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Kota Sights and Landmarks Guide, India

Kota is a remarkable mix of historical sites and modern industries which are always a treat to watch. Kota lies on the banks of Chambal River where huge forts, exotic palaces, and shining temples which are centuries old surround the city thus making it a must visit place for tourists. Along with these historical remains, one will find modern industries located in same area thus giving the city the perfect look of modern civilization as well as medieval civilization.

Numerous dams constructed under the Chambal Valley Project give the Chambal River numerous advantages, which includes many tourists pouring in to see those dams. Some of the dams are Kota Barrage, Rana Pratap Sagar, Gandhi Sagar, Jawahar Sagar, etc.

 Facing Hadoti is an old palace which was built in the times of Hada Chieftaincy. The damn and the palace facing each other are a famous tourist attraction in Kota.

Maharo Madho Singh Museum

Named after Maharo Madho Singh, Rao Ratan Bundi’s second son, the museum is the perfect place for those who want to take a glimpse at the Rajput culture. Various painting of Kota school, frescoes, sculptures, and armory used by Rajput rulers can be found in this museum. Artistic items of other Kota rulers can also be found in this museum.

The Government Museum

This museum is situated in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishor Sagar and it boasts various manuscripts, rare coins, and lots of Hadoti sculpture. One sculpture which was brought to this museum from Baroli is a must see for the visitors. It will cost you only 5 cents for the museum tickets but the museum is closed on Fridays so better plan your day accordingly.

Chambal Garden

The lush green environment around the lake of Chambal Garden makes this place an exotic picnic spot. The pond in this garden is full of gharials and magars. One can stand on the suspension bridge to enjoy a closer view of these reptiles.

Jag Mandir

In 1346 AD prince Dher Deh of Bundi constructed Jag Mandir which houses the artificial lake of Kishore Sagar. The red sandstone monument and water in the beautiful lake gives Mandir an exotic look. One can enjoy boat rides in the artificial lake.

Haveli of Devtaji

Haveli (a.k.a palace) of Devta Shridharji is located right in the middle of a market. It is famous for various paintings, ornaments, and frescoes.

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