The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan
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.
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.
Top things do in Alwar
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.
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.
Visit the city palace and the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary (do check out the temples inside) and enjoy the market scenes at night.
Visit Siliserh Lake Palace and Vijay Mandir palace and return home.