Things To Do

You can use Sukhdham Kohti as a base for exploring the Hadoti region with its New Mukundara Tiger Reserve and Game Sanctuaries , Sorsan Grassland Sancturay(There is Proposed breeding and research centre for Great Indian Bustard at Sorsan ) , Stunning Chambal Gorge, Bird life, Ancient Temples, Palaces, Forts and Buddhist caves, Kota Palace with its renowned murals, the Medieval town of Bundi with its splendid Palace and historic sites - all within easy reach.

A boat safari through the magnificent Chambal gorge will take you past basking crocodiles and opportunity for Birdwatching. The famous Kota Doria saris handwoven in cotton, silk and gold threads are made and sold locally in Kota.

Excursions & Viewpoints

There are many picnic spots on the River Chambal. For those who prefer to look down on the gorge there are a number of vantage points. An excellent vantage point is at Garadia Mahadev (Entrance fee involved ), which is 25 kms. south-west of Kota on National Highway 76 to Dabi and Chittorgarh

Boat safari

on Chambal River

The magnificent gorge of the Chambal River with all its interesting flora and fauna can be best appreciated from a motor boat.To explore this unique gorge which is Kota's best kept secret. Take a guided Boat Safari at dawn or dusk through the National Gharial Sanctuary.Crocodiles can be seen basking themselves in the winter sunshine. The gorge is home to many birds including the increasingly rare Egyptian or Scavenger Vultures and Long-billed Vultures. See them nesting on the cliffs from close range and watch them soaring above the rocks. There are many other birds to see as well.

Two hours safari can be booked at dawn or dusk

If you are staying with us, we can make the arrangements for your boat safari

Garh Palace/City Palace

Kota

This imposing building, also called the City Palace, is built in a predominantly Rajput style The museum’s treasures are its mellow murals. It has a rich collection of miniature paintings from the Kotah school of Painting , An impressive armoury, Royal artifacts and a hall of mirrors with delightful paintings

Closed on Public Holidays and Fridays

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Additional entry fee for access to exceptional painted room.

Badoli Temples

It is a wonderful example of 9th – 12th century northern temple architecture. The impressive Ghateshvara Temple in particular has many features that were later incorporated in the world famous Khajuraho Temples.

Dushera Fair

Organized in October/November every year, the Dushehra fair of Kota is famous for its national level participation. You get to see shops of all varieties from across India, selling regional specialties. In addition, cultural programs from various states are organized with the added attractions of some celebrities

Kindly check the dates for the Dusherra and timing for the procession.

Kota Doria Saris

Shopping in old city of Kota or Visit to Kaithoon(22 Kms) ie Weavers village

See and shop the Kota Doria saris being woven using real gold thread.Kota Doria is the name given to the special range of hand woven sarees and dress materials.The cotton fabric is very comfortable and is made richer by exquisite designs woven with gold and silver thread. If one wants to look for finished products without going far to the village then Bhairav Gali(Lane) in Rampura bazaar has no of stores lined up one after the other. (Best way to get there is by Ola/Tuk tuk because its difficult to find parking ).

Chandrabhaga

Temples & Fair - Jhalawar(90Kms)

Fair organized in October/November every year close to Jahalawar (90 Kms from Kota) and coincides with Pushkar fair . This is an excellent alternate to less commercial event and an opportunity for Photography.

Gagron Fort - Jhalawar (90Kms)

12th Century

Situated in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, in the Hadoti region of India. It is an example of a hill and water fort.

Wildlife & Birdwatching

Sorsan(70 Kms ), Udhpuria,Mukundara Park ,Jawahar Sagar Sanctuary etc

Apart from spotting number of birds in the vicinity of Sukhdham Kothi one can plan an excursion to Sorsan .Sorsan is flat, rocky scrubland which is rich in wildlife. Once upon a time we could catch a glimpse of the Great Indian Bustard here. Herds of graceful black buck and Chinkara abound. Indian fox,Jackal, Mongoose, Birds of prey and more are to be found.This is an ideal place to watch grassland birds.There is proposed Great Indian bustard breeding and research centre at Sorsan sanctuary.For the wildlife and bird enthusiasts there are ample spots to explore around Kota with base at Sukhdham Kothi.

A jeep is required to move about in the sanctuary.

Sun Temple

Jhalawar (90Kms)

The main town of Jhalawar, also known as Patan or Jhalrapatan, was founded by Zalim Singh in 1796 by the side of an artificial lake. The walled Jhalrapatan is a Jhalawar suburb, and its name is derived from the town’s numerous temples and their bells. It is believed that Jhalrapatan originally had 108 temples built over a few centuries, but today the finest amongst them is the 11th century Surya Temple, similar to the Sun Temple in Konarak, Orissa.

Bhand Deva Temple

(Ramgarh Temples)

The main Bhand Deva Temple is situated on the banks of a pond in the centre of the 4 km wide Ramgarh crater about 40 km from the city of Baran, Rajasthan, which was possibly created by a meteor. It is located near Ramgarh village, Mangrol, Baran district of Eastern Rajasthan. Coordinates: 25°20'0"N 76°37'27"E

Bundi (35 Kms) – Day Visit

Bundi is a little gem created by its Rajput rulers. It retains that old world charm. Its many attractions are Taragarh fort, the Chitrashala(Painting Gallery), Raniji ki baori, the Sukh Mahal, the Royal Cenotaphs and the Shikar Burj.

KESHORAIPATAN

(45 KM)

It is famous for the temple of keshav Rai ji Maharaj (God Vishnu), which is standing on a huge platform at the bank of the river chambal. The architecture and sculpture of this temple are exquisite. It is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. The temple was constructed by maharaja shatru sal of bundi state, in 1610. The ancient Jain tirthankar temple has made keshoraipatan an important jain pilgrimage centre. Famous writer nemi Chandra wrote the renowned holy granth the vrahed dravaya sangrah, in this temple.

The mratunjaya mahadev temple is one of the oldest temple of Rajasthan. Keshoraipatan is one of the oldest towns in India and was known as ashram nagar in ancient times.

Alnia

Pre historic rock Paintings at Alnia

Alnia is about 35 kms. from Kota. A small river with same name flows nearby. Along the river at various places there are rock paintings dating from the pæleolithic period.

Government Museum

kota

On display are Shaiv, Vaishnav, Buddhist and Jain sculptures dating 5th to the 10th centuries. It boasts of an important 3rd century Yupa pillars and an international famous sculpture of ‘Shesh Shai’ Vishnu from Badoli. The museum also has a rich selection of miniatures and manuscripts

Jagmandir Palace & Seven wonder park

Jagmandir Palace is one of the attractive destinations for locals in Kota, located in the middle of Kishore Sagar Lake with the Seven Wonder Park on one side and Chaupati on the other. It’s also a popular shooting location for Bollywood movie Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.

The Jagmandir palace was originally constructed way back in 1740 by one of the queens of Kota.

Kolvi Caves

The rock-cut monasteries of Kolvi, Vinayaka, Gunai and Hathyagod in Jhalawar district in south-east Rajasthan may be attributed to the post Ashoka period, when Buddhism enjoyed royal support in this region

Some of the photographs for this site have been contributed by Mr. Aditya Singh, Mr R.S. Tomar , Fotokatha, Mr Manoj Kulshestra ,Mr Mann Arya ,Mr. Shri Adil Saif etc .

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