The City Palace and Fort
This large complex, one of the largest in Rajasthan not only housed the residences of the ruling kings of Kota; their treasury, courts, arsenal and offices were all located here.
Rao Madho Singh Museum
Housed in the historic Kota Fort, the Museum contains fine wall paintings, a miniature painting gallery, royal regalia, arms and armoury, etc.
These Cenotaphs, intricately carved in stone are in the centre of the city.
Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary
Panthers, wild boars, leopards and antelopes can be sighted in this sanctuary.
The National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
At 50 km from Kota, it is best known for gharials, the thin-snouted Indian crocodile and the rarely seen caracal.
Flanking the main canal of the Chambal river, forty five kilometres from Kota, these grasslands are teeming with insects during the monsoon months and attract a great variety of resident and migratory birds including the rare Great Indian Bustard.
At 38 kms from Kota, is the captivating town of Bundi with the imposing 14th century Taragarh Fort, the large Palace (with its famous Bundi murals), its stepwells and quaint narrow winding streets.
This Weaver's Village, where the world famous Kota Doria Saris are woven, is just 15 kms from Kota.
Fine architecture and sculptures of 8th to 9th century can be seen in this cluster of temples. It is 56 kms from Kota.
80 kms away from Kota is Jhalawar, an Opium-Producing Centre. Of interest to the visitor are the majestic Gagraon Fort, the walled town of Jhalrapatan, and the 7th century Chandrabhaga temples.
The Ahlniya Rock Shelters
These rock shelters, with tracings of prehistoric paintings are located 14 kms away from Kota along the banks of the Ahlniya river.