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Kota - an amazing juxtaposition of the majestic medieval age and modern industrialization temples its untouched wealth of impressive forts, opulent palaces and splendid temples.

The present day edifices and heavy industries have made it the industrial heartland of Rajasthan.

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Facts about Kota
Location: Situated in South of Rajasthan.
Distance:Jaipur (240 km), Jodhpur (330 km), Udaipur (410 km), Ajmer (131 km)
STD Code: 0744
Population: 640, 000
Area: 193.58 sq km.
Language: Hindi, English & Rajasthani
Altitude: 251.1 meters
Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter

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Useful Information:
Nearest Airport
Tourist Reception Centre
RTDC Hostel Chambal, MI Road, Kota
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Kota City Guide Weather
In Summer: 42.6 C (Max) - 29.7 C (Min)
In winter: 24.5 C (Max) - 11.6 C (Min)
Rainy Season : from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Our suggestion: Best time to come: Sep to March

Hot Attraction
Dussehra Mela (Sep - Oct of every year)
Dussehra, an important festival of the Hindus commemorating the victory of good over evil, is celebrated in Kota like other parts of India with great fervor. The specialty of Dussehra in Kota is the Dussehra Mela celebrated in the month of October.
Kota History
The history of the city dates back to the 12th century A.D. when the Hada Chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, in the early 17th century AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi -Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture.

The history of Kota is linked with the history of Bundi. Both Bundi and Kota came under the rule of the Chauhans in the 12th century. The descendents of the Chauhans set up their capital at Bundi and ruled from here. While Bundi was the capital, Kota formed the land granted to the eldest son of the ruler. This arrangement continued until 1624. In 1624, Emperor Jahangir, the great Mughal ruler, partitioned Bundi and made Kota an independent state. Rao Madho Singh, son of the ruler of Bundi, ascended the throne of Kota. It became a part of the British Empire in 1818 and later became a part of the Indian state of Rajasthan, when it gained independence in 1947.

Reaching Kota
By Air
Kota does not have an airport of its own. Kota railway station is located at the extreme northern end of the town. There is a small aerodrome, which is not operational. Nearest airport is Jaipur (240 km).
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By Bus
The main bus station in Kota is located on Bundi Road near the eastern bank of the Chambal River. There is a good bus service from Kota to Ajmer (6 hours) , Chittorgarh (6 hours), Jaipur (6 hours), Udaipur (6 hours), Jodhpur (11 hours) and Bikaner (12 hours).
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By Train
Kota railway station is located at the extreme northern end of the town. As Kota is on the main Delhi–Mumbai railway line via Sawai Madhopur, a number of trains pass through and stop here. The trip to Jaipur takes about 5 hours, while it takes 10 hours to reach Delhi from Kota.
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Getting around
To move within the city, travelers can either use auto-rickshaws or cycle-rickshaws. Minibuses link the main bus station with the railway station.

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Important Tel Nos.
Tourist Information
P. R. O.
General Hospital
District Collector
Railway Enquiry
Bus Enquiry
S. P. (Kota City)
Fire Brigade
101, 101
Dak Bungalow
Circuit House
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