About Kota City


Kota – situated on the bank of Chambal river, formerly known as Kotah , is famous as Trade Centre and Education City. It is the third largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur.  Kota has a number of engineering and medical entrance exam coaching institutes and its nickname is "Education City of India".The city is the trade centre for an area in which millet,wheat, rice, pulses, coriander and oilseeds are grown; industries include cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairy, manufacture of metal handcrafts, fertilizers, chemicals and engineering equipment.

Kota is the home of Kota stone, sand stone, Kota Sarees, kachori, coachings and also one of the industrial hub in northern India, with chemical, engineering and power plants based there.

The history of the city dates back to the 12th century A.D. when the Hada, a Chauhan Rajput chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, in the early 17th century AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi - RaoRatan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture. The independent state of Kota became a reality in 1631 when RaoMadhoSinghal, the second son of RaoRatan of Bundi was made the ruler, by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Soon Kota outgrew its parent state to become bigger in area, richer in revenue and more powerful. MaharaoBhim Singh played a pivotal role in Kota's history, having held a 'Mansab' of five thousand and being the first in his dynasty to have the title of Maharao. Apart from the several monuments that reflect the erstwhile glory of the town, Kota is also known for its temples, palaces and gardens. 

The main attractions of the city of Kota are:

  • Kota Fort
  • Chambal Garden
  • MaharaoMadho Singh Museum
  • The Government Museum
  • Jag Mandir- Kishore Sagar
  • Devtaji  ki Haveli
  • Kota Barrage
  • Kansua Temple
  • BhitriaKund
  • AdharShila
  • Traffic Garden
  • Seven Wonders
  • Art Gallery
  • C V Garden
  • Gadariya Temple
  • Geparnath