Gaipar Nath Mahadev on the way is an idyllic picnic spot. 

Sitabari 
This place which is situated near the village of Kelwara in the Baran district enroute to Kota-Shiv Puri at a distance of 120 kms, is an ideal picnic spot. The old temples of Sita, Laxman and seven water tanks here are worth visiting. The place is the venue of a tribal fair held in May/June every year. 


Jaipur - Kota - Jaipur Tour
Day 1:: Jaipur - Kota (Km260)
Arrival at the Airport/Railway station and transfer to the hotel. Rest day at leisure. Evening (Optional Dinner at Heritage Hotel )

Day 2:: Kota Sightseeing Tour
Fullday sight seeing of Kota with Kota Palace, Bundi Fort, Madho Singh Museum, Kota Bairaj, Bardoli Temples, Evening walk through the local markets.

Day 3:: Kota - Jaipur Tour (Km260)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur Airport or Railway Station to reach your next destination.
 

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