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Culture of Kota

Kota is one of the important princely cities in Rajasthan. The state of Rajasthan is well known for its rich cultural heritage and pulsating traditions. Kota being a part of it differs in no way and offers a lively set of customs and traditions.

Culture of Kota

Festival as well as fairs form an essential part of Kota’s culture. They serve as a platform to display the array of traditions which the city boasts of. Tourists who are present in the city during the festive time witness the grand and colourful customs of the people of Kota.

Festivals Celebrated in Kota

All the important festivals such as Diwali, Dusshera, Holi and many more are celebrated in a grand fashion in Kota. People are very enthusiastic during the festive time and spend much money and energy in lighting up their homes and in attending guests.

Fairs are common during festivities. People from villages far and wide come to the city to enjoy the fun.

Gangaur Festival in Kota

Gangaur is one of the major festivals of Rajasthan. Thus even the city of Kota rejoices during this festival too. This festival is celebrated in the honour of Gauri, goddess and the companion of Lord Shiva. 

It is mainly a festival of women whether maiden or married. It is celebrated from the very next day after Holi and then onwards continues for eighteen long days.

This festival is unique as it is celebrated in different ways in different cities. In Bikaner, women both married as well as maiden observe a fast and wide variety of sweets. In the state capital Jaipur,  'ghewar' the well known  sweet dish of Rajasthan is made especially during the time of this festival. People also some to distribute it among their close relations.

Dusshera Festival in Kota

In Kota Dusshera is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur as well as enthusiasm. Large effigies of Ravana, the demon king are burnt during this festival. To witness this grand event thousands of people gather in various localities of the city.

Chambal Adventure Sport Festival in Kota

Kota celebrates the Chambal Adventure sport festival every year. This event is organized annually during February. Many professional  sports person from the civilian background as well as from the army participate in this event. This sports festival includes activities such as rafting, water skiing, parasailing, kayaking and wind surfing. 

Breathtaking performance by the participants leaves the spectators awestruck. The venue for this wonderful event is the river Chambal. Next to which the Kota is located.

Handicraft Mela in Kota

Kota also organizes a huge Handicraft Mela annually every December. Rajasthani paintings, unique tribal objet d'art from the region, handmade trinkets, colourful fabrics can be seen as well as bought during this grand affair.

Industrial Fair in Kota

Usually early in the month  February an Industrial fair is held in Kota. This fair provides a great opportunity for the local industries to showcase and market their products. 

Starting from cottage, small scale to the large industries everyone gets a chance display their merchandise. This industrial fair is very popular among the local masses.

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