About 45 Km from Kota on Chittorgarh road stands an unique 10th-11th century temple comples of celestial beauty. the temples of Lord Shiva, Mother Goddess and trinity signifying the process of creation, sustenance and destruction, have fine carvings and depict various mythological characters and stories.
A short diversion on Kota-Shivpuri highwar takes you to a forested grove, which holds an early medieval temple made in the style of famous Khajuraho temples. The beautifully carved pillars are famous for their erotic depictions.
A deep natural reservoir on Vilas rivergave the place its name, Kanyadah. A temple comples once existed on the river bank. The remnants of which may be viewed at the museum of Archaeological Survey of India. The cave shelters and cave paintings make this visit a worthwhile experience.
The small township of Shahbad on Kota-Shivpuri highway has immense historical signficance. The fort was constructed in 1577 A.D. by the Chauhan ruler Muktaman.
The government museums of
Kota and Jhalawar
have a good collection of antiquities. The visit to these museums will surely be an enriching experience. The Rao Madho Singh museum is a private collection of items belonging to the erstwhile rulers of Kota. The collection is kept at Garh Palace, Kota and the miniature paintings and the wall paintings are a must-see for the tourists therefore a visit to this museum is recommended.