Located along the Chambal, the only perennial river in Rajasthan, Kota is a blend of a bygone era rich and growing industrial influences. It has the largest fertilizer factory in Asia. Surprisingly, Kota, The Hadoti region (Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar districts) remains largely unexplored tourism. From nature walks in the valleys of the region of castles and palaces, Kota offers much for travelers. The picturesque town was founded in 1264, but gained prominence in the 17th century when Rao Madho Singh became the ruler. Most palaces were built during his reign. Kota is also famous for the Kota School of Painting and recognized Kotadoria looms.


Kota has its fair share of forts, palaces, museums and temples. The impressive City Palace and there are strong Kota Barrage is the largest fortress complex in

Rajasthan and was built in the 17th century AD. Hathipol or Elephant Gate is the entrance of the fort, which also houses Rao Madho Singh Museum. The museum displays weapons, antique clothing, murals and toys. The upper level of the museum houses some of the best preserved frescoes from the school of Kota paintings.