Kota visitDelhi - Tordi - KotaTotal No of days - 4Dated - December 2016
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Route map Delhi - Tordi - Kota
RoutePart 1 - Delhi - Tordi (350 kms/7.5 hrs) - View Travelogue here
Part 2 - Tordi - Kota (203 kms /6hrs)
Route : Tordi - Hadi Rani kund (Toda Rai Singh) - Rajmahal - Gardia Mahadev - Kota
Kota is nearly 550 kms from Delhi. It would take nearly 9+ hrs of nonstop driving, to avoid we take a stop at Tordi on the Tonk road a little after Jaipur. Is a nice small village with a palace and a fort. From Tordi, as a slight deviation we take another route through the interiors to see Bisalpur dam and Hadi Rani ka kund.
Hadi Rani ka kund is nearly 26 kms away in Toda Rai Singh. Its a well maintained step well. Some photos follow.
From Hadi Rani we take the route passing by the Bisalpur dam, to Rajmahal. The roads are not good, at times there are no roads at all, but it's through the interiors of village and preferably a suv can easily take one through.
Raj Mahal is a palace in the village of Raj Mahal beside the lake, after Rajmahal is Gawdi village and after this one connects to Kota highway NH12 which is 89 kms from here.
Our lunch break was at Krishna Raj garden, like all restaurants of rajasthan food was good. The next stoppage was Gardia Mahadev temple. The approach roads are well marked, it's a bit lonely so avoid the place at night. The point of the u turn of Narmada river was awesome. One can park the car right in front and take photographs.
From Gardia another 50 kms to Park Horizon, it's near to the city mall. The restaurant is good, services and room were ok.
In the evening we visit the 7 wonders park. It is open from 2:30 pm. It's just on the banks of the Kishor Sagar lake, where boating is done to the Jag Mandir. The 7 wonders park has all the miniatures of the 7 wonders of the world, its a nice place to walk around and the end to which there are refreshments too. Evenings and nights are beautiful with the lightings.
The next day morning we take a boat to the Jag Mandir palace. A 10 min boat ride takes you to this small palace where the city of kota can be seen, its gives a feel as to being in the centre of the city. The Kishor Sagar lake is well maintained. Hardly half an hour is reqd to roam around.
The boating place
Tickets booking counter
Jag Mandir palace
In the evening we visit the Chambal garden. It's a beautiful garden, well maintained with the Chambal river and the thermal plant. There is a toy train too.
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