"Be it the spirits of Bhangarh or the warriors of the past, Alwar never fails to mesmerize the visitors with its evergreen unbelievably true stories."
One of the oldest cities in the land of India. Alwar’s history dates back to that of Mahabharata. It is said that Pandavas lived here during their last year of 13 years of exile. Resting in the lap of Aravalli range, Alwar is an amazing treat for all the nature lovers. This very piece of land has steep hills at one hand and dry deciduous forests at another, palaces that once were home to few of the legends at one hand and forts housing spirits at another.
The city that acts as the last station of the legendary, Fairy Queen Express never ever fails to make the visitors fall in love with the beautiful range of visual treat that it has to offer.
Places to visit in Alwar
Alwar Fort - Resting at a hill of Aravalli Range, built by Hasan Khan Mewati,BalaQuila AKA Alwar Fort is one of the biggest and most beautiful examples of one of the finest craftsmanship of the 16th century. Spread across the area of 5 KM in length, and 1.5 KM in width, housing around 15 large towers and 51 small towers this fort never fails to give a jaw dropping view of amazing architecture who ever visits the fort.
Bhangarh Fort - Built by Bhagwant Singh for his younger son Madho Singh in the 17th Century, Bhangarh Fort hasbeen an International tourist attraction for tourists interested in history and its horror stories. The fort has its special position in the top 10 most horror places in India. Just at the entrance you will get a board by the Archaeological Survey of India which you would definitely wont like to miss. So, if you are a visitor who is interested in exploring stuff from the other world, guess what we already have a suggestion for you!
City Palace - Built in 18th Century, The City Palace of Alwar AKA Vinay Vilas Mahal, situated at the heart of Alwar is one of the most visited spots of this city. Resting at the foothill of the Aravalli range Vinay Vilas Mahal serves as one of the most beautiful blends of Rajput & Mughal Architecture. The beauty of the architecture can be witnessed as soon as you step into the entry gates of Palace. The palace is home to a beautifully massive lake, few temples, gardens, museum and government offices. The ground floor consists of various government houses while the museum starts from the first floor, which houses few of the most beautiful designs and the armours of the past.
Sariska Tiger reserve - One of the most visited Tiger Reserve of India, Sariska Tiger reserve is spread across an area of 800 Sq. Km.the park can be widely divided into segments like rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, grasses, hilly steeps etc.whihinturn is one of the biggest visual and experiential treat for all the nature and the wildlife lovers. So next time whenever you want to see your favourite wild animal in its natural habitat you exactly know where to plan your next safari to!
Shopping Spots - Alwar is not less than a heaven for a shopping freak. Be it gemstones, silver, fabrics or handicrafts the markets like Malakhera Bazar, Bajaja Bazaar, Kedalganj Bazaar, Sarrafa Bazaar and Chudi Bazaar will never let your chase of shopping an amazingly unique product down.
Best Time to Visit Alwar
Winters are the best time to visit Alwar i.e. between the month of November to March. The temperature during this time ranges between 5°C to 28°C.
How to Reach Alwar
By Air - There isn’t an airport in the Alwar, the Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is the nearest airport at 165 KMs.
By Road - Alwaris well connected to cities like Delhi, Jaipur etc. a lot of buses arrive here and depart daily from these cities,making it an easy destination to reach.
By Rail - Alwar has its own railway station, Alwar Junction, which is well connected to the major cities of the country like New Delhi, Jaipur etc.