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.
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.
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
It is a forbidding structure with 15 large and 51 small towers and
446 openings for musketry, alongwith 8 huge towers encompassing
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
10.5 sq. km placid lake. A magnificent royal palace and the hunting
lodge, built by Maharaja Vinay Singh
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 colour
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
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.
Sweets like- Kalakand and mawa.
Nearest airport is Jaipur (143 km).
Alwar is approchable by road from Jaipur (143 km) and Delhi(164
Connected through train from Delhi and all parts of Rajasthan.
Cycle - rickshaw and tongas are available.
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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