Kota is the land of Chambal it is the third largest city in Rajasthan and is a popular destination for tourists. The city of Kota is situated on the banks of the Chambal River. It is popular for its architecture and its enchanting culture. Along with natural beauty and there is also a lot of spiritual beauty here.
In the 12th century, Rao Deva conquered the region and founded Hadoti. Kota was recognized as an independent Rajput state in 1631. It was established separately from Bundi. There have been many ups and downs in the history of Kot, where Mughals, local kings and Marathas attacked. The city of Kota is famous all over the world for its architecture. This includes the palace, museum, and temple located here.
What You SEE
GARADIA MAHADEV TEMPLE
Garadiya Mahadev is also one of the famous temples of Kota which is situated near the Chambal river. NH 76 passes through this temple which leads to Dabi and Chittorgarh. If you are one of those visitors who want to see and enjoy spectacular views, then here will never disappoint you. You go to roam here in the hope of beautiful views, here you get to see all those views.
Here one can enjoy the wonderful beauty of nature along with the glory of Lord Shiva. This place attracts tourists with its pleasing beauty. Nature lovers come here and spend their time here. It is also a popular picnic spot where tourists can enjoy and spend their time with their dear ones here
Kota is one of the major attractions in the city. Due to its large complex, it is also called the City Palace of Kota. In the history of Garh Palace, it has been the refuge of many kings, here those kings had built a lot here at different times, someone had built a huge complex, many apartments, etc.
MAHARAO MADHO SINGH MUSEUM
The Museum of Maharao Madho Singh is built on the premises of the Garh Palace. This museum has beautiful miniature paintings of the Kota style of Rajputs. It has become the centre of attraction of the genres. Tourists who come here spend a lot of time seeing the statues, antiquities and elephants of the kings located here. The historical objects here mesmerize the tourists.
ABHEDA MAHAL AND ABHEDA BIOLOGICAL PARK
AbhedhaMahal was built on the banks of a pond situated at a distance of 8 km from Kota. It was used for the entertainment of the king. It was used to enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty of the place. Near this palace, there is a temple of the adorable goddess Karni Mata of Kota. Abheda Biological Park is built near the Abheda Palace. This biological park is the best place for wildlife. It has been constructed by the Indian Forest Department.
DADA DEVI TEMPLE
At a distance of about 18 km from Kota, this temple of the goddess of the royal family of Kota is built amidst dense forests. The atmosphere of it is quite calm. This place is ideal for mental contemplation and meditation. This temple is of Dada Devi Mata, who is considered an incarnation of MaaDurga. Dada Devi Mata is considered to be the deity of the Kota royal family.
Nearby the city of Kota, there is a CharanChowki on the way to Dada Devi. The spiritual importance of this place is very much. Here Lord Krishna had stopped for a few moments during his visit to Dwarka. It is a belief that the footprints of Lord Shri Krishna are still visible there.
The Jagmandir Palace, situated amidst the Kishore Sagar Lake, was built between 1743-45 by one of the queens of Kota. It is built with red-coloured stones. This red stone enhances its beauty even more. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful view of the palace by boating in the Kishore Sagar Lake. There is a Kishore Bagh near Jag Mandir, which is recognized as a royal heritage.
Kota Beraja Dam is located in the Kota district. it has been constructed on the Chambal River. This dam is the main source of irrigation water for the farmers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It is also known for its remarkable ability to generate power in the water. This dam is spread over an area of 27,332 sq km. When the water logging becomes more during the rainy days, when its gates are opened, the flow of water is very powerful. Tourists come here to see which. It is amazing and mind-blowing to see this flowing water.
Chambal river is also known as Charmanvati, the sub-name of the Charanvati perennial river. it originates from Janapav hill of Vindhyachal mountain (Indore, Madhya Pradesh). From there it flows into Madhya Pradesh and enters Rajasthan from Chorasigarh in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan it flows northwest from Dholpur and joins the Yamuna River at Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. Chambal Garden is built near the Chambal River, which is an excellent tourist destination for tourists, here the daily greenery and peace fascinate the minds of the visiting tourists. There is a crocodile breeding centre on the Chambal river. Chambal river is also known as the lifeline of Kota.
SEVEN WONDER PARK
Seven Wonder Park is a sample of a wonderful and unique creation located in the Kota district. Seven Wonder Park has situated nearby Kishore Sagar Lake in VallabhWari in the Kota district. Accordingly, This park was constructed at a cost of 20 crores. It is a pleasure to see the seven wonders of the world together in this park. This feature of this park attracts tourists here. This park has been naturally developed.
KHADE GANESH JI TEMPLE
The Ganesh temple is situated in the southern direction of the city. This is the only temple in India where a broken idol of Lord Ganesha is worshipped. This feature of this temple makes it different and unique from other temples in this India. Rangbari Hanuman Ji’s temple comes on the way to this temple.
Karneshwar Temple is located on Kota Jhalawar Road. This temple is of Lord Shiva. Apart from this temple, there is a lot of greenery here which adds to its beauty even more. In the rainy season, the view here becomes mesmerizing and full of beauty. Which is the centre of tourist attraction. In this temple, along with the devotees, there is a crowd of picnickers.
Godavari Dham is Hanuman Mandir which is situated within walking distance from Chambal Garden. This is a beautiful white marble temple on the banks of the Chambal River. The tower of this temple remains very high, as well as the statue of a swan remains at the entrance of the temple. The construction of this temple is very amazing which makes this temple attractive. thus Tourists come here throughout the year to see this temple.
MUKUNDAR A TIGER RESERVE
Mukundra hills Tiger Reserve has now become the third tiger reserve of Rajasthan after Ranthambore and Sariska. Which has also been established as Darra Wildlife Sanctuary.Which is located in the southern part of Kota city of Rajasthan. In the past, it was also used by the Maharaja of Kota as the Royal Hunting Ground. Mukundra Tiger Reserve is located at a distance of about nearby 50 km from Kota. It is spread on the eastern bank of the Chambal River and is touched by the tributaries of Chambal.
The Darra Wildlife Sanctuary got the status of a national park in 2004. Finally, Which has been renamed Mukandra Hills National Park. Its total area is about 200 sq km. The Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary and JaswantSagar Wildlife Sanctuary have been amalgamated to form the Mukundra Hills, National Park. This park got the approval of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in the year 2013 and Rajasthan got the third Tiger Reserve Sanctuary. Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, now it has become home to four tigers, which have been recently shifted from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and brought here.