Alwar has many palaces such as the Vinay Vilas Palace, City Palace, Bala Quila, Vijay Mandir Palace, etc. These palaces and forts have a mix of Islamic and Rajput style of architecture, with designs, frescos, paintings and sculptures from various themes.
Inside the palaces and outside there are several lakes such as Siliserh, Sagar, Jai Samand, etc. which are ideal for picnics. Temples inside the Bala Quila and those of Lord Rama and Karni Mata Temple are frequented by devotees in large numbers during special occasions and festivals.