​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kota formerly known as Kotha, is 25th largest district, located 240 kilometers (149 mi) from Jaipur, situated on bank of Chambal River. Kota has number of engineering and medical entrance exam institutes, as a reason it has been nicked as “Education City of India”. Apart from these district is also famous for its palaces and gardens. The city of Kota is a part of Hadoti region of Rajasthan, the land of Hadas. The historical places and temples are getting surrounded by the sigs of modern development. It is also an industrial hub of northern India, with the number of chemical, engineering and power plants based within the district. The best time to visit Kota is between late November until last week of February , as mild winter starts during this period, where temperature been 25 degrees maximum and 12 degrees minimum. Kota has attractions known for its historic significance which includes City Fort Palace, Jagmandir Palace, Rao Madho Singh Museum and Kota Government Museum. The district of Kota is also known for its availability of special stone, same is named as Kota Stone. It is a fine-grained variety of limestone. Kota Stone are tough, non water-absorbent, non slippery and non-porous. Kota has five major universities within district; major among them is University of Kota operating with largest Government College of Kota. Apart from this Kota also has one Government medical College, one Private Dental College, one Physiotherapy College, 15 general colleges and number of MBA Institutes. District is well connected with neighboring districts and major cities outside state through road and rail transport. Daily buses carry passengers inter-state as well as within city with help of 3 bus stations. Kota is an important railway station on the Delhi-Mumbai main line, has number of Fast, Super Fast and Express trains halt for around 100 trains.

How to Reach

  • On Web
    URL : http://kota.rajasthan.gov.in
  • By Air
    The nearest airport for Kota is Jaipur.
  • By Train
    Kota is well connected on the main Mumbai-Delhi rail route via Sawai Madhopur. Plenty of express trains, some superfast and Rajdhani regularly reach Kota from Delhi and Mumbai.
  • By Bus
    There are express and deluxe buses to Kota at regular interval from Jaipur via Tonk, Devli and Bundi, journey time about 5 hrs.​

 Tourist attractions

  • Chambal Garden

    Chambal Garden

    Its lush surroundings make it a popular picnic spot offering enjoyable boat rides.​

  • Darrah National Park

    Darrah National Park

    A thickly wooded forest, along the south-east border of Kota​.

  • Dussehra Festival and Fair

    Dussehra Festival and Fair

    During this festival in kota a large and awesome fair is organised by the Urban Trust Kota every year.

  • Garh Palace (City Palace)

    Garh Palace (City Palace)

    It is situated in the old city. A confabulation of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and art.

  • Jag Mandir-Kishore Sagar Lake

    ​Jag Mandir-Kishore Sagar Lake

    A​ picturesque artificial lake was constructed in 1346 by the prince DheeDeh of Bundi.

  • Kota Barrage

    Kota Barrage

    A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River


  • Kota Medical college
  • District ​Collectorate
     0744-2323883 ​
  • Police Station: Police Control Room
  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.