• Best Time To Visit Alwar
  • September - February
  • Distance From Major Cities To Alwar
  • Jaipur-143 kms.
  • Delhi-155 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-768 kms.
  • Mumbai-1319 kms.
  • Weather in Alwar
  • Summer 37C (Max) - 24C (Min)
  • Winter 31C (Max) - 11C (Min)
  • Rainy Season July to Mid Sept, and very humid (up to 70%)

Alwar


About Alwar

Alwar is known as the tiger gate of Rajasthan, surrounded by the rigorous Aravalli hills, showcasing the lush green deciduous forests, lakes, and dotted with the architectural splendors of the town. Come and enjoy your vacations, close to the heart of nature.
This city was formerly known as 'Mewar The people of the state did not accept any external interferences 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 Jaipurs rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own. Apart from its long history, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts.

Tourist Attractions in Alwar

Bala Quila - Colossal Fort:

Bala Quila - Colossal Fort Alwar 
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This delightful city is adored with the dazzling view of erstwhile princely city Alwar. Its impressive beauties have no boundaries to express. Try the Bala Quila fort, built on the edge of Aravalii Ranges, about 1960 feet above the sea level, stands the majestic fort Bala Quila.
The fort was originally constructed by Hasan Khan Mewati in the year 1550. It passed from the Mughals, to the Marathas, to the Jats, till it was finally captured by the Kachhwaha Rajputs. From the north of the fort to the south, its around 5 km long and 1.5 km wide.
There are only six entrances to the fort which are, Chand Pol, Suraj Pal, Jai Pol, Kishan Pol, Andheri pol and Laxman Pol. It is a forbidding structure with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry, along with 8 huge towers encompassing it.

City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal:

An 18th century palace harmoniously blending the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. While the ground floors have been converted into government offices and district courts, the upper apartment is presently a museum

Company Garden:

A picturesque garden, laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 A.D. The garden has an enchanting setting called 'Shimla' which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh in 1885 A.D.
The lush surrounding and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers. A marvelous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani ki chhatri, is situated here.

Excursions in Alwar

Sariska:

Sariska Alwar 
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Alwar excursion tour is incomplete without a visit to the Sariska National Park. This sanctuary is located 37 km from the city of Alwar. Covering an area of approximately 800 sq. km. (core area being 500 sq. km.), Sariska has a rich wildlife and even a wide variety of birds. Apart from that, attractions of Sariska include the Sariska Palace, constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh. ...more on Sariska in Alwar
Best time to visit: October to June

Vijay Mandir Palace:

Vijay Mandir Palace
A splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 A. D. picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in the palace attracts number of devotees, especially during Ramnavami. One needs prior permission from the Secretary to visit the palace.

Jai Samand Lake:

A beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 A.D. is a popular spot for outing and picnics. During monsoons, sprawling greenery all around makes it a visual treat.

Siliserh Lake:

Siliseth Lake Alwar 
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Located 13 kms from the city of Alwar, the enchanting Siliserh Lake was built in 1845 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his Queen Shila. The lake was built by constructing an earthen dam between two hills to store the water of a small tributary of river Ruparel ...more on Siliserh Lake in Alwar

Pandupol:

Pandupol Alwar
The metal led road commencing from the Sanctuary gate ends at this temple dedicated to LORD HUNUMAN. This backed by the delightful sight of Pandupol or Pandu gate where a cascading spring emerges from hard and compact rocks. Legend has it that the Pandava brother took refuge here during their exile.

How To Reach Alwar

Fly Away: Alwar may be reached by boarding in a flight either at the national capital Delhi or at Jaipur. Jaipur Airport is a little closer, some 148 kms from Alwar. Delhi Airport is about 154 kms away.
On Tracks: Alwar has a railway station located a couple of kilometres towards the east of the town. Trains from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Ajmer regular reach the station. One of the most featured train travels, Fairy Queen, renders its service to Alwar.
On Wheels: A bus stand located in the west of the town offers long distance travel. Available are bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.

Where To Stay in Alwar

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Where To Shop in Alwar

There are quite a few market areas in Alwar, full of the heat and dust of Rajasthan. Some of them are Hope Circus, Bajaja Bazaar, Sarafa Bazaar, Mala Khera Bazaar and Kedalganj Bazaar.
Jewellery and other handicraft items are the best things you could take back home. Hope Circus, which is quite a busy place, gets its name from a monument of the same name. The latter is a circular structure with flights of steps leading to the top from all four sides.
It was named after Miss Hope, daughter of Lord Linlithgow, the then Viceroy of India, on the occasion of her visit to Alwar in 1939-40. While you're shopping and bazaars, you should try the wonderful mawa (a kind of sweet made of milk) in Alwar. You simply shouldn't miss that!