About Alwar in Rajasthan
gateway to Rajasthan, Alwar is one of the oldest Cities of Rajasthan
treasuring a reservoir of culture and heritage that lend to its historical
importance. Today, the city wears a dusty look, but it should not be
misconstrued as an empty storehouse. Within its periphery lies the royal
booty of the era, dating back to the time of Mahabharata, when in 1500 BC,
Alwar was a part of the Matsya territories of Viratnagar.
The city is said to be formed by the Kachh family of Amber. The pages of
history narrate a relation between the Britishers and the Rajputs who were
constantly fighting to win over Alwar and its strategic geographic and
historic importance. The city came back to peace in the 18th century under
the Rajput ruler Pratap Singh, who was a huge patron of art and culture.
Under his rule, Alwar became a major cultural centre of western India.
Information of Alwar in Rajasthan :
Alwar is located in northeastern Rajasthan, around 150 km from its capital
city Jaipur. The presence of Aravalis makes its climate moderate and
protects it from harsh heat. Bthe best time to Visit Alwar is in the winter
months of September to February. The City Palace and the Museum are situated
in the northwestern part of the city, approximately 1 km from the city bus
The main Post Office is located between the bus station and the train
station. You can approach the Tourist Reception Centre near the train
station. You can buy maps and guide books of Alwar from here. Internet Cafes
are also easily available. Om Cyber Cafe on Company Bagh Road, is one such
place where you can get Internet facility.
Sightseeing of Alwar:
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Standing proudly at an altitude of 300 m above the City of Alwar Travel, this
ancient fort narrates the tales of chivalry right from the period of Rajput
Ruler Pratap Singh. It was the precincts of this fort, that the Mughals
attacked Ranthambore. The fort's upper chambers offer an amazing view of the
cityscapes. The Best Tourist Attractions of the fort are Sita-Ram Temple, To Wale
Hanuman Ji Temple and the army area.
Mughal emperor Babur has spent a few days within the fort while emperor
Akbar exiled Jahangir for three years in the Salim Mahal located here.
City Palace Complex:
Palace Travel to Alwer lies just below the Bala Quila, beautifying the hills with its
graceful marble pavilions and courtyards. It is a master piece of Raja
Bakhtawar Singh, who built the ornate structure in the year 1793. Once a
jewel of the the royal kingdom, the palace today serves as the premises for
government offices, with clerks and lawyers making rounds of the pavilions.
The main attractions of the palace are the huge gates Jai Pol, Laxman Pol,
Kishan Pol and palaces like Jal Mahal and Nikumbh Mahal.
The Palace Museum holds and preserves several rich possessions of the
Maharajas and artifacts narrating their lavish stay here like weapons,
stuffed animal skins, stone sculptures, royal ivory, etc. Some of the
ancient manuscripts are also exhibited here, like Shah Nama and Babur's life
history. This museum is situated on the topmost floor of the City Palace.
Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh:
The cenotaph was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his father Maharaja
Bakhtawar Singh. The cenotaph is an edifice built in 1815, and is also the
site where one of the mistresses of the King performed Sati rights by
burning herself on his pyre.
Activities of Alwer:
After a hectic day, it would be awsome to get some massage and touch up
done by a professional. You can find one easily at Roop Nikhar, at Nangli
Circle, which offers facials and massages at quite affordable rates.
There are enough options available for all kind
of travelers but since Alwar is not a place for stopover for most of the
travelers, you will find most of the hotels here to be budget or economy
class Hotels. If you have your own transportation, you can get some of the
best Hotels and resorts on the outskirts of the town. Some of the budget
Hotels of the place include Imperial Hotel, Ashoka and Atlantic.
Some of the better Hotel include the names of Alwar Hotel, on Manu Road and
Hotel Aravali. RTDC Hotel Meenal is a mid range Hotel with comfortable
rooms. It is located 1km from the town.
Eating of Alwar:
You won't find any special cuisine that is linked to the city name but
still you can pamper your sweet tooth with the delicious Mawa Palangtorh of
Alwar, which is a milk preparation, also known as milk cake. There are a
multitude of eating joints to explore in the town,offering a wide range of
Rajasthani and Mughlai food, apart from fast food franchisees that are
You can try out local restaurants available in the town markets, the most
reliable one being Prem Pavitra Bhojanalaya, situated in the Old Town,
serving some delicious vegetarian food. It is a reputed restaurant known as
one of the best eating joints of the town. Other good restaurants include
Tizza Coffee Shop, Inderlok Restaurant and the Narula's.
Getting There and Away:
, You can very comfortably and speedily reach Alwar by the
Shatabdi Express as it falls on the New Delhi to Ajmer route. Other options by
train include the Intercity Express on Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jaipur
route, Superfast Express on Delhi to Ajmer route and Mandore Express on Delhi
Sarai Rohilla-Jodhpur route Travel to Alwar.
Well maintained network of roads connect Alwar to other major
cities of north and west India. A return Taxi to Sariska (Sariska Tiger Reserve) will
cost your pocket around Rs 700. Frequent buses too commute between Alwar and
Sariska, Jaipur, Bharatpur and Delhi Alwar Travel.
The best way to around Alwar Travel is by using the easily available togas,
auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws or the tempos. Bicycles can also be hired
from the railway station at an affordable charge of Rs 25 per day.