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A scenic click of Garadia Mahadev Temple
Written by Kajani Shivam on June 28, 2020 Share on

Garadia Mahadev Temple – Introducing the Grand Canyon of India!

Have you ever heard about the Grand Canyon of India? If you haven’t heard about it, its time to read and explore this marvellous place. Well, Rajasthan is full of surprises, right? There is always something that excites you in Rajasthan. Heard about Kota? I am sure most of us would not have heard about this place. Kota is a small town in Rajasthan and houses some of the best tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Garadia Mahadev Temple is often known as the Grand Canyon of India and is loved for its scenic views. Interesting? Also, there is a lot more that you should be knowing about this splendid place. Well, keep reading… I am sure you won’t be disappointed with Garadia Mahadev Temple, one of the best temples in Rajasthan.

A view of Kota
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Garadia Mahadev Temple

Situated on a cliff 500 feet above sea level, it is one of the pilgrimage spots in Rajasthan. The calm breeze will be chanting the Shiv Stotras in your ears to arouse the spirit of devotion in you. The place seems to be picture-perfect like a painting made by God himself. Interestingly, you will find 300 feet deep gorge through which Chambal river is flowing. Also, you will find gigantic cliffs on either side of the gorge. This place offers to capture some of the best viewpoints. Trust me, you will totally run out of words to describe the beauty of this place.

How to reach Garadia Mahadev Temple?

Garadia Mahadev Temple is located around 25 to 30 kilometres from Kota. It is highly recommended to book a taxi instead of taking a bus. You will mostly find the buses empty and you will find it secluded and confused in public transports. So, it’s better to book a taxi. The taxi will charge you from INR 800 – INR 900. But, trust me, this will be the best option. Also, you can choose to take your own car and reach the temple. You have to drive from Kota on the national Highway number – NH27. You will find a blue colour board on the left side mentioning – Garadia Mahadev Temple. 150 metres after the board, you will have to take the forked road on the left side. This narrow road goes towards the gorge of the Chambal river, where you will be able to find the temple and the viewpoint.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Garadia Mahadev Temple is during monsoon. During monsoon, you will find the Chambal river full of water. Also, the weather is pleasant and you can witness the best of this place during monsoon. In addition, you can choose to visit this place early morning to capture some best clicks.


You can visit this place from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Also, it is open on all days for the visitors.

Entry Fee

  • Indian Citizens – INR 50
  • Non-Indian Citizens – INR 500
  • Students – INR 50

Things you should be knowing before visiting Garadia Mahadev Temple

A scenic view of Garadia Mahadev Temple
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  • Make sure you carry food and water as there are no shops in the nearby areas.
  • Carry your valid ID Proof which is required at the entry gate of the forest area.
  • You might find the area to be secluded, but it is completely safe.
  • You need almost 2 -3 hours to explore this place. So, plan your visit accordingly.
  • Make sure you capture some amazing scenic clicks on your camera. You will also find many people doing a mini-photoshoot here as the location is splendid.
  • The mobile connection might not be great at this place. So, expect some moments where you can go out of network connections.
  • Take care of your belongings. The place seems to be very secluded, so it’s better to always keep an eye on your belongings.
  • You will also find a lot of monkeys on the way to the temple. So, make sure you keep your snacks safe from the notorious monkeys.
  • You need to walk in a few areas. So, make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • You will also find water activities at the Chambal River during festivals. Interestingly, you will find many people taking part in multiple water sports.

Places to visit near Garadia Mahadev Temple

Interestingly, you will find many places to visit near Garadia Mahadev Temple. Make sure you have a look at these places on your vacation to Kota.

1. Seven Wonders Park

A click of Seven Wonders Park in Kota
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Never got a chance to see the Seven Wonders of the world? Well, not to worry! You can see all the Seven Wonders of the World at a single go. Wondering how? Nearby the Garadia Mahadev Temple, you will find an interesting place known as the Seven Wonders Park in Kota. Interestingly, you can find the miniature version of Seven Wonders which includes Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower, Great Pyramid, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum, Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. In addition, some of these aren’t the new world wonders, but they have been the 7 World Wonders of the World for a period of time. Also, it took 150 workers to complete this project. You can definitely have a click and capture some happy moments on your tour to Kota.

2. Kishore Sagar and Jagmandir Palace

Kishore Sagar is an artificial lake dating back to 1346 and it is is one of the beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. This was constructed by the Bundi Prince Dehra Deh. Also, you will find this located near the Brij Vilas Palace Museum. Interestingly, you will find a palace named Jagmandir located at the heart of the museum. The palace is made of red sandstone which will easily impress you with its architecture. The palace is a real treat for photographers. Make sure you visit this place in the evening for a lovely view.

3. Chambal Gardens

Chambal Gardens in Kota
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It is a famous spot in Kota. Take some time and spend your evening in Chambal Gardens. Also, this spot is one of the best spots for a picnic in Kota. Escape from the busy life and connect yourself with nature. The tall trees, lush green shrubs, colourful flowers will make it more romantic for you and your loved ones.

Well, Garadia Mahadev Temple is definitely not a bad idea, right? This place in Rajasthan is waiting to be explored by many tourists. Also, never miss taking a look at the nearby attractions which are totally worth a visit. As I already mentioned, Rajasthan will always surprise you one way or the other. Get ready to find out the surprises in Kota. Planning for a vacation? Reach Pickyourtrail website and find out some exciting travel packages. Also, we will be virtually travelling with you through our 24/7 App. Get ready to share your travel stories with Pickyourtrail! Let’s unwrap the world together!!

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