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Introduction of Alwar

Alwar is a gateway to the historic and colorful state of Rajasthan. Alwar has its own heritage which goes back to the mythological legends of the Mahabharata. Alwar is situated in the north eastern part of Rajasthan at an elevation of 237 meters above sea level. It lies 160 km south of Delhi and is about 150 km from Jaipur and covers an area of 44.76 square km. It is flanked by the barren hills of the Aravali range. Alwar has a chequered history and has been a witness to many rules and rulers. It offers various sites of historical importance to the traveller.
Climate of Alwar is temperate. Summers are hot but the winters are cool and pleasant. During the summers the temperature is around 41.8º Celsius and during winters it is around 5º Celsius. Best time to visit Alwar is from September to February. Common languages spoken in Alwar are Rajasthani, Hindi, Marwari and English. 


City Palace Alwar

History of Alwar

Alwar dates back to 1000 A.D. It was once an ancient Rajput state and formerly known as Mewar. The people of the state did not accept any external interferences and bravely resisted all foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries they formed a group and raided Delhi. Finally Sultan Balban (1267 AD - 1287 AD) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslim rule. The princely state of Alwar was ruled by Pratap Singh, a Rajput of the Kachwaha lineage, in 1770. Alwar was acceded into the authority of India following the independence of India in 1947. On 18 March 1948 the state was merged with three neighbouring princely states (Bharatpur, Dholpur and Karauli) to form the Matsya Union. On 15 May 1949 it was united with neighbouring princely states and the territory of Ajmer to form the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan. Apart from its long history the city has a rich natural heritage with some attractive lakes and scenic valleys thickly wooded in parts.

 
Tourist Attraction in Alwar

Famous tourist attraction of Alwar is City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal, Siliserh Lake Palace, Neemrana Fort Palace. Other prominent attraction is Sariska National Park in Sariska. Sariska was once the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Alwar. The main fauna in the Sariska National Park are the Leopard, Hyena, Tiger, Sambhar, Civet, Chinkara, Panther, Jungle Cat, Four-Horned Antelope, Porcupine and Nilgai. also attractions.   

Siliserh Lake Palace

Neemrana Fort Palace

Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park

Other Tourist Attraction in Alwar

City Palace
City Palace is located below the scarred battlements of the fort, at the base of the hill with its spacious apartments. It now houses a museum within it with its collection of royal memorabilia. A beautiful pond called Sagar is located behind the City Palace.

Jain temple
Jain temples are dedicated to the eighth Tirthankar (great teacher) Shri Chandra Prabhu Bhagwan. It has elaborate paintings and carvings, exquisite arches and pillars. It is located about 60 kms on the Alwar - Delhi road route, it is an important Jain pilgrimage.
 

Alwar Fort

Bhangarh

Nilkanth Temple
Neelkanth Temples are a famous tourist attraction of Alwar. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is also known by the name of Neelkanth as per Hindu mythology. The temple attracts huge number of devotees from all over the country. It is surrounded by lush green trees that add to its beauty. The temple is quite similar to an ancient museum. In addition to its religious significance it is famous for its excellent stone carving. The amazing fine work on the shikhara or the spire is still undamaged. The wonderful carvings of figures on the temple are worth seeing. Some of the pillars of the temple are severely damaged. A number of carved stone slabs lie all around the temple.

Bhangarh
Bhangarh was founded in 1631 by Madho Singh who was younger brother of famous Man Singh of Amer. The ruins of Bhangarh paint a picture of the ancient kingdom that was once flourished here. Very prominent in Bhangarh is the town planning, castle hierarchy, market system and the charming beauty of several temples. This town of about 10,000 dwellings was suddenly abandoned due to reasons clothed in mystery.

 

Bhartrihari

City Palace

Alwar fort
Alwar fort is built on a hill which is about 1960 feet above the sea level, it stands majestically 1000 feet above the city of Alwar. The fort was built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550 A.D. It passed from the Mughals, to the Marathas, to the Jats, till it was finally captured by the Kachhwaha Rajputs. The fort, from north to south is about 5 kms long and is about 1.5 kms wide. There are six entrances to the fort which are Kishan Pol, Jai Pol, Chand Pol, Laxman Pol, Suraj Pal (named after Raja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur), and Andheri Gate. It is said that Pratap Singh the founder of Alwar state used Laxman Pol for entering the fort for first time. A metalled road in the past connected the city with Laxman Pol.

Bhartrihari
It is a throbbing pilgrimage centre which revolves around the legend of King Bharathari who wandered about in exile. In this region in panance for his suspicions against his younger brother Vikramaditya (renowned king of Malwa).

 

Sariska Palace

Jain Temple

Pandupol
The bridge of Pandupol is related to the Pandavas who spent part of their time in exile here secretly. At one place, there are two hills meet together. The way was obstructed which was broken upon by Bheem, the most powerful of the Pandavas with his Gada (mace). Situated midst the game century of Sariska, the place has special charm. Temples here draw pilgrims round the year, though it is most popular during a September fair.

Moosi RaniKi Chhatri
Moosi Rani Ki Chhatri is a very wonderful Chhatri built in memory of Moosi Rani, wife of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh. It took nine years (1804 A.D. to 1813 A.D.) to complete the construction of the tank.

Moosi Rani Ki Chhatri

Museum


Talvraksh
It is a diversion of 10 km from Kushalgarh on Sarishka – Alwar road and 35 km from Alwar takes one to this enthralling site where pilgrims bathe in hot spring. Langoors (apes) wander about and the bells of the scattered temples tinkle all day long. It was the place of penance of Mandav Rishi.

Sariska Palace
Sariska Palace was founded in 1892 - 1900 as a hunting camp by the erstwhile ruler of the Alwar, it is now a luxury hotel. It is open to visitors throughout the year but the best time to observe wildlife is from November to March. The Rajasthan Tourism Dev Corporation runs a hotel and also provides transport on hire to visit the sanctuary.

 

Nilkanth

Pandupol


Sagar
Sagar is a beautiful tank which is located behind the city place and just below the fort. It is very scenic during the rainy season. The tank has a flight of steps leading to its bottom and is enclosed by 12 chhatries or cenotaphs built of red marble slabs.

Museum
The palace Museum has a wonderful collection of exhibits of the personal wealth of the Maharajas of Alwar section which has some historic swords belonging to the likes of Sultan Muhammed Ghori, emperors Akbar and Aurangzeb.

 

Sagar

Talvraksh

How to Reach Alwar

By Rail:
Alwar is on the broad gauge network of the western Railways. It has suitable connections from Delhi and Jaipur. An exotic train runs from Delhi to Alwar. It is the well-known Fairy Queen, which is the oldest running steam locomotive in the world. The hospitality and the luxury of this train are exceptional. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach Alwar. One can enjoy the scenery of the surroundings en route.

By Road:
Alwar is well connected by road to the various parts of Rajasthan. Regular bus service operates between Alwar and major cities like Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Delhi, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

By Air:
The nearest airport to Alwar is Jaipur which is about 148 km from Alwar.

 

You will visit “Alwar” during the below Tours of Rajasthan.

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Alwar)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi


16 Days Rural Rajasthan Tour (Including Alwar)
16 Days / 15 Nights
Delhi - Alwar - Samode - Pushkar - Khimsar - Phalodi - Luni - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

Alwar Tour
3 Days / 2 Nights
Jaipur - Alwar - Jaipur

 

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