The construction of the city began in 1264 following the defeat of the Bhil chieftains. It reached its present size only in the 17th century when Rao Madho Singh, was made the ruler of Kota by the Mughul Emperor, Jehangir.
Kota is equally well known for its kota doria sarees and miniature paintings that often depict hunting scenes. There is an enchanting palace on a little island in the middle of an artificial lake. The Fort and part of the palace complex are open tot he public. The Rao Madho Singh Museum is reputed to be one of the best in Rajasthan.
Chambal gardens, south of the Fort at Amar Niwas, is a popular spot for picnics and features a pond swarming with crocodiles.
Umed Bhawan Palace exudes on aura distinctly its own. Maharaja Umed Singh II commissioned Sir Swinton Jacob, a distinguished offer of the Royal Engineers in the British Army to design the Palace. Steeped in history, the Palace hotel subtly blends Rajput and Victorian architecture. Lush lawns and courtyards, picturesque ceilings, marble corridors, hunting trophies of yesteryears, along with exquisite royal heirlooms, complete the regal picture. Every visiting dignitary, including Queen Mary, who visited Kotah state in 1905, has been entertained at the Umed Bhawan.
Kota is well connected by rail and road. The nearest airport is at Jaipur (242 kms) which is well connected by domestic flights from major cities in the country.
Hotel Facilities :
32 air-conditioned rooms including suites, Television with satellite channels, TV lounge and bar
Telephone with direct dialing facility, Running hot and cold water, Indian cuisine. Continental and Chinese cuisine on request , Credit card and money exchange, Jogging trail, badminton court, croquet, carrom and chess, Conference and banquet facilities, Doctor on call, Laundry and dry cleaning
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