Graced by the alluring beauty of the stunning Chambal River, the city of Kota takes the pride of being one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The third largest city in the Desert Capital of India, this magnificent city was once known as ‘Kotah’ and is known for its rich and diverse history.
Located around 240km from the Pink City – Jaipur, Kota is known for its exquisite palaces and colourful gardens. While the royal appeal of this city makes it a major contender in the list of the must visit places in Rajasthan, it also makes it to the list of the ideal places for students throughout the country.
How To Reach Kota
Like any other popular cities in Rajasthan, Kota is also well-connected to other parts of the state by road. Visitors can avail regular bus service from major Rajasthan cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and others to reach Kota.
Kota Junction and DakaniyaTalav serves as the nearest railway hub to reach Kota. Both these stations can be easily reached from most of the major cities in India.
Kota do not have its own airport. The Sanganeer Airport in Jaipur city being located around 191km, serves as the nearest airport to Kota. Visitors can take a flight to Jaipur, and then take regular buses or hire private taxis to reach Kota.
Best Time to Visit Kota
1.October to March:
Kota experience an arid climate followed by high temperature throughout the year. If planning to visit Kota, visitors must plan their Rajasthan tour or book their Rajasthan tour packages during the months of October to March. During this part of the year, Kota experiences a dip in its mercury level; visitors can expect clear and pleasant atmosphere in Kota during these months.
Stay Options In Kota
Visitors on their Rajasthan tour, can easily avail hotels and other stay options in Kota. The city has an abundance of stay options; thy ranges from a budget-friendly price to extravagant cost.