Kota is a city located in the southeast of Rajasthan. Kota was once part of the Rajput kingdom of Bundi. Kota is the city famous among everyone being the major Coaching hub of the country for competitive examining preparations for engineering and medical entrance exams, in Kota, you will experience the type of atmosphere which will force you to study.
Kota was originally known as “Kotah”.
Kota is located on the bank of Chambal River. It’s third largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. Kota has fertile, green agricultural land with irrigation facilities through canals. The climate of the city is semi-arid with high temperature throughout the year.
Kota is surrounded by 4 thermal power plants located in the radius of 50 kilometres, Namely:
1) Kota Super Thermal Power Station
2) Rawatbhata Atomic Energy Nuclear Power Plant
3) NTPC Anta Gas Power Plant in Baran District
4) Jawahar Sagar Hydro Power Plant
Kota is well connected with road and rails to all major cities of Rajasthan and outside the state.
Kota junction is the important station on Delhi-Mumbai line. There are 4 railway stations in and near Kota which help travellers to enroute their journey.
Kota has no scheduled airport, the nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport which is 250 km away from Kota.
National Highway 12(Jaipur- Jabalpur) and National Highway 76 passes through the city. Buses are used to travel interstate, and for inner travelling autos, and rickshaws are commonly used.
Kota is also famous for:
1) Dussehra Mela – The Beloved Festival of Dussehra counts the most popular festival in Kota, Rajasthan and it is celebrated with full enthusiasm.
2) Kota Kachoris: – In the city, Kota Kachoris are the most popular food snacks and these come in various flavours and stuffing like Dal Kachori, Pyaj Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Aloo Kachori, Kadi Kachori and much more.