Bundi Festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik, there are a number of spiritual and customary activities associated with the celebration of Bundi Festival. Bundi in Rajasthan is one of the most gorgeous, beautiful cities. The locations is situated in the Hadoti district Rajasthan becomes more vivid during the Bundi Utsav held in the month of November or Kartik in Hindi every year. Bundi Utsav is a remarkable cluster of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship which surprises every visitor with its magnificence and charm.
The program includes a colorful Shobha Yatra, Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports, Cultural exhibition, Lighting diyas and Classical Music & Dance Program, Sight Seeing, Traditional Rural Sports, Turban competition, Bridal Clothing, Musical Band Competition, Folk and Classical Music & Dance program, & sparkling fireworks display etc. Early in the morning after the full moon night of kartik Purnima, women and men are seen clad in attractive colorful costumes lighting diyas or lamps prepared by them from flour dough on the banks of River Chambal and seeking blessings by offering prayers.
Bundi is well connected by road and rail as it is 210 kms from Jaipur and 110 kms from Sawai Madhopur. Nearest airport is Jaipur.
Sitabari Fair is held in the place of Sitabari which is about 45 km from the Baran city near the Kelwara Kasba of Rajasthan. A big tribal fair is organized in this place on Jyeshta Amavasya which falls between May and June. The place has number of "Kunds" or ponds in the name of Sita, Laxman, Surya, Luv & Kush. People take a holy dip in them is considered auspicious. Lakhs of people come here for this fair which is taken as Kumbh in the Sahariya tribe.
The Swayamvar which is a groom selecting ceremony of Sahariya tribes is arranged in this fair where people comes from all over Rajasthan state and adjoining Madhya Pradesh A Sahariya boy drops the handkerchief for proposing Sahariya girl in the fair, if the Sahariya girl accepts the Handkerchief, it is said that they are agreed for marriage. The bride and grooms take the 7 rounds according to the Hindu Marriage rituals of the Barnawa tree and after the blessings of their parents they are accepted as married couple. This fair is also a good place for a cattle fair where good varieties of Cow, Buffalo etc. selling-purchasing are made. It provides an ideal opportunity to view the tribal life style.
Jhalawar Cattle Fair also known as Chandrabhaga Fair held every year on the bank of Chandrabhaga River in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. Chandrabhaga Fair is one of the most popular fair celebrated on last day of Karti Poornima from 27th-29th November.
If you're in Kota during the festival of Dussehra don't miss out on the grand Dussehra festival, a 12 day affair in which everyone from and around Kota gathers. More than 75 feet tall effigies of the demons Ravana, Kumbhkarna (who incidentally slept for six months at a stretch) and Meghnad (Ravana's son) are consigned to a fiery end in a glorious celebration of Good over Evil.
A few hundred years ago Kota was a dense forest, and its rulers hunted with gay abandon. After each successful expedition into the forests the kings of Kota would naturally expect a documentation of their gallantry. What better means than to get someone to paint them a picture of their exploits in the jungles? From this evolved colourfully animated miniature paintings of royal hunts which exist even today.
The motor boat safari between Kota and Jawahar Sagar dam is any nature lovers dream come true. The National Chambal Ghariyal Sanctuary was established in 1978 to protect rare aquatic retiles, particularly the Gavial, a rare long nosed reptile endemic to Indian River. The 26 Km. Boat safari takes you inside the Sanctuary and gives you an opportunity to view Crocodile, Gavial, Otters many species of turtles and the unique flora of the river valley. Also the wonderful intrinsic tales of mystery and History which surround the entire Valley.
Kota doria or Kota Sari is one of many types of sari garments made at Kota, Rajasthan and Muhammadabad Gohna, Mau in Uttar Pradesh and its nearby area. Sarees are made of pure cotton and silk and have square like patterns known as khats on them.They are very fine weaves and weigh very less.Originally, such sarees were called Masuria because they were woven in Mysore. The weavers were subsequently brought to Kaithoon, a small town in Kota by Rao Kishore Singh, a general in the Mughal armyin the late 17th and early 18th century and the sarees came to be known as 'Kota-Masuria'.Kota Doria is woven on a traditional pit loom in such a fashion that it produces square checks pattern on the fabric. The delicately wrought checks are locally known as khats. They smear onion juice and rice paste with a lot of care into the yarn making the yarn so strong that no additional finishing is needed. 'Doria' means thread. Rajasthan Handloom Development Corporation (RHDC) is taking the lead in producing items other than sarees from the Kota Doria. They have helped produce lamp shades, curtains, skirts and salwar-kamiz.
Kota Stone is a limestone and famous for its low price and beautiful colors. People like Kota stones due to its charming appearance and long life. Kota stone has unique properties that make it 1st choice for builders. We offer export quality Kota Stone Slabs, Blue Kota Stone, Kota Limestone Polished Tiles, Kota Stone Covings , Full Size Kota Stone Blocks, and Brown Kota Limestone in yellow shade.It is an excellent building stone. It is mainly used for exteriors, pathways, corridors, driveways, balconies, commercial buildings etc. It is also suitable for use in chemical industries as flooring, wall fixing and lining. Other colors: black, pink, grey, beige.
While kachoris are a popular snack in other parts of the country also and virtually every where in Rajasthan, but perhaps nowhere in the state, kachoris have such a prominent taste of hing like Kota. And instead of the usual coriander or mint chutney or the tamarind one, the kaitha chutney is also a specialty of Kota.
Kota Thermal Power Plant is Rajasthan's first major coal-fired power plant. It is located on the left bank of the Chambal River near Kota. Kota Thermal Power Station of RVUNL is reckoned one of the best, efficient and prestigious power station of the country. Kota Thermal Power Station has established a record of excellence and has received Meritories productivity awards during 1984, 1987, 1989, 1981 and every year since 1992 onwards.
The Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS; also Rajasthan Atomic Power Project - RAPP) in India is located about 65 kilometres (40 mi) from Kota by way of the Chambal River, approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) above the dam that holds the Rana Pratap Sagar lake. The plant lies in the Federal State Rajasthan, district Chittorgarh. The next locale is Tamlao, Rawatbhata is approx. 11 kilometers far away, which is where the plant is located. In Kota a factory for heavy water operated in the 1980s.
Kota Barrage is the fourth in the series of Chambal Valley Projects, located about 0.8 km upstream of Kota City in Rajasthan. Water released after power generation at Gandhi Sagar dam, Rana Pratap Sagar dam and Jawahar Sagar Dams, is diverted by Kota Barrage for irrigation in Rajasthan and in Madhya Pradesh through canals on the left and the right sides of the river. The work on this dam was completed in 1960. The Barrage operates 18 gates to control flow of flood and canal water downstream, and serves as bridge between parts of Kota on both side of the river. The massive flow/froth of water during opening of gates in monsoon season - and accompanying vibration of bridge - are particular attraction among locals. Though in past, mis- or non-communication about the discharge of water to residents near river bank has resulted in lost of lives of persons engaged in swimming or washing activities downstream.