Tourist Destinations

Alwar Tour

Alwar is a beautiful new tourist destination in the lap of Aravalli range. This Rajput state was earlier known as Mewat. The lakes, lush green deciduous forests dotted with man-made structures. The town is known as the tiger gate of Rajasthan.

The rich heritage of nature presents a picturesque image. There are many places of interest to tourists, they are-

Places to See

Bala Qila - The impressive fort stands high at around 304 meter extending 5 km from north to south and 2 km from east to west. The fort is protected with strong walls which have several gates. These gates are named after famous personalities like Jai Pol, Laxman Pol, and Suraj Pol.  Going back to history...The fort predates the time of Pratap Singh, and was built before the rise of the Mughals.

The gigantic Alwar Fort has 51 small and 15 large towers.

City Palace-City Palace complex sprawls in the fort campus. The palace was built in 18th century has gigantic gates, a tank, ghats and pavilions. The perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture is wonderful.

Government Museum- Theinteresting Government Museum exhibits 18th and 19th century Mughal and Rajput painting, rare manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit, weapons and musical instruments. Gulistan, Waqiat-I-Babri, Bostan and copy of 'Mahabharata' painted by the artist of the Alwar School have found their way here.

Vijay Mandir Palace-The regal palace constructed in 1918 with an amalgamation of Rajput and the Mughal architecture gives an idea of lavish Rajputana living style of the yesteryears.

Many government offices and district courts are established on ground floor while there is a museum in upper part of the palace.

Purjan Vihar or Company Garden- The beautiful garden was thoughtfully and artistically laid by Shiv Dan Singhji in 1868. To the wonder this garden remains as fresh as ever even in scorching sun.

The picturesque garden is an idyllic picnic spot providing a captivating setting like Shimla.

Moosi Maharani Chattri- It is a royal cenotaph situated on the banks of the SagarLake that was constructed in the memory of one of the mistresses of Bakhtawar Singhji, who became sati on this spot.

The architecture follows Indo-Islamic style. The marble pavilions and arches with exquisite floral design, rests over the pillared red sand stone base. The ceiling is festooned by mythological and court scenes paintings in dull gold.


Tomb of Fateh Jung

This spectacular tomb is built by Fateh Jung, a minister of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Bharthari Mandir

This sacred place was once a place where Raja of Ujjain under went meditation for many years.

Around Alwar

There is couple of tourist spots adjoining Alwar. The palaceof Siliserh was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh in 1845. It has now been converted into a hotel. The landscape place logged by wooded hills and beautiful cenotaphs on the bank of lakemakes Siliserh a tranquil picnic spot.

Alwar is popular as an entry to world famous Sariska wood reserve. Many different species of flora and fauna are founded here. The sanctuary can be visited between November to June.

Sariska Palace  was  built by Maharaja Jai singh of Alwar in 19th Century.It used to be a hunting lodge of the Maharajas of Alwar. Now, it has been converted into a heritage hotel.

   Location:    Northeastern Rajasthan, India
  Significance:    Gateway to modern Rajasthan
  STD Code:    0144
  Best Season    September To February
  Language:    Hindi, English, Rajasthani
  Distance From Jaipur    150 Km
  Distance From New Delhi:    170 Km

Alwar has temperate climate and scanty rainfall. The summers are hot but not as much as other cities of Rajasthan. Temperature ranges between 28ºC to 41ºC. Winters are cool and pleasant with a temperature range of 8ºC to 23ºC.

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