कोटा की प्रमुख तस्वीरे
कोटा का प्रशासकीय संघठन
कोटा का मानचित्र
कोटा के पर्यटन स्थल
कोटा की सांख्यिकीय रूपरेखा
कोटा के महत्वपूर्ण नम्बर


Kota,formerly known as Kotah, is the third largest city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. It is located 240 kilometres (149 mi) south of state capital, Jaipur. Situated on the banks of Chambal River, and has been identified as a counter-magnet city for the National Capital Region to attract migrants and develop as an alternative centre of growth to Delhi. The city is the trade centre for an area in which millet, wheat, rice, pulses, coriander and oilseeds are grown; industries include cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairying, manufacture of metal handcrafts, fertilizers, chemicals and engineering equipment.


Coordinates 25.18°N 75.83°E
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District(s) Kotra
Population 10,01,365(2011)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
• Elevation 271 m (889 ft)


• Pincode 324001 to 324011
• Telephone 0744
• Vehicle RJ-20


The town of Kota was once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. It became a separate princely state in the 17th century. Apart from the several monuments that reflect the glory of the town, Kota is also known for its palaces and gardens.The history of the city dates back to the 12th century AD when the Hada clan, a Chauhan Rajput chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, in the early 17th century, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi – Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture. The independent state of Kota became a reality in 1631 when Rao Madho Singhal, the second son of Rao Ratan of Bundi was made the ruler, by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Soon Kota outgrew its parent state to become bigger in area, richer in revenue and more powerful. Maharao Bhim Singh played a pivotal role in Kota's history, having held a 'Mansab' [6] of five thousand and being the first in his dynasty to have the title of Maharao. During the colonial period, firebrand social activist Guru Radha Kishan organised the masses against the policies of the government. He left Kota after local administration came to know about the arrest warrant issued against him for his participation in Indian Independence activities. 


Kota is located along eastern bank of the Chambal River in the southern part of Rajasthan. It is the third largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. The cartographic coordinates are 25.18°N 75.83°E.[3] It covers an area of 318 km2 (3.63 per cent of the Rajasthan State).[4] It has an average elevation of 271 metres (889 ft). The district is bound on the north and north west by Sawai Madhopur, Tonk and Bundi districts. The Chambal River separates these districts from Kota district, forming the natural boundary.
The city of Kota is situated at a center of the southeastern region of Rajasthan a very region widely known as Hadoti, the land of the Hadas. Kota lies along the banks of the Chambal river on a high sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau. The Mokandarra hills run from southeast to northwest axis of the town. The historical places and temples are getting surrounded by signs of modern development.
It has fertile land and greenery with irrigation facilities through canals. Kota is one of the industrial hubs in northern India, with chemical, engineering and power plants based there. The rail junction, a road hub, lies 4.8 km (3 mi) to the north. .


Kota is connected with road and rail. It is also connected by air, although only chartered flights are available.

The district is connected with neighbouring districts and with major cities outside the state. National highway No.12 (Jaipur—Jabalpur) and National Highway No.76 passes through the district. National Highway No.76 is a part of East-West Corridor. The total road length in the district is 2,052 km. as of March 2011.
There are two bus stations in Kota:
Rajasthan roadways bus stand in ramchandrapura kota(science sep.2013)
Inter-state bus terminal at DCM road.
Rawatbhata Bus Stand at Ghode Wale Baba Crossing.
Daily buses carry passengers inter-state as well as within the city.


Kota is well connected to all the major cities of India. It is an important station on the Delhi-Mumbai main line. Kota Junction is one of the divisions in West Central Railway. Kota has several direct trains to Kolkata. Kota has four railway stations. Another suburban station of South Kota city is Dakaniya Talav Railway station which has a stoppage of Avadh Express, Dehradun Express and Ranthambore Express

Kota Junction

The city is a halt for around 100 trains, including Jaipur – Indore SuperFast, Udaipur SuperFast (Delhi – Udaipur City Express), Dayodaya Express (Jaipur – Jabalpur Express / Ajmer – Jabalpur Express), Jodhpur – Indore Intercity, Hazrat Nizamuddin – Indore Express, Garbha Express, Marusagar Express (Ajmer – Ernakulam Express / Ernakulam Express), Jaipur – Mysore Express, Jaipur – Chennai Express, Jaipur – Coimbatore Express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Jodhpur – Bhopal Express and Mumbai Rajdhani Express.The Delhi—Mumbai railway line passes through the Kota junction. The district has 148.83 km of railway line in the Kota— Ruthia section, 98.72 km on Nagda—Mathura (Mumbai-Delhi) section and 24.26 km on Kota—Chittorgarh section.A broad-gauge railway facility between Kota and Jodhpur via Jaipur exists.
Kota is also an originating point for many trains like Kota – Damoh Passenger (Kota – Katni Passenger) connecting Kota to Damoh in Madhya Pradesh. The Kota – Indore Intercity Express connects to another major city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore Junction. There is also a Jan Shatabdi Express train, from Kota to national capital Delhi. The other includes, Kota – Vadodara Passenger, Kota – Hanumangarh Express, Kota – Ajmer, Kota – Jabalpur & Kota – Bina Passenger. Patna – Kota Express connects Kota and Patna cities via Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.


The nearest major airports are located at Jaipur and Udaipur which operate flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Ahmedabad and most large cities in India.
Kota has its own airport, Kota Airport, though there have been no scheduled services operating from it since 1999

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