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Kota is a city located on the banks of the Chambal river in the southeast part of Rajasthan. Kota has a population of 1.2 million making it the third-most populous city in Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. Kota was also included among 98 cities for the Smart Cities Mission initiated by the Indian prime minister. It also was ranked as the second most livable city in Rajasthan after Jaipur and takes the 41st rank in the country among 50 cities. Kota has a semi-arid climate with mostly high temperatures throughout the year. Summers are hot, long, and dry with temperatures going up to as much as 48 degrees. The winters are a bit better with temperatures hovering around 12 to 26 degrees with occasional rains. The best time to visit Kota should be around December to February when the temperatures are bearable.
Kota has a history dating back to the 12th century when a Chauhan Rajput chieftain conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Kota became independent in 1579 after the Bundi state weakened. Rao Madho Singh, the ruler of Kota, played an important role in making Kota bigger in area, more powerful, and richer in revenue than its parent state. Since then Kota has become a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture.
Kota is one of the industrial hubs in the northern part of India. It has chemical, cement, engineering and power plants based here. Kota is also the trade center where cotton, millet, wheat, coriander, and oilseeds are grown. It hosts many industries including cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairying, and metal handicrafts. Kota also is famous for "Kota Stone" and has an industry base for stone-polishing. Another trademark of the city is the Kota Doria and saris which is a traditional piece of work and many textile shops in the city sell different varieties of Kota Doria.
Kota is now most famously known as the center for preparations of various national level competitive examinations. These exams are through which the students get admissions in various engineering and medical colleges in the country. The city hosts more than 40 large coaching institutes that train the aspiring students who are trying to pass entrance examinations for IIT and other engineering and medical colleges in the country. This education sector is now one of the major contributors to Kota's economy. Over 1.5 lakh students come to Kota every year to prepare for various entrance exams.
Kota is well connected to other parts of the country via roads and railways. The major attractions in the city are the Chambal Garden, Kishore Sagar Lake, Garh Palace, Godavari Dham Temple, Kota Zoological Park, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Royal Cenotaphs at Keshar Bagh, Darrah National Park and Jawahar Sagar Dam.
Kota is a major educational hub for students and aspirants. Being a city of educational centers, it is the place for many students and aspirants who come to fulfill their dreams. For spacious accommodation to provide the study environment, Kota has good hostels nearby to coaching centers in every area. Most of the hostels provide healthy food with all the required facilities to create a balanced atmosphere for students.
Kota is a well-known city located in the southern-eastern part of Rajasthan, along the eastern bank of the Chambal river. It is the third-largest and most populous city after Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Some of the best areas to live in Kota for student hostel experience are: Dadabari, Vigyan Nagar, Rajeev Gandhi Nagar and Indira vihar.
Thousands of students move to Kota every year with the hope to find the right career direction. With so many major coaching classes in Kota, the number of students moving to Kota for studies is increasing every year. Being a major hub for competitive exams, Kota faces a huge problem of hosting these students. Most homes in Kota double as PGs, but staying in a PG in Kota isn’t as comfortable as it sounds.
Kota is a major hub for students preparing for various competitive exams in India. Thousands of students come to this city every year to improve their chances of cracking the exams and getting into a good college. Kota also hosts quite a number of industries making it an important trade center. There is a need in Kota for better living spaces and infrastructure, and thus making it ready for the coliving culture.
All the students staying in Kota cannot afford luxurious hostels, some prefer hostels that are cheap on their pockets and come with all the amenities like WiFi, Tv, washing machine, refrigerator, and food subscription. If you are looking for an affordable hostel in Kota city, below are some money-saving options.