City Fort Palace- City Fort Palace, located on the eastern edges of the River Chambal in Kota, is known for having the largest fort complexes in Rajasthan. This Fort is about 5.4 kms away from Kota city and a major tourist attraction of the City. The Hathi Pol or the Elephant Gate, built in the 17th century, is the main entrance to the fort. The fort’s rugged walls and bastion decorated with domes and handrails display the majesty of the kings of that time.
Government Museum- The Government Museum located inside the Brij Vilas Palace, close to Kishore Sagar Lake is a popular tourist attraction of Kota. The museum has an exceptional collection of old coins, ancient manuscripts, and Hadotio sculptures.
Among all the sculptures exhibited here, the statue brought from Baroli is the most incredible one. Some of the statues present here are quite old and date back to the 4th century. In addition to all this, visitors can also see beautiful costumes and handicrafts in the museum.
Sitabari– Sitabari is a popular religious site situated close to Baran. According to the Hindu mythology, the Hindu Goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Rama gave birth to Luv and Kush at this place. Sita with her two sons used to live here when she had left the kingdom to live in the forest.
Tourists coming to Sitabari can also visit another temple which is dedicated to Sita and Lakshman. There are seven water tanks or kunds nearby, and the prominent ones are the Sita Kund, the Lakshman Kund, the Luv-Kush Kund, the Balmiki Kund, and the Surya Kund.
Chambal Garden– The Chambal Garden is situated on the banks of the Chambal River at the Amar Niwas. A pond located in the middle of the garden is home to some crocodiles.
A suspension bridge is also built over this pond. This beautiful park serves as a perfect picnic spot as it is located amid picturesque surroundings.
Alnea– Alnea is a place located close to Kota and is famous for its prehistoric carvings. These were carved using sharp tools made of rocks and stones.
The rock carvings are mostly inspired by the ancient folktales. Archaeologists and historians have confirmed that the rock carvings, found here date back to the pre-historic era.
Taragarh Fort– The Taragarh Fort, popularly known as the ‘Star Fort’, was built in 1354 AD and is among the most beautiful attractions of the city. It is located on a sharp hillside and gives a beautiful prospect of the city.
The fort encompasses three water tanks never dry up depicting the sophisticated and advanced method of construction and engineering that were used in those days.
Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary– The Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in the year 1955. In earlier times, the place served as the favourite hunting ground of the Kings of Kota.
At present, the sanctuary provides habitat to various species of animals including deer, sloth bears, wolves, antelopes, leopards, and nilgai. Wolves and antelopes can be spotted here in large numbers.
Gurudwara Azamgarh Sahib– Gurudwara Azamgarh Sahib holds a great religious significance among the Sikhs. There is a pair of wooden slippers and a dagger in the Gurudwara and believed that these things belong to Guru Nanak, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs.
As per local people, the remains of the famous Sufi saint, Sheikh Nizam-ud-din are also buried here and Ayodhya Singh ‘Harioodh’, a renowned poet was also born here.
Haveli of Devta Shridharji– Haveli of Devta Shridharji, a beautiful structure, and a popular tourist attraction is located in the middle of the main market in Kota. The place is basically popular for its wall paintings and frescoes.
Jagmandir Palace– Jagmandir Palace was constructed in 1740 by one of the queens of Kota in amidst of the beautiful Kishore Sagar Lake for recreation of the former kings of Kota. The palace is made up of beautiful red sandstone and looks really splendid.
Tourists can see the reflection of the palace in the pellucid waters of the lake as they enjoy boating. Keshar Bagh, which is popular for its royal cenotaphs, is located in the vicinity of the palace.