Garadia Mahadev Temple

I arrived at Kota to visit Garadia Mahadev Temple and I had booked a cab to this mesmerizing place. But while I was on the way to Garadiya, the driver told me that there was one more place which almost looked like Garadia Mahadev Temple, which made me interested and we first reached there. I must have spent more than an hour and then we headed to Garadia Mahadev Temple. Garadia Mahadev is quite a famous place to visit in Kota. There are no direct buses so you need to book a cab or auto, better to do a cab.

Garadia Mahadev Temple

Well, I had a fantasy of visiting Garadia Mahadev Temple. And I had seen enough of it in Rajasthan tourism ads and online and even I had heard about it from my friends. This all had tempted me enough to come here and spend some moments of solitude in the serenity of this place which was supposed to be located in the middle of the water.

All You Should Know About Garadia Mahadev Temple Kota

Back in childhood, for me, Kota was only a hub of academic institutions but later I got to know about its famous places to visit. Never had I thought Kota would be such an amazing city with so much to explore and see. The natural places which attract a lot of tourism in Kota, its wonderland park, etc. there is a lot to witness.

Garadia Mahadev Temple

Chambal River passes near to Kota and Garadia Mahadev temple is located near Kota. It looks perfectly chiseled and carved out but it’s something real and natural. This gigantic cliff is based at an altitude of around 500 feet above the sea-level. Garadia Mahadev is located at a distance of around 40km away from Kota.

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How to reach Garadia Mahadev Temple from Kota?

I had booked an Ola to reach Garadia Mahadev Mandir from Kota. It takes around 2horus to reach here from Kota. For around 25km, you need to drive on National Highway 76 which runs to Pindwara (Rajasthan) from Allahabad (UP). After 25km, the road diverts and leads to a desolated area with no network and no human settlement. It’s all forest area; the untrodden path is hard to drive at some places.

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The path is kachcha and one has to continue driving on this uneven, rugged path. This lasts for around 3km when you will see the board of Garadia Mahadev. You can either park your vehicle or take a short walk to reach the main site of Garadia Mahadev Mandir or you can buy entry (for your vehicle as well) and drive straight to the main site.

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However, while I was reading about Garadia Mahadev Mandir online, I came to know about the local transport, though I am not sure since I didn’t use this way.

  • You need to board a bus from Naya Pura towards Bhilwara/Chittorgarh/Bijuliya and you need to get down at Khadipur. It should cost you around 40 INR.
  • After reaching Khadipur, you will notice board of Garadia Mahadev temple Kota, on the highway
  • From here, start moving towards left for 20 minutes and then take right. Continue walking for the next 7-8 minutes.
  • You will see the forest office there.

Entry Ticket and Timing of Garadia Mahadev Temple

Garadia Mahadev Temple entry ticket for tourists 

You have to pay for the entry ticket to enter the temple. If you are an Indian citizen, you need to pay 40 INR as an entry fee and 45 INR as an eco-development fee, so for an adult Indian citizen, the entry ticket of Garadai Mahadev is 85 INR.

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If you are a foreign tourist, then you need to pay 220 INR as an entry fee and 330 as an eco-development fee. So the total cost of Garadia Mahadev entry ticket for a foreigner is 550 INR. For a student, the entry ticket is 25 INR (15 INR entry fee and 10 INR eco-development fee). Make sure that you carry your student ID card; else you will not be able to buy the ticket.

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Garadia Mahadev Temple ticket for vehicles 

For a bus, the entry costs 440 INR which includes 110 INR entry fees and 330 INR eco-development fees. For jeep, car, mini canter, minibus, etc. the entry costs 275 INR including 55 INR entry fee and 220 eco-tourism fee. For auto-drive two-wheelers, the entry costs 35 INR including 10 INR entry fees and 25 eco-development fees.

Garadia Mahadev Temple opens at 8 AM and closes at 5 PM.

Garadia Mahadev Temple ticket for vehicles 

For a bus, the entry costs 440 INR which includes 110 INR entry fees and 330 INR eco-development fees. For jeep, car, mini canter, minibus, etc. the entry costs 275 INR including 55 INR entry fee and 220 eco-tourism fee. For auto-drive two-wheelers, the entry costs 35 INR including 10 INR entry fees and 25 eco-development fees.

Garadia Mahadev Temple opens at 8 AM and closes at 5 PM.

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Garadia Mahadev Temple Kota – A Mini Canyon in the Chambal Valley of Rajasthan

Located at around 28km away from Kota, this mini canyon of Rajasthan nestles in the serenity of Chambal River. At this point, the river looks like taking a U-turn. The river flows through a deep gorge. This gorge is flanked by cliffs and makes the river bend in a horseshoe shape. Find a vantage point, sit and cherish the panoramic view of the valley and gorge.

The sheer, pristine beauty of the valley fills the paints the surroundings with the colors of tranquillity. This less explored place came into limelight when in 2016, Rajasthan tourism ads showed it online and on several other places. Also, the song Man Bharya by B Praak was shot here as well which also created a lot of buzz among the travelers and tempted them to visit here.

I am a sucker of less explored, off-beat locations. This place is away from commercial activities which is why it enjoys unspoiled natural ambiance. Somewhat similar to Gapernath Mahadev Temple, this place is a hidden gem in Chambal river valley. Garadiya Mahadev resembles Gandikota a lot. It is really hard to differentiate; you will find them almost identical to each other.



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