10.82 sq. km
Best season :
Oct. to Mar.
Hindi, Rajasthani and English
Sariska Palace, Vijai Mandir Palace, Sariska National Park
Major attraction :
Bala Qila, Palace Complex, Purjan Vihar
In Summer :
37 C (Max) - 24 C (Min)
In winter :
31 C (Max) - 11 C (Min)
Rainy Season :
from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Our suggestion :
Best time to come: Sep to March
Popularly known as the Tiger Gate of Rajasthan, Alwar is one of the important city of Rajasthan that depicts its cultural heritage. Formerly known as Mewar, Alwar was a predominantly 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 one place that is easily accessible, as it is 150 km from Jaipur and 170 km from Delhi.
Alwar is nested between a cluster of small hills of the Aravali range. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city. This city was formerly known as 'Mewar The people of the state did not accept any external interference’s and daringly resisted against foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries they formed a group and raided Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D. - 1287 A.D.) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule.
In 1771 A.D. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur’s rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own. Apart from its longhistory, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts.
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 S.P is needed to explore the fort.
This Palace is now been converted into a museum that showcased collection of royal dresses in beautiful embroidery tuffed animals, Kashmiri coat work and stone sculpture
including 11th century sculpture of Vishnu. The collection also has a traditional instruments including a sitar in the shape of peacock. It also has a seperate room that is
used a exhibition hall and showcase collection of paintings that include live dramatization of the story about Krishna and radha.
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)
Laid in 1868 A.d. in the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dhan Singh, It is a picturesque garden that has an enchanting setting called Shimla. This exotic setting was built by Maharaja
Mangal Singh in 1885 A.D. A unique Chatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches also known as the Moosi Maharani Ki Chattri draws tourist.
Getting there :
The nearest airport is Jaipur i.e, 143 km
Alwar is connected by rail with all the major cities of India
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),
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