Top 6 Tourist Attractions of Alwar

Alwar holds the history of being one of the oldest kingdoms of Rajasthan. The Matsya territories thrived during 1500 BC. In 18th century, Alwar started to gain more popularity because of Pratap Singh, who ruled with power and clarity. Located close to Sariska Tiger Reserve, this is one of the hidden gems of Rajasthan. With the help of experts in this field and local guides, we are presenting you with the top tourist attractions of the land.

1. Alwar Fort, Rajasthan

Also called as Bala Quila, this is the largest fort in the land. It is located on the Aravalli ranges, just 300m above mean sea level. The fort spans for 5 km long and has six gates, 15 large towers, 51 small towers, 8 citadels, 15 temples and many others. The fort is open from 10 in the morning until 4 in the evening.

Alwar Fort Rajasthan

Alwar Fort Rajasthan

Best visited from: Alwar railway station (10.5 km)

Maximum time for the activity: two hours

Common mode of transportation: Cab or auto

2. Alwar City Palace

Built in 18th century, this palace is a good example of Rajput and Mughal styled architecture. It is famous for lotus-shaped courtyard, pavilion, mahals and many others. The top floor of the palace is converted into a city museum. The museum holds 18th and 19th century AD paintings, manuscripts in various languages, rare artifacts, armors, weapons and a unique copy of Mahabharata. The garden inside the palace is famous for summer strolls. Very close to the palace, you can find an artificial lake, which is famous for the number of temples on the banks. Entry fee to the palace is INR 5 for locals and INR 50 for foreigners. It is open from 10 in the morning until 4:30 in the evenings, except on Fridays.

Alwar city palace

Alwar city palace

Best visited from: Alwar railway station (3.5 km)

Maximum time for the activity: one hour

Common mode of transportation: Cab or auto

3. Siliserh Palace and Lake, Alwar

Located on the Sariska – Alwar highway, this lake palace was built in 19th century. The lake was once a major water source of the region. Two dams were erected to collect water for the dam. The place is today, a haven for migration birds. Tourists can enjoy sailing, fishing, sailing, boating and other activities. The palace close to the lake is converted into a luxury hotel. Tourists love to take a sunset boat ride and enjoy a lavishing dinner in the palace hotel. The services are open from 8 in the morning until 5 in the evening.

Siliserh Palace and Lake, Alwar

Siliserh Palace and Lake, Alwar

Best visited from: Alwar railway station (16 km)

Maximum time for the activity: two hours

Common mode of transportation: Cab or bus

4. Sariska national park, Alwar

Although a little away from Alwar, it is considered as an iconic attractionof the region. This is the most popular tigerreserve of the region. Once a hunting land of the rulers, today, it is an important tiger reserve region holding 28 tigers. The park comprises of forests, rocky regions, cliffs and grasslands. Apart from tigers, you can spot striped hyena, sambar, antelope, jungle cat, leopard and other animals. In bird genre, top birds spotted are Indian peafowl, white-throated kingfisher, grey partridge, crested serpent eagle, India eagle-owland others. Apart from the animals, you can find Kankwari fort, old temples and other structures inside the park. The best time to visit the park is from November to end of March.Safari is available between 6:30 in the morning until 10 in the morning and from 2:30 in the evening to 6 in the evening.

Sariska National Park Alwar

Sariska National Park Alwar

Best visited from: Alwar (36 km)

Maximum time for the activity: half a day

Common mode of transportation: Cab or government bus

5. Bhangarh Fort, Alwar

Built in 16th century, this fort was a major structure in the past. Today, it is an important haunted monument of the country. The fort and the region are believed to be haunted. The department of tourism requests the tourists to get out of the region before sunset. Today, the fort is almost in ruins. You can spot structures of gardens, gates, natural springs, havelis, a few temples and others inside the fort. The fort is open from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening. Entry fee is INR 25 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.

Bhangarh Fort, Alwar

Bhangarh Fort, Alwar

Best visited from: Alwar (87 km)

Maximum time for the activity: half a day

Common mode of transportation: Cab or bus

6. Vijay Mandir Palace, Alwar

Built in 20th century, this palace is famous for architecture, art and decoration. This is the royal residence of the king of the region. This palace has 105 rooms and the palace is surrounded by a large garden with trees and flowers. Very close to the palace, you will find a large Vijay Sagar Lake. The temple inside the palace, Sita Ram temple is famous during Ramanavami.

Vijay Mandir Palace, Alwar

Vijay Mandir Palace, Alwar

Best visited from: Alwar railway station (10 km)

Maximum time for the activity: one hour

Common mode of transportation: Cab or auto

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