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Written by Rahul on October 6, 2020 Share on

The Ultimate Guide to Kota- Know more about the city of Chambal in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the main states of India which is famous for its excellent tourist places. With many places to visit, Rajasthan is literally a paradise to all the tourists out there. People from all around the world visit this place for its very rooted cultural and historical significance. It is also a paradise to the majority of the people who are into history, adventure and nature. At the same time, this is also a top pick for many family vacations as Rajasthan is a place that has something for everyone. And yes, Kota is one of the best cities to visit in Rajasthan. You have only got to visit this city via Jaipur as it is the closest city to Kota. Kota, with its least polluted rivers, is one top pick in Rajasthan. So here is the Ultimate Guide to Kota. This will help you to streamline the places that you will want to go to and not waste any time on your vacation.

Thar Khuri
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The Ultimate Guide to Kota

Lying on top of the Chambal river, Kota is a place that needs a definite visit while you are in Rajasthan. The numerous tourist activities in this place make it a very popular destination. Lying on top of the Chambal river, this river is the most less polluted rivers of India. This is a major attraction for both the tourist crowd and for the colourful migratory birds. This city is also the centre for most of the Rajasthani Arts. Kota contains many preserved miniature paintings. So, here are the best things to do in Kota. This will be your ultimate guide to Kota.

Also Read: A Complete Guide To The Chambal Gardens Kota

The Chambal River boat ride

Your vacation to Kota will never be complete without taking the stunning boat ride at the Chambal river. Being one of the least polluted rivers of India, this river is also part of the NCS (National Chambal Sanctuary). So, if you are an animal lover then this is your Paradise. You can spot some freshwater crocodiles, ten varieties of the tortoise and if you are lucky enough, you will be able to spot some Gangetic Dolphin. This is also a birdwatcher’s paradise as you will be able to see 20 species of migratory birds flocking here. So, this is a must-do activity once you visit Kota.

 Chambal River
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Celebrating the Dusshera festival in Kota

If, by chance, you are visiting the Kota city between October and November time, then make yourself available for the colourful Dusshera festival. A whopping 25 metres high Ravana idol is made of sticks and straws. This giant idol is burnt and celebrated during this festival which shows the victory of Rama over Ravana. You can view cultural performances and taste the delicious local cuisine of Rajasthan. Come to Kota during this period to view and experience one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India. This is one famous thing to do while you are in Kota.

Dussera festival at Kota.
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Trek to the Gaipernath Waterfall

Trekking to the most magnificent and beautiful Gaipernath waterfall is one of the most favoured things to do in Kota. People trek to the waterfalls through the lush greenery and this will be a pleasant and reviving activity for many tourists. Visit this place during the monsoon or after that for you to get the full voluminous action of this magnificent falls. Whether you are planning to be here for a picnic or to take a hike, this could probably be a great place. Also, this is a great stop to visit while you are in the City of Chambal, Kota.

Gaipernath Waterfall
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Visit Kota’s City Palace and Fort

Once you visit the City Fort, you will certainly be able to connect with the character of Indiana Jones. You will be an explorer at the ancient ruins of this palace. There are many things to actually explore and learn from this place. The major things that you will do at the fort are to visit the Hawa Mahal, Raja Mahal, Badal Mahal and Jhala Mahal. The Hawa Mahal is the place where the queens check the day to day life of the city from one of the many windows. Have a very close look at the intricate weapons, and then visit the mirrored hall in the Darbar hall which is downstairs to the Maharao Madho Singh Museum. This is one of the main inclusions for the places to visit in the Ultimate Guide to Kota.

Kota's City palace.
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Kota is one perfect place to spend your vacation with your friends and family, right? Already excited to plan your vacation? If yes, quickly reach out to Pickyourtrail for the best Rajasthan Holiday Packages. You can also customize your own Packages on Pickyourtrail website. Also, do know that you can reach out to us on WhatsApp for any doubts to be clarified. Do read many of our blogs to know more about Domestic travel. Happy travelling!!

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