Alwar district is situated in the north-east of Rajasthan & is known as
the Tiger Gate of Rajasthan. It was earlier known as Mewar & was
predominantly a Rajput kingdom. It came under muslim domination between 13th
to 18th century. But in 1771 AD Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput
belonging to the clan of Jaipurs rulers, won back and founded the city
Rajasthani, Hindi & English are the major languages spoken in this
Alwar has a mixed climate. In summer the temperature varries between 37 to
24 degrees C and in winter the temperature ranges between 8 to 23 degrees C.
The best time to visit is in between September to February.
Attractions in Alwar
The main attraction of Alwar is the famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
situated around the picturesque valley of the Aravalis which is popular for
its tiger population with a number of species of other animals and birds.
Besides, the city has a large number of tourist places which attracts
tourists from all over India.
The City Palace : The
City Palace was built by Raja Bakhtawar Singh in 1793 AD. It represents a
Rajput & Mughal style architecture with marbel pavilions. There is a
museum inside the palace which has a rich collection of manuscripts,
paintings & objects made of ivory & silver.
Bala Fort : The huge fort streching 5 km from north to
south and 1.6 km from east to west symbolizes the Mughal rule. The fort has
several gates like Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, etc. Also there are
remains of Jal Mahal, Nikumbh Mahal, Suraj Kund and many temples inside the
Government Museum :
The museum houses some of the finest
paintings of Mughal & Rajput period. It has some rare manuscripts in
Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit and Urdu. It also has rich collection of Indian
Purjan Vihar :
A beautiful garden set up during the reign
of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 AD. Its picturesque surroundings make it
a fine tourist spot.
How to get there
Alwar is easily accessible by Air, Rail & Road. It is 150 km from
Jaipur & 170 km from Delhi.
The nearest airport is at Jaipur and is 143 km
Alwar is connected by rail with all major cities
of India. Shatabdi express , Intercity Express, Superfast Express, etc are
some major express train services. The exciting & exotic train the Fairy
Queen also runs from Delhi to Alwar.
Alwar is well connected to different cities by
good motorable road network. There are frequent bus services available from
Jaipur, Bharatpur to Alwar.