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It is nested between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city.This city was formerly known as 'Mewar The people of the state did not accept any external interference’s and daringly resisted against foreign invasions.In the 12th and 13th centuries they formed a group and raided Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D - 1287 A.D) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule.

In 1771 A.D. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur’s rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own. Apart from its long history, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts.

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The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan
150 km from Jaipur and 170 km from Delhi. Alwar is nestled between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city. The city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts.

Some of the finest variety of birds and animals are spotted here. Alwar has on of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan – Sariska, which is an excellent tiger country.

The Fort The  Fort
This huge fort with its rampart stretching 5 km from north to south and 1.6 km from east to west, stands 304 meters above the city and 595 meters above the sea level, constructed before the rise of the Mughal Empire.
It is a forbidding structure with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry, alongwith 8 huge towers encompassing it.

The fort has several gates – Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Kishan Pol and Andheri Gate. Also there are remains of the Jal Mahal , Salim Sagar, Suraj Kund and many temples.

City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal
An 18th century palace harmoniously blending the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. While the ground floors have been covered into government offices and district courts, the upper apartment is presently a museum.

Below the Fort is the large, imposing City Palace Complex complex, its massive gates and its tank lined by a beautifully symmetrical chain of ghats with four pavillions on each side and two at each end. Today, most of the complex is occupied y government offices, but there is a museum housed in the former City Palace.

To gain the access to the tank and the cenotaph of Maharaja bakhtawar singh, take the steps on the far left when facing the palace.

Siliserh Lake & Palace Hotel (13 KM)
10.5 sq. km placid lake. A magnificent royal palace and the hunting lodge, built by Maharaja Vinay SSiliserh  Lakeingh in 1845 AD for his queen Shila stands overlooking the lake. Now converted as the Hotel Lake Palace, it offers boating and sailing facilities and is a delight for the trigger-happy photographers and film makers.

Located 13 kms from the city of Alwar, the enchanting Siliserh Lake was built in 1845 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his Queen Shila . The lake was built by constructing an earthern dam between two hills to store the water of a small tributary of river Ruparel.

The lake is picturesquely set amidst the forested slopes of Aravalli Hills. The lake attracts a lot of migratory birds adding coSagarlour and music to the scene. But for the hustle of the whispering woods and chirping birds, the place promises total calm and is ideal for a trek.

Sagar
Behind the City Palace is an artificial lake built in 1815 A.D. by Maharaja Vinay Singh with few temples along its banks. A marvellous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani ki chhatri, is situated in this are Purjan.

Shopping
Sweets like- Kalakand and mawa.

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Getting There
By Air
Nearest airport is Jaipur (143 km).

By Bus
Alwar is approchable by road from Jaipur (143 km) and Delhi(164 km).

By Train
Connected through train from Delhi and all parts of Rajasthan.

Getting around
Cycle - rickshaw and tongas are available.

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Weather

The district has a dry climate with hot summer, a cold winter and a short monsoon season.

During May the maximum temperature is around 41 degrees celsius and minimum is around 28 degrees celsius

During January the maximum temperature is around 23 degrees celsius and minimum arouond 8 degrees celsius

Rainfall - The normal annual rainfall in the district is 57.77 cms.

The average humidity: 70 per cent

Best time to come: Sep to March

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