Kota is a place of hydro electricity and Nuclear power plants and the palaces of Rajputana era. Kota is well known for its opulent forts and temples, which are worth checking out. It is also one of those places that offer a fertile landscape to the people of Rajasthan.
Location of Kota
Kota is located in the south Rajasthan. Kota is fed by Rajasthan's largest river, the Chambal River.
History of Kota
Kota is enriched with medieval history. From 12th Century AD, Kota was administered by Rao Deva, a Chauhan chieftain belonging to the Hada clan. In 17th Century, Mughal emperor Jahangir, Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh and ruled till British era. Kota became independent in 1579 AD. It was not before 1624 AD, Kota was treated as a separate district. Initially the history of Bundi is associated with Kota as it was a part of the kingdom of Bundi. The history of Kota is dotted with several tales of bravery and wisdom.
Geography of Kota
The geographical extension of Kota is about 193.58 square kilometers. The place is also easily accessible from the main cities of Rajasthan as there are sufficient transports around. Kota covers an area of 527 square kilometers. It has an average elevation of 271 metres. Kota is surrounded on the north and North West by Sawai Madhopur District, Tonk District and Bundi district. The latitudinal and longitudinal limit of Kota is 25.18 degree north to 75.83 degree east.
Economy of Kota
Kota is dependent on agriculture because of its fertile soils. The city is the centre of trade for cotton, millet, wheat, coriander and oilseeds. Kota is enriched for its Kota sarees. Kota saris are the most traditional piece of work from medieval era.
Tourism in Kota
Kota allures the tourist with Chambal Garden, Seven Wonders Park, Chatra Vilas Garden, Kota Zoological Park, Kishore Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Maharao Madho Singh Palace, Kota Government Museum, Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Garh Palace, Abheda Mahal, Godavari Dham Temple, Rangbari Balaji Temple, Garadia Mahadev Temple, Agamgarh Gurudwara Sahib, Hanging Rock Fountain, Kshar Bagh, Kota Barrage, Adarshila Dargah, Darrah National Park and Jawahar Sagar Dam.
Kota is easily reachable by roadways, railways and airways. Kota is well connected by bus with the other cities in Rajasthan and across the state border to Bhopal and Indore (Madhya Pradesh).