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Green house

Green house  Video Review
00:33

Company Bagh

Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

Garba ji fall

Garba ji fall  Video Review
01:54

Garbhaji Falls

Singh Hira
26th Nov 17

Garbha ji fall

Garbha ji fall  Video Review
02:04

Garbhaji Falls

Singh Hira
26th Nov 17

Siliserh Lake

Siliserh Lake  Video Review
02:00

Siliserh Lake

Singh Hira
26th Nov 17

Children's park at Company garden

Children's park at Company garden  Video Review
00:51

Company Bagh

Kanishk
26th Feb 17

Central park

Central park  Video Review
00:36

Company Bagh

Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

Statue

Statue  Video Review
00:40

Company Bagh

Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

Museum view from outside(outlook)

Museum view from outside(outlook)  Video Review
00:28

Company Bagh

Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

Garden area(starting point)

Garden area(starting point)  Video Review
00:41

Company Bagh

Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

Farming place

Farming place  Video Review
00:35

Company Bagh

Zeeshan Sabir
26th Feb 17

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Reviews (39)

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.6/5

266 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 quarter and the Bala Quila. The Sariska Tiger reserve is located in the beautuful Aravallli ranges and is home to the few Royal Bengal Tigers. Sariska was at once upon a time in history a favourite preying 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 quarter Palace was founded by Bhaktawar 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 up to the entrance of Bala Quila

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.6/5

266 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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Recommended Duration in Alwar

Number of days to spend in Alwar as recommended by our travellers.

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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

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