Alwar Tourism

Alwar Tourism

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  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
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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Alwar Traveller Reviews

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Ranjan Sengupta

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  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 1 Review
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Amazing adventurous destination"

  • 7/7
  • 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
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"Wonderful holiday"

  • 6/7
  • 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
  • 1 Review
  •  15 helpful votes
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"Interesting places to visit"

  • 6/7
  • 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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Reshu Singh

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  •  56 helpful votes
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"beware of the hot weather"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2014
Alwar is a good places to visit. Since I went for a family trip, its not possible to drive for so long until you have a driver to drive. Also, there is too much heat, though we visited Alwar in end of July, still no traces of rain. All so hot and humid everywhere. The places are quite neglected by the people and the heritage department. Still, they are piece of art to see.
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Amogh Tanwar

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"Awesome place with great delicacies"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
Simple fun with lot of food. The freshly prepared ghevar were beyond anything that I had in Delhi. The samosa and kachori were a different experience. Not to forget the barf that was like a fruit cream plus rabri and ice. It had a unique taste. The chudi bazar was a delight for women. It was a small delightful place to be in.
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"Green Alwar, perfect place to travel"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2014
Alwar is located in lap of Aravali mountains. So these mountains gives Alwar much greenery. You can visit Sariska tiger reserve, Seelisedh lake and Garba ji Waterfall to see peace and serenity of nature. If you interested in historical and haunted places then Ajabgarh-Bhangarh is made for you. Some more places like Bala fort, Tal-vriksh, Dadhikar fort and the city palace museum are nice places to visit.
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Manas ranjan Sahoo

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"Nice Experience at Alwar"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Apr 15, 2014
This place has a lake, and the tiger reserve so called Sariska Tiger Reserve is 1-2 hr drive from Alwar. We had also been to Bhangarh Fort which is officially considered to be be the the most haunted place in India. We also saw heritage sites and some of the most important places in Rajathani culture.

We also got to eat authentic Rajasthan Thali in the hotel where we stayed. Boating in the Silser Lake, and the experience of the safari in Sariska Tiger Reserve was mind blowing. I will recommend travellers to have few first aid/safety kit while travelling. Though the temp in this place is not high during the months of March, don't bother to carry woolen clothes.
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Ritwick Sanyal

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"Alwar-lesser known of the Rajasthan cities."

  • 6/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2014
Alwar does not feature on the list of most travellers who travel to Rajasthan from all over the country. However this place has 3 forts which have been converted into hotels. It also boasts of Bhunagarh Fort which is declared as Haunted Fort by ASI. The city is beautiful and you can visit the fort and the palace in the city. This place is easily accessible and equidistant from Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Do not miss this place. Its good for 1 night and 2 days visit.
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"Explore the wilderness of Rajasthan"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2014
Alwar is a beautiful place 160 Km away from Delhi. The place is famous for tiger sanctuary, lakes, greenery, and is also surrounded by hills and forts. The place is very easy to reach with good roads, and it takes hardly two and a half hours to reach from Gurgaon by car and similar time by all the good trains like Ajmer Shatabdi, Jaipur AC double Decker.
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Shivam Gupta

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"Under developed Heritage!!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2013
Alwar is small city in Rajasthan with plenty of places to visit for tourists who want to go to an offbeat location or for those who want to spend a quiet vacation at a less crowded place. Since, it Is my home town, I have visited most of the places several times and still haven't got bored of them.Best time to visit is during the monsoons because its lush green during that time and its very hot in the summers and extremely chilly during winters.

Travel: Alwar is close to both Delhi and Jaipur and has regular buses/trains from both cities.To travel around Alwar, hiring a taxi would be advised as public transport is not very good.Cycle rickshaws are good for travelling in Alwar.

Stay: From boutique hotels to lodges, there are hotels for every budget group. Try the boutique hotels for a very different and good experience.

Sightseeing: Moosi Maharani Ki Chattri, Bala Kila, Alwar Museum,Sariska, Siliserh Bhangarh Fort, Dadhikar Fort etc.

Shop: Rajasthani handicrafts are available at really good prices. Mojris and bangles of Alwar are pretty famous.

Eat: Plenty of decent restaurants are located in the city. Do try the street food in Alwar ,lots of varierty and really good stuff. Pyaaz kachori , Aloo tikki, Chaats , Kulfi etc are readily available. Alwar Milkcake(Kalakand) is very famous and is a must try.

Nightlife: Nothing in terms of nightlife is present in Alwar
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