Kota is located around 250 kilometres south of the State capital, Jaipur and situated at a centre of the south-eastern region of Rajasthan a region widely known as Hadoti, the land of the Hadas. Kota lies along the banks of the Chambal River. It is 47th most populous city of India and 3rd most populous city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. Kota is one of the industrial hubs in northern India, with chemical, engineering and power plants. Kota is on a high sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau. The Mukundarra hills run from southeast to northwest axis of the town. It is 36 km from Bundi. The town of Kota was once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. It became a separate princely state in the 17th century. The cartographic coordinates are 25.18o N 75.83oE. It covers an area of 318 km2 (3.63 per cent of the Rajasthan State). It has an average elevation of 271 metres (889 ft). The district is bound on the north and north west by Sawai Madhopur, Tonk and Bundi districts. The Chambal River separates these districts from Kota district forming the natural boundary. The historical places and temples are getting surrounded with signs of modern development. Kota is famous for its architectural heritage comprising of beautiful palaces, temples, museums, all reflecting the splendour of the bygone era. Kota has a number of exciting tourist attractions to see. The major tourist attractions in Kota Tour include the City Fort and Palace, Rao Madho Singh Museum, Jagmandir Palace, Haveli of Deaji and Chambal Gardens among many more. Kota city is well connected by Railway/Road transport with all the major cities of the Country.