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Along the eastern bank of the Chambal River lies Kota - an amazing example of majestic medieval age and modern industrialization. Kota is located on a high sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau. The Mokandarra hills run from southeast to northwest of the town. Once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi, Kota became a separate princely state in the 17th century. Today, besides being Rajasthan's industrial centre, Kota also serves as army headquarters. Its wealth of impressive forts, opulent palaces and splendid temples of past centuries retain their former glory. Its present-day edifices and heavy industries have made it the industrial heartland of Rajasthan. Summers in Kota are quite hot. The city experiences scant rainfall between June and August. Winters are cool and are the best times to visit the city. Dussehra festival is celebrated all over the country but the Kota Dussehra is quite unique for it marks more than just the beginning of a festive period. Rich in courtly splendour and age old traditions, the Dussehra festival here is marked by a glittering procession, which attracts thousands from the surrounding villages.
Distance from Kota to                KM
Ajmer 206 Km
Bassi 170 Km
Bhilwara 165 Km
Bijapur 170 Km
Bijolia   88 Km
Bundi   38 Km
Chhittorgarh 190 Km
Deoli 100 Km
Jaipur 245 Km
Jhalawar   87 Km
Jodhpur 335 Km
Junia 130 Km
Pushkar(ViaKekri) 220 Km
Ranthambore
  (Via Indragarh)
  (Via Bundi)

  135 Km
  230 Km
Udaipur 327 Km
Kota at a glance :
Area 221.36 sq. km
Population 5,37,371
Altitude 251.1 metres above sea level
Languages Rajasthani and Hindi
STD Code 0744
Best time to visit October-February
Places of Interest:
City Fort Palace And Rao Madho Singh Museum
Chhatar Bilas Gardens
Jagmandir Palace
Haveli of Devtaji
Kishore Sagar Tank
Chambal Gardens
Kota Municipal Corporation
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