Yes, you read it right. In today’s blog we will list out the places to visit in Kota, NO we will not discuss the best coaching centers. You might have heard of this place either during your final years in school or through various shows such as the Kota factory. But believe me when I say that there is more to this place rather than just coaching centers. From sacred pilgrimages to the wonderful exhibitions of structures you will find it worth your while.
Either you are a traveler looking for adventure or you’re a history enthusiast, Kota has a lot to offer to both kinds, it filled with ancient and modern structures of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. So, let’s move on to the list of top 10 places to visit in Kota.
1- Seven Wonder Park
About-Why should you go around the world to see the seven wonders of the world when Kota has a more budget-friendly and easily accessible alternative. We will start with the most renowned place in Kota which attracts tourists and people from everywhere. It is considered to be a modern piece of art and is one of a kind. This park features the miniature versions of the seven wonder of the world which was constructed under the order of the Urban Development department. The park is a perfect spot for families to have a picnic, there are food stalls and it also offered a scenic view of the Kishore Sagar Lake.
Entry Fee- INR 2
Location – Kishore Sagar Lake, Kota, Rajasthan
Timings- 4:30 PM to 10 PM
2- Chambal Garden
About- Are you tired of city life and want a day off away from the hustle of the concrete jungle and spend a day with your family? Then Chambal Garden should be on your list. This lush green garden with a pathway adorned with trees and flower beds that leads to a pond which is located at the center of the garden sounds peaceful and rejuvenating. This is a perfect place to spend a beautiful evening and have a picnic with your family. A perfect place for a vibrant day out.
Location- Manpur, Madhya Pradesh, 453661
Timings- From 10 AM to 7 PM
3- City Palace
About- If you’re a history lover then City palace is the place for you. This is an architectural beauty that is a mixture of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture methods. The palace hosts and exhibits various relics and paintings from various centuries. This is one of those places which demonstrates the glorifying past of the city.
There is an entry fee of INR 20 per person camera charges are separate.
Location- Tipta, SH-33, Garh Palace, Kota, Rajasthan 324006
Timings- From 10 AM to 4:30 PM
4- Gaipernath Waterfall
About- Away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle this beautiful waterfall lies in the middle of a lush green jungle. It is also a trekking spot which attracts the locals and the tourists likewise. The waterfall creates a pool where you can take a dip and relax and during the monsoon it becomes the haven for photographers as it becomes greener and due to the speed of the flowing water it becomes milky white. If you want to relax and spend some time for yourself then do visit this place.
Location- Jamunya, Kota City, Rajasthan 325003.
Timings- From 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
5- Rao Madho Singh Museum
About- This two stories structure lies in the premises of the old Kota Palace. This is the perfect spot for the history buffs who want to get insights into the glorious history of Kota and Rajasthan. The museum hosts and showcases silver figurines, coins, sculptures, manuscripts, etc. There are several galleries that are worth visiting.
The entry fee is INR 10 (For the lower section) and INR 50 (For the upper section).
Location- Tipta, SH 33, Garth Palace, Kishorepur Darwaja, Kota, Rajasthan, 3244006.
Timings- From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
6- Abheda Mahal
About- What’s more beautiful than a palace resting in the vicinity of the famous river, with magnificent architecture, a beautiful pond adorned with floating Lotus flowers. All this can be found together at one place in Kota and that is Abheda Mahala. Just like any other historical building found in the world has its own history attached to it. There used to be crocodiles in the pond that is built inside the palace which was considered as pets. It is considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kota. This palace was built by Ummed Maharaj.
Entry fee for this place is INR 20 ( Indian) INR 40 ( Foreigners)
Location- Kota, Rajasthan 323021
Timings- From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7- Garh Palace
About- One of the few places you can fall in love with at the first sight is Garh Palace. The is a collection of multiple buildings which were built in several eras and are of Mughal and Rajputana architecture. All the buildings are housed within the same complex. Inside is a sight to behold with paintings, mirror walls, ceilings and floral decorations. This place was built in the early years of 1264 C.E. It is a magnificent man-made marvel. Visiting this place will be worth your while.
The entry fee is INR 100 for foreigners and INR 10 for Indians.
Location- Sadar Bazar, Teerath, Bundi, Rajasthan 323001
Timings- From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8- Jagmandir Palace
About- Have you ever dreamed of visiting a palace that is built in the middle of the lake, whose reflection shimmers in the lake waters as the sun shines above. This beautiful palace is built out of red stone by one of the early queens of Kota around 1740 and was used summer stay for the erstwhile kings and queens and the royal families. It is the best place to experience the luxurious lifestyle of the royals.
The entry fee is INR 300 to INR 700 for a ferry ride.
Location- Rampura, Kota, Rajasthan, 324006
Timings- From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9- Garadia Mahadev Temple
About- How about an iconic but isolated place to connect with nature and the divine powers? The Garadia Mahadev Temple is located at a height of 500 feet over a gorge from where the Chambal river passes. The temple has a significant place in the hearts of the locals. Due to its isolated location and the magnificent surrounding with scenic views makes it perfect to be a part of your Kota Bucket list. The priests of the temple perform ceremonies late till 5:30 PM.
Late hours visits are not recommended
Location- Garadia Mahadev Road, Daulatganj, Dabi, Rajasthan 323022.
Timings- From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
10- Darrah National Park
About- The National park is huge in size as it shares boundaries with Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary and Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary. The park is located on hilly terrain and was established in 2004. During the old days this was considered as royal hunting grounds and later was exploited by the Rajputs, Marathas and Britishers to seek asylum during the wars. The government of India declared this place as protected in the year 1995. Though this park is far away from the main city of Kota at about 50 Kilometers is one of the best places to visit. A suggestion is that you should save this visit for the last due to the distance from the main city.
Entry fee is INR 20 ( Indians) and INR 100 ( Foreigners )
Location- Kota, Rajasthan, 325003
Timings- From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.