Alwar City Guide
Alwar is one of the most important cities of Rajasthan, India. Popularly described as the Tiger Gate of Rajasthan, this city is Camel Rider, Alwar Tour Packagessurrounded by the rigorous Aravalli hills. Previously this city was known as Mewar. Alwar was a mainly a Rajput Kingdom that came under Muslim domination during 13th -18th century. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput, in 1771 A.D. belonging to the clan of Jaipur's rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own.
Alwar is dotted with several historic attractions which depicts its culture and history. With historic forts and palaces, Alwar tour also offers you an excellent opportunity to visit globally famous Sariska National Park. Sariska National Park is popular amongst international and domestic tourists as well.
Alwar plays a major role in tourism of Rajasthan, India. Magnificent forts, elegant palaces and wildlife of Alwar make it a major destination of Rajasthan Tourism. During your Alwar Tour as a part of tours to Rajasthan, you will see various Alwar attractions which are capable to impress you and provide you mesmerizing experience. Read more about attractions of Alwar on this Alwar City Guide article.
Best season to visit:
Though the city is an all time destination, still visiting it from March to October is advisable for maximum comfort and scenic excellence.
Some Major Attractions in Alwar
Bala Fort :
This one of the ancient court that was constructed before the rise of Mughals. The unique fort stands 300 above the city. And these days it is used as radio transmitter station. A special permission from Superintendent of Police is needed to explore the fort.
City Palace Complex :
This imposing City Palace Complex is located below the Fort. It has been now turn into a museum. The museum houses collections of Royal dresses, Stone sculptures, 11th century sculpture of Lord Vishnu, and traditional instruments including sitar in shape of peacock. The museum also contains some beautiful paintings. The palace complex also houses some government offices.
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden) :
Purjan Vihar is also one of the major attractions of tours to Alwar, Rajasthan, India. It is picturesque garden. It was laid out in 1868 AD during the period of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh. The garden offers an enchanting vista and a popular summer spot. One will have also an opportunity to visit Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri.
Other Attractions :
Apart from above mentioned attractions of Alwar, there are several other attraction in Alwar and nearby. They are also worth visiting. They are Sariska Tiger Reserve, Vijay Mandir Palace, Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri, Vinay Vilas Mahal, Moti Doongri (also known as Lansdowne Palace), Government Museum, Jaisamand Lake, Hope Circus, Bhangarh, Silliserh Lake, Pandupol Hanuman Temple, Tomb of Fateh Jang, Nehru garden, and Mnasa mata ka Mandir, etc.
How to reach Alwar
By Air :
The nearest airport is Jaipur
By Train :
Alwar is connected by rail with all the major cities of India
By Road :
Road network connect Alwar with all the major cities of India. Some road distances are Agra (150 km), Deeg (61 km), Bharatpur (94 km), Jaipur (143 km), Udaipur (566 km), Delhi (164 km) .