The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan

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October to March

Jaipur International Airport
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Alwar Tourism

Rajasthan has many gems hidden in the vast, grand Desert and one such hidden treasure is the city of Alwar. It has a unique placement of 150 km south of Delhi, and 150 kms north of Jaipur and is also the first major pit stop between Delhi and Rajasthan. Alwar is a flourishing tourist hub owning to its natural beauty and the rich cultural charm of Rajasthan. It has multitude of tourist destinations which are meant for all ages and genders. Tourists are majorly attracted to wide range of forts like the Bhangarh fort, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and the royal havelis. In addition to that, the rich heritage and history of the mighty that Alwar has witnessed leave every person who visits the place in awe. The Mega Alwar Trade fair held every year at the Dussehra Ground, Bala-Quila, Bhangarh Fort, Pandu Pol, various temples and the delicious fibger licking food items such as Kalakand and handmade Papier-mâché (literally 'chewed paper') is what makes the beautiful city of Alwar stand out.

Another striking face that lures touriests is that the city is surrounded by the enchanting Aravali Hills. The city is one of the interesting cities in Rajasthan due to colourful markets, grand forts and the amazing City Palace. Alwar has been an integral part of the Rajasthani history and has seen kingdoms rise and fall. Home to one of the most mysterious places in the world, the Bhangarh Fort makes Alwar so fascinating. It is an ideal place for a relaxing weekend getaway from Delhi and enjoy some time at the Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Things to do in Alwar

1.Vijay Mandir palace

10 kilometres from city centre

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2.Sarafa Bazar

4 kilometres from city centre

Sarafa Bazar is the jewellery market of Alwar where you can find a plethora of precious...

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3.Moti Dungri

2 kilometres from city centre

An extremely popular spot among tourists owning to its swanky palace, the numerous temp...

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4.City Palace

4 kilometres from city centre

Popularly known as Vinay Vilas Mahal presents the perfect blend of Mughal and Rajasthan...

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5.Churi Market

27 kilometres from city centre

This place is a shopper’s paradise for every girl who loves to dress up and has a taste...

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6.Baazaza Bazar

1 kilometres from city centre

The heart of the city beats with the biggest wholesale bazaar called the Baazara Bazar....

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7.Pandu Pol

32 kilometres from city centre

Pandupol is a Hanuman temple which is of extreme significance in Alwar. It is located i...

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8.Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple

44 kilometres from city centre

A very important temple located within Tiger Reserve premises. Even though the temple i...

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9.Bhangarh fort

61 kilometres from city centre

Who has not heard about the mysteries and the paranormal stories of the Bhangarh fort? ...

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10.Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri

4 kilometres from city centre

The Rajput style of architecture use Chhatris as way to depict pride an honour. They ca...

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11.Company Bagh

3 kilometres from city centre

It is hard to find a lush green garden as big as the Company Bagh in the sandy place th...

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12.Jai pol

5 kilometres from city centre

The imposing fortress has some splendid doorways that were the entry points to this glo...

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13.Malakhera Bazar

4 kilometres from city centre

A bazar which will fulfil all your daily needs and that too with a Rajasthani twist. Ma...

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14.Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

32 kilometres from city centre

What was once the hunting ground for Maharaja of Alwar nestled in the lap of the enchan...

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15.Bala quila Fort

5 kilometres from city centre

Situated in the beautiful Aravalli Range, above the town of Alwar is Bala Quila Fort or...

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16.Siliserh lake Palace

11 kilometres from city centre

For a day full of fun-filled activities and relaxation the Siliserh Lake Palace is the ...

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17.Sariska Palace

32 kilometres from city centre

The grandeur of Sariska Palace radiates royalty from every nook and corner. It was buil...

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18.Naldeshwar Shrine

4 kilometres from city centre

This place is located in Sariska-Alwar highway a little away from the main city. The sh...

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History

Just as you enter Alwar you can the roots of rajasthani tradition and autheticnity embeeded deep within the cities lifestyle. Vikrami Samvat found the city of Alpur in 1106 CE which is now called Alwar. The city has seen many rulers and kingdoms from the Rajputs to the Jats and Marathas. It was the one of the first Rajput states to align itself with the British Empire and become a Princely state. From the Mega Alwar Trade Fair to the celebration of every festival with pomp show this city is a must visit when in India.

How to reach

Jaipur Airport is the closest to Alwar. You can easily take a cab from there. Alwar is well connected to major nearby cities via bus service as well and train connectivity is good too. The train ride to Alwar is nice as it has great picture perfect views to offer. Also, it is on the heritage route - the majestic Palace-On-Wheels running through here.

How to Reach by Flight

There is no direct flight connectivity to Alwar. The nearest airport is in Jaipur, 165 km away from the same. You can hire a taxi from Jaipur to reach Alwar. Alternatively, you can also take a ride in the bus that runs regularly on this route.

How to Reach by Train

Regular rail services connect Alwar to the rest of India. Alwar junction is the principal railway station serving the city of Alwar.

How to Reach by Bus

It is extremely simple to reach Alwar by bus as it is well connected to all the major cities in the country. The fare of the bus travel will depend on where are you travelling from. 

How to Reach by Road

Alwar is well connected by the major highway in north India through Delhi. It is the first major city that comes between Jaipur and Delhi and so is has a smooth system of roads. Alwar is a common weekend getaway for Delhites. 

How to travel within

Public transport can be used to access most tourist spots. Autos and taxis can be easily used for convinient conveyance. Buses also ply within the city.

 

Food and More…

The extremely renowned Alwar Ka Mawa mawa (milk cake) and Kalakand. People from all over the country travel just to get a taste of this original delicacy. Alwar’s cuisine is defined by the wonderful, wholesome sweets and you cannot leave the city without trying them. Besides satisfying your sweet tooth, the city also offers a wide variety of Rajasthani preparations like Puri, Dal Bati Choorma, Rabdi, Lassi, Gatte ki Sabzi and much more.

Being a popular destination spot it has a number hotels for every budget class. From luxury resorts to OYO rooms the city caters to every need with absolutely no difference in hospitality.

 

Alwar Itinerary

Day1

Reach Alwar and check-in to your hotel. Visit Bhangarh Fort during day time, Bala Quila and enjoy the street markets and city shopping at night. 

Day2 

Visit the city palace and the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary (do check out the temples inside) and enjoy the market scenes at night. 

Day3

Visit Siliserh Lake Palace and Vijay Mandir palace and return home. 

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