Kota Tourist Attractions: Jag Mandir, Kota Fort, Chambal Garden, Umed Bhawan Palace, Rao Madho Singh Ji Museum, Kota Barrage, Brijraj Bhawan Palace

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Tourist Attractions in Kota

Tourist Attractions in Kota

Various tourist attractions in Kota are the Jag Mandir, Kota Fort, Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, Umed Bhawan Palace, a splendid haveli with beautiful frescoes and the royal cenotaphs.

Jag Mandir

Kishore Sagar, the picturesque artificial tank lies between the City Palace and the RTDC Hotel Chambal. Jag Mandir Palace is situated right in the middle of the Kishore Sagar, on a small island. The Jaj Mandir palace was built in 1740 by one of the Maharani of Kota. This palace can be seen at its best early in the morning but is exquisite at any day time. The azure waters around the Jag Mandir enhances its beauty. Boat rides can also be enjoyed in the lake.

Jag Mandir, Jag Mandir in Kota
Kota Fort

The Kota Fort is one of the famous tourist attraction in Kota and overlooks the Chambal river. This fort also houses the museum and has some elaborately painted chambers. The Kota fort was built by the Jait Singh, in the mid 13th century. The Kota Fort is known for its Durbar Hall which has beautiful paintings and mirror work and has doors of ebony and ivory. The exquisite miniature paintings of the Kota school are also housed within the Durbar Hall. The Maharajas of Kota later abandoned the fort and build various palaces.

Chambal Garden

Chambal Garden is the lush green garden at Amar Niwas. This place is a lovely picnic spot. While enjoying the beauty of the place one can even enjoy a boat ride.

Umed Bhawan Palace

Umed Bhawan is one of the most beautiful palaces of Kota. Umed Bhawan Palace was built in 1009 by Maharao Umed Singh II of Kota. This palace was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob who spent many years in Rajasthan. The overall design of the palace is European. Umed Bhawan Palace has now been converted into a luxurious heritage hotel. There are long corridors, courtyard, Italian marble floors, Edwardian drawing room and a billiard room in the hotel. There is also a very well laid out garden which surrounds the heritage hotel.

Rao Madho Singh Ji Museum

Rao Madho Singh Ji Museum was formerly a palace and is named after the son of the ruler of Bundi who was made the first ruler of Kota by the Mughal emperor Jahangir. This museum gives a wonderful glimpse of the glory and history of the place. This museum houses a rich collection of Rajput paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, miniature paintings, ancient armory and other valuable antiques. The museum is the treasure house of artistic items used by the rulers of Kota. The museum is closed on Fridays and state holidays.

Kota Barrage

Kota Barrage is a part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River. This beautiful place is ideal for outings and evening strolls.

Brijraj Bhawan Palace

Brijraj Bhawan Palace, a colonial style palace is situated on the banks of Chambal river. This palace was built in the early nineties. The palace has large spacious rooms that are tastefully done up with antique furniture. An interesting feature of the palace is that almost all the rooms overlook the Chambal river providing an arresting view of the mighty river. Brijraj Bhawan Palace has now been converted into a luxurious heritage hotel.


 

 

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