Kota (formerly Kotah) is a city in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Situated on the Chambal River. Kota is famous for its distinctive style of painting. Kota is well known for its saris and stone products. The commanding fort stands overlooking the modern Chambal Valley Project with its many dams – Kota Barrage, Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar. An old palace, dating back to the time when Kota was under the control of the Chieftaincy of the Hadotis, faces the Kota Barrage. The Durbar Hall is ornate with beautiful mirror work and has ebony and ivory doors. Exquisite miniatures of the Kota school are housed within the Hall.