Country Inn & Suites by Carlson℠ has opened a brand-new property in Kota, India, and it’s the first international hotel brand to enter the city. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of the top five things to do in Kota – a city known for its colleges, universities, temples and palaces. Lucky for hotel guests, the brand-new Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located just minutes away from all of these.
1. Shop, Eat and Socialize at City Mall
Head to Kota’s first modern mall for four floors of shopping, featuring the latest styles from favorite domestic and international brands. Then, meet up with friends in the food court before heading to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster.
2. Travel the World at Seven Wonders Park
Did you know you could see all Seven Wonders of the World without ever having to leave Kota? Now you can take a selfie with slightly smaller versions of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Statue of Liberty or the Colosseum – all on the same day in Seven Wonders Park.
3. Stroll through the Chambal Gardens
There’s nothing like a bit of fresh air for relaxation and rejuvenation. Walking among the lush greenery of Chambal Gardens, you’ll feel at peace in no time. If the kids are with you, they’ll love the classic toy train that runs through the garden and along the Chambal River.
4. Take a Boat Tour of Jag Mandir Palace
The red sandstone Jag Mandir Palace, built in the middle of Kishore Sagar Lake by the queens of Kota between 1743 and 1745, is lovely to behold while on a leisurely cruise, especially at night. Board a boat tour at Seven Wonders Park and enjoy the view.
5. Find Inspiration at Garadia Mahadev Temple
Speaking of views, no visit to Kota is complete without a visit to the magnificent Garadia Mahadev Temple, a noted shrine and spectacular lookout point over the Chambal River, gorge and plains. Pack up your friends and a picnic lunch, and prepare to be inspired by panoramic views of pristine natural beauty.
So where’s the smartest place to stay while exploring Kota’s many attractions and activities? The all-new Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Kota, of course. Fuel up for a day of meetings or sightseeing with complimentary Be Our Guest breakfast on premium dinnerware. Then, return to relax in the on-site spa and health club, or unwind with a refreshing beverage on the picturesque rooftop patio. Stretch out in tastefully decorated rooms and suites, complete with plush bedding, air conditioning and high-speed Wi-Fi. You can even cozy up with a cup from the in-room coffee- and tea-maker. With amenities like these, you can count on the warmest possible welcome at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Kota.