Alwar Tourism
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Alwar Tourism

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  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Alwar
Alwar is a small town situated in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. Initially it was part of the Matsya region in the olden times, and had a capital called Virat Nagar. The region is a part of the National Capital Region (NCR), and about 150 km north of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, Alwar was the capital of the state.

Alwar is pre-dominantly inhabited by Yaduvanshi Ahirs. The hamlet has architectural forts built by Rajputs. Alwar was historically known as Matasya Desh, where the Pandavas spent an exile of thirteen years. A member from the Kuchch family laid the foundation of the city called Amber.

Alwar is situated between the small hills of the Aravalli range and has great historical importance. The place was also called Mewar. The place gradually came under the command of the Gujjars whose ruler was Mathandeva in the 11th century. Soon Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D. - 1287 A.D.) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslim rule.

Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput in 1771 AD, won Alwar and established the principality. Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, popularly known as Hemu was born in this district, in a village called 'Maccheri Devat' in the year 1501. He won 22 battles against the Afghans. The “Rajyabhishek” (coronation) of King Hemu was done at Purana Quila in Delhi. He sacrificed his life fighting Mughals in the Second battle of Panipat.

Alwar has historical monuments surrounded by a lake and a valley. It is near the Sariska Tiger Reserve (a Project Tiger Reserve), and is famous for many spices. The town has the oldest working engines in the world. The first engine was built in the year 1855 as a means of transportation.

The best time to visit Alwar is from September to February when the weather remains fairly cool. The place is otherwise quite hot and has recorded temperatures as high as 50.6 °C on 10 May 1956.

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Rehan Sharma

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  • Rehan Sharma
  • 1 Review
  •  430 readers

"Its a very beautiful palace!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2016
I have already visited here its a very good place. There is a Sariska bagh where we can see so many animals like lion, deer and many of those which we see in a zoo and live you can click pictures of that lovely animals. If I got a chance again I will definitely come.
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Mayank Gupta

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  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Amazing place, good place to go"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 20, 2015
Amazing hilly area to be seen treacherous area and hills make it amazing. Also the people of the area are amazing, very helpful and kind. Foodies will love this place especially sweets like- Gulab jamun and milk cake are amazing and very popular. Overall good place to go.
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Saehzada tapesh Nareda

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  • Saehzada tapesh Nareda
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1695 readers

"Overall it was a memorable trip"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
I love this trip, me and my partner had been to this trip, we will never forget this tour. My Jaipur to Alwar trip was fabulous. Sariska Tiger Reserve and Bala Kila, Karni Mata ka temple, Government museum, Purjan Vihar, Company Garden, Moti Dungri and city palace. Overall enjoyed the stay.
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Yogendra Nehwal

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  • 1 Review
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"Bhangarh haunted place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2015
The Bhangarh Fort is located on the border of the Sariska Reserve in the Aravali range of hills in Alwar. There is a belief about Bhangarh that the place is haunted and no one dares to go after sunset there. It is the most haunted place in India. Its only open in day time.
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Indian ivana Abhiraj

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  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 25 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  10579 readers

"Alwar-A place to be visited"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2015
Alwar is such a beautiful city surrounded by Aravali hills and with wide range of fauna and flora and river dam and tiger sanctuary, Here pandu pole Mandir is a great attractions for everyone, Pandav stayed here for one night during their exile. Siliseth lake is good picnic spot where you can enjoy a lot.
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Pradeep Lohiya

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  • Pradeep Lohiya
  • 1 Review
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"Alwar is second Kashmir in India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 20, 2015
We went to Alwar last month for couple of days and stayed at Ritumbhara Resort which is closest to Sariska safari also one of the best to stay in Alwar. The places to visit are: Sariska safari, Pandupol, Siliserh lake, Bala quila, and Alwar museum. A perfect holiday destination in the laps of Aravalli Range
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Gaurav Khandelwal

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Good city in Rajasthan"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2015
Alwar is the NCR city in Rajasthan. The city is also called Scotland of Rajasthan. Here you visit in Bhartari, Pandupol, Siliser, Sariska and more. The people of city is very sweet and the culture of people in the city is good. The city is situated 150 km far from Delhi and also Jaipur.
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Ranjan Sengupta

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  • Ranjan Sengupta
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 1 Review
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  6186 readers

"Amazing adventurous destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2015
I want to visit this adventurous destination as soon as possible. The main attraction of this destination is "Bhangarh Fort" built by Maharaja Ranjeet singh. The humour is also spread by peoples, this fort is HAUNTED. Well this beautiful destination is waiting for us. Get Ready for Trip to Bhangarh.
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Shikha Narula

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  • Shikha Narula
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 4 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  10331 readers

"Wonderful holiday"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2015
Alwar is a beautiful place to be visited. Took us just two hrs to reach there from Gurgaon. The drive was beautiful to Bhangarh fort. Need minimum 3 days for sightseeing. Drive inside sariska sanctuary was also too good, one should not expect tigers inside. Food joint are less in number, there was no much variety.
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Yogesh Sharma

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  • Yogesh Sharma
  • Lives in Alwar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  13189 readers

"Interesting places to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2014
I enjoyed this trip of Alwar. I went there on 13th September, 2014 for my exam. I stayed there for 2 days and then I visited Alwar Garden, Sariska, Bala Kila and I also got an Haunted Palace Bhangarh. I real enjoyed the palace. I also give advice to every man that he must go to Alwar once to see this palace which you never want to forget.
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