Alwar

Locations :

Lattitude: 27.549780° N,
Longitude: 76.635539° E
Best Time to Visit : October to March

Weather :

Summer : 28°C to 41°C
Winter : 08°C to 15°C
Monsoon : 08°C to 15°C

Alwar is a historical city in the state of Rajasthan that dates back to 1500 BC. Alwar is one of the most popular tourist destinations among international and domestic tourists. Earlier, it was known as Mewat. This lonely place has gained the reputation as a seat of art and culture under the patronage of Maharaja Pratap Singh. For a long time, Alwar was a Rajput state which eventually fell to the Delhi Sultans in the 12th and 13th centuries. There are many theories behind the name of this city Alwar. It is said that the name has been derived from the Salva tribe, who was originally Salwapur, then Salwar and eventually Alwar. It is also believed that the name Alwar has come from the Aravali Hill as the city was known as Aravalpur or the city of Aravali as it is surrounded by the Aravali Hills. Formerly it was spelt as Ulwar but later it was changed to Alwar in the reign of Jai Singh. Alwar is best known for the Sariska National Park. It is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the “Project Tiger” as a Sariska Tiger Reserve in 1979. Apart from this, there are many forts, palaces and temples in Alwar to be visited by the tourist. There are some amazing facts and stories behind this city. People who love to explore some mystery or a haunted story, this place has a plethora of legends ranging from ghosts to black magic up its sleeve.

Main Attractions
  • Alwar Fort, Alwar: Alwar Fort is one of the most visiting place in the state of Rajasthan. It is also known as Bala Quila. It is situated on a hill in the Aravalli Range. It is a great landmark of Alwar. It was built before the Mughal period in the 16th century and has a great historical significance.
  • Siliserh Lake, Alwar: It is a beautiful lake built by maharaja Vinay Singh in year 1845. It is located at a distance of about 20 kilometers from the city of Alwar. Siliserh Lake is picturesque and it is a home to a large number of migratory birds. This lake is one of the favorite hotspot amongst history buffs.
  • Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri, Alwar: Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri is another popular tourist attractions in Alwar. It offers tourist a comprehensive vacation. Being a historically significant place, the monuments in Rajasthan bears a special attraction. It is a beautiful cenotaph.
  • City Palace, Alwar: City Palace is also known as the Vinay Vilas Mahal. It was built at the end of 17th century. It is a fine example of the Rajput-Islamic architecture. It is also houses a museum which has preserved the enriching history of the Palace in it.
  • Bala Quila, Alwar: Bala Quila is considered as the oldest building of Alwar located at the top of 300 mar steep cliffs. It is the grandest creation of Hasan Khan Mewati. He built the Bala Quila in 1551 AD. According to the Hindu Puranas, the fort is the strength of the King. Literally, this fort means 'Young Fort'.
  • Jain Temple, Alwar: The temple is considered to be atishaya kshetra (a place of salvation). It is often known as Tijara Jain Temple. It is the place where Jain idols are worshipped. The idol is placed in a rectangular temple along with another idol made of black stone.
  • Bhangarh, Alwar: Bhangarh, which is in Alwar is one of the most visiting tourist attraction in Alwar. Being the “Most haunted place in India”, it is a 17th century fort. Tourist can have ghostly experience while visiting Alwar. It was believed to be haunted by spirits during the night. Bhangarh in Alwar is perfect for short trip. 
 



Shopping
  • Cross Point Mall, Alwar
  • National Handloom, Alwar
  • BB Mall, Alwar
  • Other local markets and bazaars
 
Things To Do
Places of Worship:
 
  • Godavari Dham, Alwar, Alwar
  • Karneshwar Mahadev, Alwar
  • Jal Mandir, Alwar
  • Radha Krishna Mandir, Alwar
  • Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Gurudwara, Alwar
  • Noi Jama Masjid, Alwar
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Alwar
Places of Entertainment:
 
  • Surya Nagar Park (Theme Park), Alwar
  • Gold Cinema (Movie theatre), Alwar
 
Getting There
  • By Air – The Sanganer Airport, Jaipur is the nearest airport to reach Alwar which is 162km away. The airport is well-connected with all prominent cities like as Udaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jodhpur and Delhi.
  • By Railway – Alwar Railway Station is the nearest Railway station to reach Alwar. It is well-connected with other major cities and states of India.
  • By Road – Alwar is well linked by State transport buses from all parts of Rajasthan and also from Capital of India, Delhi. 
 
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