Alwar Tourism

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Alwar Video Reviews

Green house  Video Review

Green house

by Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17
Garba ji fall  Video Review

Garba ji fall

by Singh Hira
26th Nov 17
Garbha ji fall  Video Review

Garbha ji fall

by Singh Hira
26th Nov 17
Siliserh Lake  Video Review

Siliserh Lake

by Singh Hira
26th Nov 17
Children's park at Company garden  Video Review

Children's park at Company garden

by Kanishk
26th Feb 17
Central park  Video Review

Central park

by Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17
Statue  Video Review

Statue

by Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17
Museum view from outside(outlook)  Video Review

Museum view from outside(outlook)

by Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17
Garden area(starting point)  Video Review

Garden area(starting point)

by Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17
Farming place  Video Review

Farming place

by Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

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Reviews (26)

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.6/5

232 reviews

A Trip to Alwar

I had been to Alwar by train in the month of November 2016. Alwar is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Rajasthan. The must-visit attractions around Alwar are the Sariska National Park, Vinay Vilas Mahal and the Bala Quila. The Sariska Tiger reserve is located in the beautiful Aravalli ranges and is home to the few Royal Bengal Tigers. Sariska was at once upon a time in history a favourite praying ground for the Kings of Alwar before it was declared as a reserved forest in 1958. This reserve is a must-visit attraction and part of Neemrana. The Vinay Vilas Mahal Palace was founded by Bakhtawar Singh way back in the 18th century. Here, there is a mixture of both Mughal and Rajput style of Architecture. Andheri gate, Suraj Pol and Laxman Pol are the gates present in this magnificent structure. Today, the Bala Quila is in a state of total ruins and is located near the City Palace atop the Aravalli Hills. This beautiful structure has 15 large and 51 small towers surrounding it. This young fort stands at an elevation of 595 feet above the grand old city of Alwar. Visiting this grand old fort requires written permission from the city police commissioner and young adventurers can even dare to climb a 7 kilometer long steep route. An other alternative is to hire a vehicle upto the entrance of Bala Quila.

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Divya aggarwal

Divya aggarwal2.1/5

5 reviews

Neemrana fort review

I had gone to Neemrana fort. Staying inside at exorbitant price of 16000 is fullishness. It's better to stay at 4-5k outside at Ramada a four star hotel and come to fort for 1600 pp including lunch and roam around for few hours. Reach at around 10 am and stay till lunch at 2pm. Nothing much to see. Only glorified. No guides. The audio guide they ask to download from play store is very poor, there WiFi is very poor. The people I met, who were staying at the palace, were anoid for poor service. Overall it is just worth a day. Best is start at 7am from Delhi. It takes 3 hrs. After lunch go back. If you want to stay, then stay outside at any four star hotel. If you have been to other forts, it is nothing in front of it. Nothing at all.

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Alwar Overview

History of Alwar

Alwar is a small town situated in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. It was part of the Matsya region in the olden times, with Virat nagar as the capital. 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 predominantly inhabited by Yaduvanshi Ahirs. The hamlet has 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.

People and Culture of Alwar

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 Kachhwaha 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.

Things To Do in Alwar

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.

Photos of Alwar

Bala Quila, Alwar

Photo by

Justin Jacob

Bala Quila view point
Siliserh Lake, Alwar

Photo by

Sanjeev Gupta

View of Lake in the afternoon
Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Alwar

Photo by

Swati Parakh

Picture Perfact- Sagar

There is so much to see in Alwar.

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