A few hours in and around Kota during Monsoon

With the constraint of a few hours on weekdays, our family went out to see the beauty of Kota during the monsoon. The city was drenched in rains and nature’s HDR was turned ON with a high vibrance value. Due to heavy rains, the district collector announced a public holiday for kids, teachers, and other government employees. The rare contact of feet with clutch and brakes added comfort to driving on so-called the busiest roads of the city.

We parked the car 200 meters away from the bridge and rain showers added a thrill to the experience. Walking to the bridge in a shared umbrella, I ran out of words on getting the first glimpse of the Kota barrage. The waves in the water were monstrous and gigantic.

Never underestimate the power of water!

A few gates of the Kota barrage had been opened
A few gates of the Kota barrage had been opened

We spend 15-20 minutes on the bridge, got back in the car, and headed to a dam near the city. Before the tingling in our stomachs got out of control, we took a break at a roadside stall and ate Poha. With happy stomachs, we continued the journey towards the Aalniya dam.

Aalniya dam got name from a nearby village, Alaniya. It is located at a distance of 25 km from Kota. It is a perfect picnic spot in winter and monsoon season.

The deserted and deteriorated road to the Alaniya Dam added some delay. The water was flowing in the village fields and low-lying areas.

Walking against the winds to see the other side of the Aalniya Dam

Walking against the winds on the pathway at Aalniya Dam
Walking against the winds to see the other side of the Aalniya Dam

Spotted a peacock

Spot a peacock
Spot a peacock

Even a slight movement of a peacock is pleasing

Even a slight movement of a peacock is pleasing
Even a slight movement of a peacock is pleasing

A lotus pond near the dam

A lotus pond near the dam
A lotus pond near the dam

Water canal from the dam

Water canal from the dam
Water canal from the dam

The fields were in sync with the nature and winds.

The fields were in sync with the winds
The fields were in sync with the winds

Surplus water gushing out of the dam

Surplus water gushing out of the dam
Surplus water gushing out of the dam

Sarus crane laid a few eggs in her nest

Sarus crane laid a few eggs in her nest
Sarus crane laid a few eggs in her nest

When to visit Aalniya Dam?

Monsoon (July to August) – for a family picnic, day outing, and bird watching with rains.
Winters (December – March) – Watch migratory birds and picnic day out with family.

Don’t worry! If you planned to visit this place during summer, go and visit in the early morning hours or evening. The golden hours of Rajasthan will never disappoint you.

How to get around Aalniya Dam

Train – The nearest city is Kota, book the ticket for Aalniya from IRCTC.

Book an ola/uber from Kota city to reach the dam. The most convenient option is a personal vehicle.


Published by Shilpa Mandara

Exploring heavenly earth :)

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