The Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 250 sq. kms and is strategically located 50 kms. away from the town of Kota.
In the days of yore, Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary used to be the royal hunting ground of the erstwhile maharaja of Kota. This sanctuary is densely wooded and is spread over a hilly terrain.
The Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary was officially declared as a protected area in 1955. Some of the resident species of this mysterious sanctuary are wolf, cheetah, nilgai, deer and wild boar. The Fo... read more
Maharaja Umed Singh II, ruling king of Kota in the early 1900s, who resided in the medieval fort within the city of Kota, decided that he wanted a modern palace for his personal use. He commissioned Sir Swinton Jacob, an officer of the Royal Engineers in the British Army to undertake the conception and implementation of this project and in 1905, the Umed Bhawan Palace, built in the prevalent Indo-Sarcenic style with pink sandstone, white khimach and imported Italian marble, was constructed. This Indo-Sarcenic, earl... read more
Introduction to Jagmandir Palace:
Kota is admired all over the world for its magnificent palaces as well as forts. Besides offering a visual delight to the travelers, these Forts and Palaces in Kota have also escalated the erstwhile royal glory of this place. A leading name amongst these Forts and Palaces in Kota is that of Jagmandir Palace, Kota. Tourists, both domestic as well as international, throng to this palace round the year to savor its mesmerizing beauty.
History of Jagmandir Palace:
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Parbati River originates from the northern slopes of Vindhan range in Madhya Pradesh and enters Rajasthan in Kota district where it meets Chambal. Parbati River Basin is located in eastern Rajasthan, between latitudes 26o22' and 26o55' and longitudes 77o09' and 78o16'. It lies between the Gambhir Basin in the west and the Chambal Basin in the east. Its northern edge borders the Yamuna River Basin in Uttar Pradesh. The Parbati River Basin extends over parts of Sawai Madhopur and Dholpur Districts.The total catchment... read more
The Taragarh Fort in Kota was built in 1345 and was the center of a kingdom in Rajasthan. The entrance to the Taragarh Fort, which is about 39 km from Kota, is by a sharply sloping road, which leads to the impressive gateway. The gateway is topped with carvings of proudly rearing elephants. Within the fort there are large reservoirs where water was stored in case of a siege, when all the townsfolk took shelter within the walls of the fort. These reservoirs are carved out of the rocky base of the fort. On the larges... read more