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Introduction of Kota 

Kota is a fascinating mixture of medieval grandeur and modern industrialization. Kota is situated on the banks of the Chambal river below a deep gorge at an altitude of 515 meters above sea level. Kota lies in a tract of country that straddled a major trade route from New Delhi to Gujarat. Kota, with its irrigation and hydro-electricity projects, atomic power projects and other industrial units has now transformed itself into the industrial capital of Rajasthan. The temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. In summers the temperature is around 43 degree Celsius and in winters it is around 5 degree

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Celsius. The best season to visit Kota is from August to February. English, Hindi and Rajasthani are the common languages which are spoken here. The city is also well known for its traditional handicrafts industry. In Summers, the temperature is around 38.1º Celsius and in winters it is around 5.5º Celsius. Hindi, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Urdu and English are the common languages which are spoken here.

History of Kota 

The Hada chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory in the 14th century and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, at the beginning of the 17th century, Rao Ratan Singh, the ruler of Bundi, gave his son, Madho Singh, the smaller principality of Kota. In course of time Kota came to be regarded as a hallmark of Rajput power and culture. In the past Kota was a small independent state surrounded by more powerful neighbours. Under the guidance of the able ruler Zalim Singh in the 19th century, Kota prospered but it then foundered on his death. The British reunited the territory in 1894 and imposed stability.

Tourist Attractions in Kota 

The main tourist attractions of Kota are the Kota Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Kota fort was constructed from the year 1625 onwards. It is an example of organic growth and there is no overall plan to the development of the area within the walls. The Bhim Mahal, a large Durbar Hall, is early 18th century and is covered with Rajput miniatures documenting the towns periods of expansion and recording Kota’s legends. The Umaid Bhawan Palace in 1904 was built for the Maharao Umaid Singh II and designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob in collaboration with the Indian designers. Its exterior is buff–coloured stone with a stucco finish and include much typical Rajput detail. The interior, however is Edwardian with a fine drawing–room, banquet hall and garden. The Umaid Bhawan Palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

How to reach Kota
By Air:
Jaipur which is about 245 km is the nearest airport.

By Rail:
Lying on the Delhi - Mumbai route, Kota is well served by regular and superfast rail services.

By Road:
A good network of road connections links Kota with many important cities in and outside the Rajasthan.

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