Kota is located in the southeast of northern Rajasthan, India. It is located about 240 kilometers south of the Jaipur (state capital). The city is considered the third-largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Kota is popular for its unique style in which the paintings, places of worship, palaces, etc. are seen. The place is also quite famous for its silk sarees, gold jewelry, and the much-renowned Kota stones.
Kota has a very troubled history as it was raided by various rulers from various dynasties, like the Mughals, Marathas, etc. It is well known for its royal architecture which showcases the grandeur of a bygone era in its palaces, temples, etc. Previously Kota was known at Kotah. The city of Kota was used to be a part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi.
Besides the several monuments that reflect the glory of the town, Kota is also famous for its palaces and gardens. The city has an average elevation of 271 meters. The Kota is bound on the north and northwest by Sawai Madhopur, Tonk and Bundi districts. Famous tourist places in Kota are Garh Palace, Kota Barrage, Chambal Garden, Seven Wonder Park, Garadia Mahadev Temple, Gaipernath Waterfall and many others.”