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Kota
Kota MapStrung along the banks of the River Chambal, Kota is a former princely state now incorporated in to the state of Rajasthan.
Building of the city began in 1264, though Kota didn’t reach its present size until the 17th century when Rao Madho Singh, son of the ruler of neighbouring Bundi, was made ruler of Kota by the Mughal emperor Jehangir. Later rulers have all added to the fort and palaces, which still stand today. Today, Kota serves as an army headquarters.

Kota Facts

• Area 221.36 sq. km
• Population 25,23,000
• Altitude 251.1 metres above sea level
• Languages Rajasthani and Hindi
• STD Code 0744
• Best time to visit October–February

Tourist Attractions in Kota

Building of the city began in 1264, though Kota didn’t reach its present size until the 17th century when Rao Madho Singh, son of the ruler of neighbouring Bundi, was made ruler of Kota by the Mughal emperor Jehangir. Later rulers have all added to the fort and palaces, which still stand today. Today, Kota serves as an army headquarters.
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