“Monsoons are magical”. There is a certain charm during the downpour. With our list of spectacular monsoon destinations in and around Kota, you will certainly enjoy this glorious rainy season.
If you are one of those who doesn’t mind getting a wee bit wet, then these 7 amazing places to visit in Kota during monsoon are perfect for sipping a hot coffee and enjoying the hot pakodas with your friends and family. When else can the long drives and chai/coffee get unbelievably awesome?
PS: Though these are gorgeous places to enjoy in Kota during monsoons, we request you to study the weather forecast first before planning the trip to any of the destination.
1. Garadia Mahadev
This monsoon plan a classic trip with friends where you can appreciate each droplet and
Drizzle. Even if you like travelling solo, you can surely experience the bliss of solitude here.
The river seems serene and motionless when seen from above. The width between the two cliffs is enormous with winds blowing like harmonic hymns reaching a crescendo of seclusion.
Sitting on the cliff you may catch a glimpse of the crocodiles, turtles etc. During your ride, you can also spot Egyptian White Vultures on the hills.
How to Reach
- Private Vehicle.
- Rent a cab or bike from the city.
10 AM to 5 PM
Ticket – Rs. 70 per person + Vehicle Charge.
Bundi is a small yet fascinating town located about 36 kilometres from Kota and has a fairytale quality about it. In Monsoons, the charm of Bundi can’t be expressed in words, one has to experience its breathtaking existence by visiting the place.
The city lies near a narrow gorge and is surrounded on three sides by hills of the Aravalli Range. A substantial wall with four gateways encircles the city.
Bundi is also known as “Choti Kashi” as there are many old temples in the city, which has been built by kings during their reign.
How to Reach:
- Public Transport: Take a Bus from Nayapura Bus Station.
- Private Transport: We highly recommend this because of the amazing weather.
- Rent a car/bike
We recommend visiting these sights in Bundi –
Bundi Palace & Taragarh Fort
Bundi Palace is among the largest and most gorgeous palaces in India. It hosts the number of small palaces that were built by different rulers over the span of 3 centuries. The most fascinating aspect of Bundi Palace is its Chitrashala, which has an amazing pavilion and gallery of miniature murals.
Timings – 8am to 5pm
Bundi Palace/ Taragarh Fort: Rs. 80 / Rs. 100
SUKH MAHAL & JAIT SAGAR LAKE
Nestled in the majestic wilderness of Aravali hills. It was used as a summer palace by the Maharajas of Bundi State.
Timings: 9:45 am -5 pm
Ticket Price – Rs. 50
There are various amazing Waterfalls around Bundi which one can visit! We have kept them for another blog post so that you keep coming back!
3. Abheda Mahal
PC: Pawan Chittora
A spectacular Mahal outside the city, it has a miniature tank with numerous lotus and elegant small garden. If you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of migrant birds, which fly in from the month of August to March.
Come here to loosen up, this monsoon and savour the whiff of refreshing aura.
In the Mahal, you may admire the shy turtles, the dragonflies buzzing around and any lotuses in bloom.
Time to visit
Everyday: 10am-6pm / Friday: 10am -1pm
How to reach: It takes about 15-30 minutes from Nayapura, Kota depending upon the mode of Transport.
Public Transport: Shared Auto
Rent a cab / bus
Rawatbhata is a small beautiful town, 50 Kms from Kota City. It is known for having the only Atomic Energy Nuclear Power Plant of Rajasthan.
Rawatbhata has several picnic & sightseeing spots which one thoroughly appreciate. Especially in the monsoon, this place turns into a blissful heaven.
How to reach Rawatbhata
1. Public Transport: Bus from CAD Circle. It takes close to 1 hour.
2. Personal Vehicle
3. Rent a Cab.
Here is a list of places to visit in Rawatbhata –
You can explore the Baroli Temples, which are one of the earliest temple complexes in Rajasthan with exquisitely carved stonework in Pratihara architectural style. The temples were built in around 10th to 11th centuries AD.
It is a picnic spot for families where you can spend a few delightful hours in the daytime.
The view from this place is amazing. The beautiful Chambal River is bound to soothe you.
Overall, Rawatbhata is a complete package when you can plan to spend a pleasant day away from your routine chores.
Jhalawar is called the “land of Jhalas”, a clan of brave Rajput Chouhan warriors.
Jhalawar has a rich heritage & culture associated with it.
How to Reach
Public Transport: Bus / Train cab from Kota
We have listed a few major sites one can visit in Jhalawar in Monsoons –
How to Reach: Gagron Fort is 7 km from Jhalawar. You can take an autorickshaw or minibus from Jhalawar.
Timings – 9 am – 4:30 pm
Gagron Fort is suspended on a summit at the amalgamation of Kali Sindh & Ahu Rivers. The River Water surrounds the glorious Gagron Fort on all the 3 sides.
For the best view of the fort itself, head to Changeri, the little village on the outcrop opposite its eastern end. A beautiful mausoleum of SUFI SAINT MITHESHAH is present just outside the fort.
ANCIENT CHANDRABHAGA TEMPLES
How to reach – It is about 9 km from Jhalawar. You can take an auto rickshaw or use private transport to reach the destination.
The ancient Chandrabhaga is near Jhalrapatan. On the banks of the majestic Chandrabhaga River stands some splendid 7th century A.D. temples. The intricately carved pillars and arched gateways are fine examples of the temple architecture and craftsmanship.
In monsoon, Waterparks are a great way to spend a thrilling day.
Luckily, we have a few water parks near Kota City where you can have the ultimate pleasure!
Lakshya Resort & Water Park
Location: Simliya, Baran Road
Timings: 11am- 6pm
Lakshya water park is located on the Kota-Baran National highway. It is known to be a one-stop destination for fun and frolic. The park is full of amazing water slides and amusement rides. As it is located on the Simliya-Baran Road, it is referred as Simliya Water Park too. Water curtain, rain shower pillar, rainbow fall are some of the power water rides at the park.
Aquagreens Water Park
Location: Bundi Road, Near Maheshwari Resort.
Timings: 12:30am –7PM (Monday-Saturday) / 10:30 AM – 7 PM (Sunday)
Known to be the first water park in Kota, Aquagreens has been attracting a huge number of visitors from nearby places. As it is located inside the Hariyali Resort, it is also referred as Hariyali water park. It has been more than 10 years of ultimate fun and excitement at the water park. If you wish to have a memorable experience with your family and friends, you should definitely visit the park.
Radhika Resorts & Water Park
Address: Thegda Road, Near Career Point University, Thegda, Kota
Timings: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Radhika Resorts & Water Park is an entertainment centre featuring water play, rides for kids of all ages, games and casual food options.
7. Seven wonders park & Kishore Sagar Talab
If you’re too lazy to plan a trip to any of the above-mentioned places, our city has a 2 astonishing places right at its heart. The amazing Kishore Sagar Lake & the wonderful Seven Wonders Park.
These two places get incredibly beautiful during the monsoon season. Plan a visit at any time, because being at these places don’t take more than 20 minutes wherever you are in the city! And to your surprise, you’ll find something new with your every visit.
Timings of Seven Wonders Park – 10 AM to 11 PM
We hope you’re going to explore each of these places we have mentioned in the blog! Monsoon is being amazing, and so should you!
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