This is the Kota Travel Guide and I will walk you through the 15+ best places to visit in Kota.
Kota has emerged as the education city of India and students from all around India come to study here.
But are there any good places to visit in Kota?
Because everyone needs to refresh a bit and there is no refreshment like Traveling.
Luckily there are a plethora of places to visit in Kota and you will be left admiring the beauty of this place.
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15+ Places To Visit In Kota: The Kota Travel Guide
1. 7 Wonders Park
As the name suggests, miniatures of all the 7 wonders around the world are made inside this park.
Every day hundreds of people visit this park and admire its beauty. It is located on the banks of Kishore Sagar Talab which just works as an icing on the cake.
It is a treat to eyes to visit this place during the night when this place is perfectly illuminated and stand tall in glory.
Take A Virtual Tour Of 7 Wonders Park and Things you are going to encounter inside.
2. Kishore Sagar Talab
Popularly known as KST among locals is the most happening place of Kota, that is best visited during the evening throughout the year.
Watch the beautiful Jag Mandir palace in the middle of the lake from here and a mesmerizing water show that is conducted every day after sunset.
3. Garadia Mahadev
It is the most heavenly place in Kota and even this line doesn’t justify its beauty completely.
You might have seen this place in a popular advertisement by Rajasthan Tourism. If not you can [Watch here]
It is the place where the lifeline of Kota, river Chambal smiles back to its people.
Covered with greenery this place is attracting a lot of travelers around the globe.
If you ever visit Kota, this place shouldn’t be missed at any cost.
It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kota.
4. Kota Garh Palace
Kota Garh palace is famous for its miniature painting which represents rulers of Kota hunting lions, tigers, wild boars and rhinos.
It also houses paradoxically “The world’s largest miniature painting” that celebrates the visit of Maharao Ram Singh to Red Fort in Delhi.
But I guess this place is overcharged. Badal Mahal has not much to offer other than miniature painting.
Timings – 10 Am to 4:30 pm
Entry Fee – Foreigners including Badal Mahal – Rs300 & Indians – Rs 100
Indian Students – Rs 20
Still Camera – Rs 50 Video Camera – Rs 100
5. Shivpuri Dham
Shivpuri Dham is a temple that is dedicated to Shiv Ji located in the Thekra city of Kota.
It is considered to be the only place in the world where one can find 525 Shivlingas at a time.
The main Shivling around which, the 525 shivlingas are situated in the form of Swastik, is 15 feet high and weighs 14 ton and as many as 1008 names of Shiv Ji are carved on it.
There is an Amrit Sarovar, in which holy water from 108 shrines is flowing including water from Sindhu River of Leh Ladakh and Kal Bhairav guarding the place.
6. Abheda Mahal
Abheda Mahal is a beautiful tranquil place sitting 8 Km away from the cities hustle and bustle on the shore of Chambal River.
The wall paintings of Abheda Mahal will take you back to the time of Royal rulers of Kota.
It has a lush green garden at the entrance and you can also indulge in Boating here in a small pond.
It is one of the most visited places in Kota by tourists.
Entry Fee – Rs 10 & Camera Fee – Rs 30
Timings – 10 Am – 6 Pm
7. Chambal Garden
Chambal Garden is the evergreen tourist place of Kota.
Located on the banks of Chambal River this garden is a beautiful spot for a picnic in Kota.
You can indulge in boating here and the kids will just love this place as it has many rides for them including a toy train, which takes you on a round tour of the garden.
Not long before there was a pond in Chambal garden that inhabited Gharials and one had to cross through a bridge over the pond to get to the other part of the garden. But sadly due to an accident Gharials have been moved somewhere else.
Do have Chambal garden in the list of places to visit in Kota.
The part of Chambal River you get to see from here is unimaginably beautiful.
8. Adharshila Dargah
Just near Chambal Garden there is a mosque named Adharshila & is named so because Saint Adharshila got buried there under a single, massive piece of rock.
And the interesting fact is that this piece of rock is suspended in the River Chambal without having any base.
It is also known as the Dargah of Amir Kabir and is visited by huge number of Devotees to pay their appreciation.
This place is very peaceful and should be on your list of places to visit in Kota.
9. Hanging Bridge
And soon it was among the popular places to visit in Kota.
There is nothing to do here.
But I’m pretty sure the view from this bridge and the bridge itself will leave you spellbound.
10. Geparnath Waterfalls
Geparnath Waterfall is a blessing to Kota. It is a must visit during monsoons when it has enough water to hold your attention to.
Waterfalls are always a fascinating place to go to but a waterfall in the land of the desert is a whole different thing.
They are just 4 Km from RTU Kota. On Kota to RawatBhata Road.
You need to go there on your own. Hire a bike or auto rickshaw.
Read about Padajhar Waterfall that is just 60 Km from Kota
11. Brij Raj Bhavan
Brij Raj Bhavan of Kota, the Home to the harmless ghost, is one of the most haunted places in Rajasthan. It is said that the Ghost of Major Barton still haunts there but doesn’t harm anyone.
Even the Queen herself has said this in an Interview that she has seen the Ghost of Major in the guest room.
This heritage building has been turned into a hotel now if you book this Hotel for your stay. Don’t step out in the garden during the night if you don’t want to get slapped by the Ghost.
12. Keshav Rai temple
Keshav Rai temple is located on the bank of river Chambal in Keshoraipatan and is 22 Km away from Kota.
The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is one of the oldest temples in Rajasthan.
It becomes “Mini Pushkar” during the full moon of Kartik. A lot of devotees throng here to seek blessings during Kartik Fair.
Just 3 Km from Nayapura Bus Station, there is a Gurudwara near Guru Nanak School.
You can visit this place to seek blessings and offer help in distributing foods during Langar.
A visit to Gurudwara will always make you happy seeing people helping the needy with whatever they can help with.
14. Darrah Wildlife
Darrah Wildlife was the favorite hunting ground of the rulers of Kota. The dense forest had habituated a large number of tigers, deer, and rhinos.
It has seen a considerable amount of reduction in Wildlife vegetation but to this day it houses sloth bear, leopards, deer, and wolves.
Make a trip to this wildlife sanctuary and watch these amazing wildlife creatures in their natural habitat.
15. Cv Garden
So if you are looking for a quiet place full of greenery, Cv Garden is where you should head forward to.
The Garden lies in the main city and is very easily accessible. Spend some time here to refresh yourself.
16. Lucky Burj
You can also get a glimpse of the Kshar Bagh from here that are not opened for visitors.
There is no entry fee. Visit this place and you will love the view from here.
17. Kota Barrage
Kota Barrage is a dam built on Chambal River. It has one of the beautiful views to offer in Kota.
Best time to come here is during the evening and feed pigeons and watch the mighty Chambal River.
If you are lucky enough, the gates of the dam might get opened and then you will witness something extraordinary.
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