Kota has an excellent network of roadways, which makes the journey convenient and enjoyable. Buses from all parts have Rajasthan have regular to and fro service to Kota. Direct buses to Kota are also available from Delhi. One can also hire a private vehicle to travel to Kota by road. Kota is well connected to major cities of India by road.
- Ajmer to Kota – 215 Km (4h 4 min via Kota Rd and NH 12)
- Jaipur to Kota – 250 Km (4h 44 min via NH12)
- Udaipur to Kota – 289 Km (4h 21 min via NH76)
- Delhi to Kota – 508 Km (8h 12 min via 508 Km)
- Ahmedabad to Kota – 540 Km (7h 55 min via NH8 and NH 76)
The railhead lies between the Delhi-Mumbai route and hence, large number of trains run through this railhead connecting the major cities of the country.
How to Reach Kota by Air
The nearest airport to Kota is Sanganeer Airport in Jaipur. The airport is linked by major domestic airlines flying to and from all Indian cities. On arrival at the airport, passengers can avail any means of local transport to reach Kota.
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Mumbai to Kota Train Schedule:
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Ph: 0744 242 8888
Address: Near I.L. Chauraha Jhalawar Road, NH -12, 324003, Kota, India
2 km from Kota Airport, 5 km from Seven Wonders Park, featuring miniature world landmarks, and 6 km from scenic Chambal Garden.
Hotel Park Horizon
Address: Near Walmart, Jhalawar Road, Indraprastha Industrial Area, Kota, Rajasthan 324005
Phone: 0744 243 0888
Hotel Flower Inn
Address: MPB 29, Mahaveer Nagar 1st, Infront of City Mall & Best Price, Kota, Rajasthan 324005
Phone: 0744 241 4229
We have designed support for runners in such a manner that you can run with your hands-free. However, we recommend that runners have at least some hydration on them at all times. You may also have your personal preferences for nutrition and gear that you can carry with you or include in your drop-bags.
The following list is provided as a reference:
- A Government ID (mandatory for Indian runners)
- Printed copy Passport showing Photo, Name, Date of Birth, Issue and Expiry dates (mandatory for international runners)
- Running Shorts/Tracks
- Running Tee/Top
- Running Shoes
- Running Socks
- Headgear: Cap/Hat/Visor/Headband/Sweatband
- Running Watch, HR Monitor, Personal Music
- Mobile Phone
- Change of clothes post-run and Backpack
- Headlight / Flashlight(mandatory for 80K and 110K runners)
- Drop-bags (1 to 3 depending on your distance)
- Running gels and other fuel that you use
- Sunscreen and insect repellant
- Extra footwear like sandals for post-run
- Hydration pack/bottle
- Chargers and batteries for all devices
- Snacks and munchies
The Chambal Challenge is held in rough terrain and the course passes through areas that are inside the Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve. We will share this area with Tigers, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Deer, Gharial and other fauna.
Because of the large traffic of runners and vehicles during the run, it is very unlikely that runners will encounter any threats due to wildlife. However, it is best to be prepared and we request runners to follow instructions provided here and by our volunteers during the run.
- Be Aware and Be Prepared – Be conscious of your surroundings. Stay on the marked course and keep your eyes on the course as much as possible.
- Be Passive – In the unlikely event that you encounter wildlife, do not approach the animal or be aggressive. Allow the animal to pass and continue on its way. If necessary, withdraw calmly from the area until the animal passes. DO NOT make loud noises, take pictures, throw stones or try to scare away the animal. It may turn aggressive.
- Know your Location – Be mindful of the Distance Markers on the course. You will be able to describe your location as needed.
- Self-Help – Respect the course and the terrain. Do not extend yourself beyond your capability. This is easy to do if you see other runners going much faster than you. Stay at your pace of comfort. If you are in pain or not feeling good, stop at the next Rest Area and evaluate your progress. If you have a situation where you cannot continue, please put your ego aside and pull yourself out of the race.
- Pulling Out – If you are pulling out of the event, please do so at one of our Aid Stations. You can be safe and comfortable there until you get picked up by our sweeper vehicle at the end of the event. Remember to take your Bib off and inform our Marshals.
- Mobile Phone – Carry your mobile phone with you if possible.
- Emergency – Stay Calm! Evaluate your situation and think calmly for a few minutes before figuring out your best course of action. If you have a mobile and network access, try calling the Emergency Contacts whose information we will provide prior to the race.
- Vehicular Movement – Run Officials, Photographers and Supply vehicles will be moving up and down. They will carry minimum hydration and first-aid and will be able to ferry you to the next Aid Station or Medical Station/Ambulance.
- Ambulances and Medical Support – Our Medical Crew will be mostly stationary at Aid Stations in the major sections of the course. Our ambulances will also be stationed at strategic locations.