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Alwar Tourism

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Manas ranjan Sahoo
  • Manas ranjan Sahoo
  • Lives in Bhubaneshwar
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  • 7 Reviews

"Nice Experience at Alwar" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
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....... More
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Ritwick Sanyal
  • Ritwick Sanyal
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 57 photos
  • 42 Reviews

"Alwar-lesser known of the Rajasthan cities." new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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....... More
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Rajiv  Mathur
  • Rajiv Mathur
  • Highlander
  • 28 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"Explore the wilderness of Rajasthan"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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....... More
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Shivam Gupta

"Under developed Heritage!!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
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....... More
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Taruna  Kalra
  • Taruna Kalra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"The Dahdikar Fort Alwar is..."

  • Posted 1 year ago
The Dahdikar Fort Alwar is an Ultimate destination for the couples Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Guys u won't get anything for Shopping but for Food and Sight seeing its awesome Activities & things to do: You can go to Sariska Tiger....... More
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Alwar Info

  • 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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