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Kesar Bagh Kota

Kesar Bagh in Kota is a popular tourist destination and one of the most-visited gardens in the state of Rajasthan. The garden attracts tourists from India as well as other parts of the world.

Location and History

Kota, where Kesar Bagh is situated is a renowned tourist destination and has an abundance of beautiful lakes and palaces. Kesar Bagh in a unique garden as it represents Mughal architectural style that denotes its ancient history. Kesar Bagh is the place where the cenotaphs of Bundi rulers, including that of the rulers’ queens and descendants are preserved.

Kesar Bagh is situated opposite the famous Sagar Lake which adds to its enchanting beauty. The garden is beautifully designed and offers amazing views of the surroundings.


The cenotaphs are one of the reasons why tourists flock to this place. They are constructed from rich, pure white marbles that creates a great impression. The cenotaphs are an architectural marvel and have detailed carvings or motifs that represent local deities and animals.

Kesar Bagh houses 66 pavilions which were built during a space of two and a half centuries from 1581 to 1821. While the pavilions that showcases the glorious times of the Chauhans stand tall, most others are in a dilapidated state owing to neglect and poor maintenance. The most striking contrasting feature of these cenotaphs is that while the pillars are made in a style that typically represents the Mughal architecture, the top structure or the chattri has an image of the Shiva Lingam, a symbol commonly associated with Hindus.

The cenotaphs are war time memorials that depict the bravery and valor of the Rajputs who took part in the ferocious battles over land rights and various other purposes. They guarded and protected their land from the Mughal rulers. Their acts of bravery are immortalized in these cenotaphs.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kesar Bagh is from October to March when the climate if cool and pleasant. Summers are extremely hot in Rajasthan as temperatures can reach as high as 50 degree Celsius. Monsoon season starts from July and lasts up to September.

How to Reach              

By Road

Kesar Bagh is 36 km from Kota and can be reached by local transport such as bus or taxi in about an hour.

By Rail

The nearest railway head is Kota which is 38 km from the place.

By Air

The nearest airport is Jaipur International airport which is 206 km from Kesar Bagh.

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