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Kota

Kota FortKota is the industrial hub of Rajasthan & has an atomic power plant. It is situated on the banks of Chambal river & famous for its fort & dams. Kota, the historical city was founded in 12th century, now is well known as the industrial capital of Rajasthan. It is rapidly emerging as an important industrial centre. It boasts of Asia's largest fertilizer plant, precision instrument unit and atomic power station nearby. Amazingly unfamiliar, the Kota has some splendid treasures for the tourist. Its impregnable fortresses, sprawling palaces, exquisitely wrought palaces and lovely waterways act as a magnificent foil to its exotic wildlife and delicate fresco Paintings.

Places to see
City Palace & Fort : This beautiful palace is designed with mirror work, ebony and ivory doors.
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Jag Madir - Kishor Sagar : This beautiful red-stone palace has a wonderful view of the man-made lake called Kishore Sagar. It was built in 1346 A.D. by the Prince of Bundi.

Jag MandirChambal Garden : A brilliantly designed garden at the Amar Niwas. Its lush surroundings make it a popular picnic spot offering enjoyable boat rides. This beautiful garden also houses crocodiles.

Brij Vilas Palace Museum : This government museum is located near Kishore Sagar, it houses old coins, stone idols etc.

Maharao Madho Singh Museum : Located in the old palace, the museum houses wonderful collectibles of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, frescoes and armory.

The Government Museum : The museum houses a rare collection of manuscripts, coins and figures of Hadoti sculptures.

Kota Barrage : A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River, this beautiful setting is ideal for outings and evening strolls.

Other Places to visiting : Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam, Bhitria Kund, Adhar Shila, Budh Singh Bafna haveli, Yatayat Park, Haryali Water Park, Godavari Dham Mandir.

Climate and Best Time to visit
The average temperature in the daytime hovers somewhere around 42ºC. The average temperature falls in the range of 9ºC.However, the climate of Kota may experience some chilly nights in the winter season. The annual average rainfall in Kota is approximately 885.6 mm. The best time to visit Kota is during the period of November to early April.
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Kota Air/Rail/Road Links
Airways : Kota does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is Jaipur (240 km).

Railways : Kota railway station is located at the extreme northern end of the town. As Kota is on the main Delhi Mumbai railway line via Sawai Madhopur, a number of trains pass through and halt here.

Roadways : The main bus station in Kota is located on Bundi Road near the eastern bank of the Chambal River. There is a good bus service from Kota to Ajmer (201 km) , Chittorgarh (200 km), Jaipur (242 km), Udaipur (374 km), Jodhpur (379 km) and Bikaner (434 km).

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