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Places to visit in Kota
Written by Rhea Alex on June 22, 2020 Share on

Experience the best of Kota! A guide for your vacation in 2021

Tourists looking to head towards Rajasthan, should most definitely stop by and pay a visit to the city of Kota. Located just on the South-Eastern part of the state of Rajasthan, this captivating city is right on the banks of the famous Chambal river. The entire city is known for its great cultural significance and traditional heritage over the years. Tourists are bound to immerse themselves in the understanding and comprehending of the rich cultural heritage of the land.

The region is famous for its amazing monuments, breathtaking views, modern attractions, exquisite architecture and so much more. The city is also extremely popular among the student community looking to excel in their IIT-JEE competitive exams and make their way through to any of the prestigious industries. The city is sure to captivate you and intrigue you in the most unique ways possible.

Find below some of the places to visit in Kota. We hope this guide provides you with everything you need for your Kuta trip.  

Best time to visit Kota

The most ideal and recommended time to visit Kota would be during the months of October to March respectively. It is during this time that the region witnesses temperatures as low as 12 to 27 degrees Celsius, all through the winter season. Though Kota experiences extremely low temperatures during the latter half of the year, the region also subjects itself to ridiculously high temperatures during the summer.

The semi-arid climate of Kota is what holds itself responsible for this extreme change of temperatures. The summer seasons most often accounts for the driest time of the year in Rajasthan and thus, tourists can hardly even explore the region. The summer is followed by the monsoon rains and then evidently the winter sets in and happens to be the best time of the year.

Best places to visit in Kota

The city of Kota is filled with a wide array of sightseeing places and attractions that tourists are sure to marvel at through the course of their journey. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled together a list of some of the best places to visit in Kota. Read through the blog and you’re sure to find everything you need.

  • Kota Barrage
  • Kishore Sagar Lake
  • Seven Wonders Park
  • Jag Mandir Palace

1. Kota Barrage

Kota Barrage
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Located on the famous Chambal river, the ‘ Kota Barrage,’ is an extremely talked-about historical dam in the region. This is easily one of the busiest tourist attractions in the city of Kota. The Kota Barrage is built right over the Chambal River and is surrounded by some of the most amazing views. Tourists can soak in the serenity of the region and enjoy the tantalising views of the place.

You can experience the beautiful yet gentle sounds of the Chambal waters, hear the chirping of birds in the lush greenery that surrounds it and just be mesmerized by the sheer beauty that surrounds the place. Those tourists who are fortunate enough to witness the gates of the barrage opening and the waters gushing through, witness stellar views that truly are out of the ordinary. This makes for one of the most picturesque destinations you’ll find within the Kota city.

2. Kishore Sagar Lake

Kishore Sagar Lake
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The ‘Kishore Sagar Lake,’ is a man-made lake located in the city of Kota. Known to be one of the most visited destinations by tourists who visit the city, the lake is home to some of the most picture-perfect settings you’ll find. History denotes that it was the then Prince of Bundi – Dehra Deh that built the lake, dating back to the mid 14th century. If you’re travelling with family, hop onto a boat and enjoy a nice little boat ride in this stunningly beautiful lake.

You will also find a great number of street food vendors and small eateries in the vicinity of the lake. Tourists can enjoy some delicious snack after their boat ride and then soak in the beauty of the region during the nights. The entire place dazzles with lights as the night sets in and makes for some of the most relaxing strolls.

3. Seven Wonders Park

Seven Wonders Park
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One of the most recent built structures in the city of Kota, remains the ‘Seven Wonders Park,’ owing to be a resemblance of the actual seven wonders of the world. This is yet another extremely popular attraction in Kota and witnesses a plethora of tourists hoping to get a glimpse of the seven wonders upfront and real. The park itself is found situated along the banks of the Kishore Sagar. If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit the seven wonders of the world in real-time, then a visit to the park is most recommended. Tourists can view miniatures of the Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa,  Eiffel Tower, Christ The Redeemer, Taj Mahal, Statue of Liberty, Great Egyptian Pyramid and so on. The place also makes for some great memory pictures, so click your way through at the park.

4. Jag Mandir Palace

 Jag Mandir Palace
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Located right in the midst of the Kishore Sagar lake, the ‘Jag Mandir Palace,’ is a piece of exceptional architecture and has been talked about for years together. The entire palace itself is said to have been built with red stones and remains one of the most popular attractions in Kota. Tourists visiting the region are in for a visual treat as they marvel at this truly breathtaking monument. History denotes that the Jag Mandir Palace was a frequent destination for the royals of Kota during that time, to relax and recoup after a long tiring week. The temple was built around 1740 by the then Queen of Kota. This palace is also the region where the famous Hindi movie – Badrinath Ki Dulhania was shot. The beauty of the palace during the nights is stunning and out of this world, with the lights sparking up the entire palace.

Also read: Amazing places to visit near Kota for an unforgettable experience.

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