Kota is in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan. It is located on the south-eastern side of the state. The Chambal river flows through the town, because of which the place is unlike the arid climate prevalent in the state.

Get in

Kota Railway Station

By plane

Kota does not have an airport of its own. The closest airport is at Jaipur, 240 km away.

By road

Kota is well connected to all cities/towns in Rajasthan. It also has a good road network for cities like Delhi (510 km), Jaipur (250 km) and Ahmedabad (950 km). There are three bus stations in Kota: The Rajasthan Roadways Bus Stand on Ramchandrapura Kota, the Inter-State Bus Terminal on DCM road and the Rawatbhata Bus Stand at Ghode Wale Baba Crossing. Major modes of travel to Kota include state transport buses, private buses and jeeps/cars for hire. The on-hire vehicles are a good idea, as they are fast and convenient, though they require fair amount of bargaining.

By train

Kota is a major junction in the Western Railway sector, on the Delhi-Mumbai line. As a result, most of the trains pass through Kota. A train journey from Jaipur is about 4 hours; Delhi, about 7 hours.

Get around

Moving around within the city is limited to auto-rickshaws, privately operated buses and cycle-rickshaws for short journeys. They charge anywhere from 50 Paise/Km. to ₹4/Km., but it's advisable to fix the rates before taking a seat. Kota also has a larger three wheeler called tempo, which is by far the cheapest travel mode within the city. It is a shared vehicle with pre-fixed stops and fares, generally .50 Paise/Km.


Jag Mandir



Interior courtyard of Umed Bhawan Palace


If you can handle hot, spicy food typical of the country, you would definitely want to try kachori/samosa (deep-fried flour pastries with lentil/vegetable filling) available in abundance here.A must-try. Also try the Rajasthani speciality: daal-baati-churma. Daal is lentil curry,Baati is roasted balls of flour, churma is the sweet made with wheat flour, ghee and sugar or jaggery. Also served with the dish is gatte-ki-subzi, which is steamed rolls of gram flour cooked in yogurt gravy.


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