Kota was formerly known as Kotah. Kota is located on the banks of the river Chambal. Kota is the third most populous city in Rajasthan. Kota is a major coaching hub of the country for competitive examination preparations and has a number of engineering and medical coaching institutes. At one time Kota Bundi was part of the former Rajput kingdom. The city of Kota is known for its distinctive style of paintings, palaces, museums, and places of worship. The city of Kota is also famous for its gold jewelry, Doria saris, silk saris, and the famous Kota stone.

History of Kota

Kota shows the unique identity of the culture and bravery of these Rajputs. The history of Kota dates back to the 12th century. The Chauhan Rajput chief of the Hada clan, Rao Dev, conquered the region and established Bundi and Hadoti. Separating Kota from Bundi, an independent Rajput kingdom was formed in 1631.

 

Tourist attractions place 

 

Seven Wonders Park

Seven wonders of the world are on display at Seven Wonder Park. These miniatures have been built on the bank of the Kishore Sagar Lake. The park is a famous and beautiful tourist destination. People come from all over the country to visit it. The park is home to seven wonders of the world such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramid, the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower, the Crisis the Redeemer Brazil, the Colosseum, and the Statue of Liberty.

Jagmandir Palace

The Jagat Temple is located in the center of the city. A palace of Jagat Mandir is located in the middle of the museum. The enchanting palace is a red sandstone monument of the grandeur days of Kota. Jag Mandir is located in the middle of Kishore Sagar Lake. The temple was built in 1740 by the Queen of Kota. The temple is made of red stone from Kota which attracts the tourists who come there.

Kota Barrage

Kota Barrage has been built on the Chambal River. The barrage is 19 gates long and a bridge has been built over it where the white water with tonsils gathers to enjoy the amazing view of being filled to the brim. The water roars like the ocean and the sound of it resonate in the entire area. The rumble can be heard from a distance, and the pulse of it can be felt on the bridge as well.

Garadia Mahadev Templ

Gardia Mahadev temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located in  Daulatganj near Kota. The temple is located in the middle of the river Chambal, creating a captivating landscape. The presence of many peacocks and other avian species there attracts a lot of birdwatchers and people who come for photography.

Garh Palace

Garh Palace is also known as City Palace. The palace is a mixture of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles with a strong influence on the Rajput architectural style. The structure also showcases marble floors, walls, and a very grand entrance tower, which makes it a very important landmark of the city. The manicured garden adds to the beauty of the palace

 

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