City Fort Places & Museum

The City Fort Palace complex is situated by the side of the Kota Barrage overlooking the Chambal River. The fort and the palace complex is one of the largest of its kind in Rajasthan. You can enter the complex through the Naya Darwaza or the new gate. On the right side of the complex/'s central courtyard lies the Rao Madho Singh Museum. The museum has an excellent collection of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota School, exquisite sculptures, frescoes and armoury. You can also have a look at the rich repository of artistic items used by the Kota rulers that are housed in the museum.

Jagmandir Palace

The enchanting Jagmandir Palace is located on a small island in the Kishore Sagar Lake. It was built in 1740 by one of the Maharanis of Kota. The palace is best seen early in the morning, though it looks wonderful during any time of the day. One can enjoy the boat rides in the waters surrounding the palace. The Keshar Bagh, which is famous for its royal cenotaphs, lies in the vicinity.

Kishore Sagar Tank

Kishore Sagar is an artificial lake constructed in 1346 by Prince Dher Deh of Bundi. You can enjoy boating in this lake.

Brij Vilas Palace Museum

The Government Museum is housed in the Brij Vilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar Tank. The museum has a collection of rare coins, manuscripts, stone idols and other sculptural fragments mainly from the archaeological sites at Baroli and Jhalawar.

Chamble Gardens

To the south of the fort on the banks of the Chambal river is located the Chambal Gardens. This beautifully landscaped garden at Amar Niwas is a popular picnic spot. In the garden lies a pond inhabited by crocodiles.

Chhatar Bilas Gardens

Adjacent to the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation/'s Chambal Hotel is the Chhatar Bilas Gardens. Here one finds a curious collection of royal cenotaphs or chhatris. The cenotaphs, though somewhat neglected, present an impressive sight.