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About Alwar Tourism

Alwar is a city in Rajasthan, located in the northern part of India. It is located 150 km from the south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. The city of Alwar is situated at an elevation of 268 meters. The district headquarters of Alwar is the Alwar District in Rajasthan. Alwar is one of the famous places in Rajasthan which remains frequented by tourists for most parts of the year. Alwar tourism has taken a giant leap because of the famous lakes, forts, heritage Havelis and nature reserves present here. Some of these places include the Bhangarh Fort, Sariska Tiger Reserve, and Siliserh lake.

About Alwar

One of the most famous places here, Alwar City Palace, built in the year 1793. It is a perfect amalgamation of architectural styles and is equipped with marble pavilions constructed on the bases built in the shape of a lotus and placed in its courtyard. There is also a museum which has rare manuscripts. It is placed adjacent to the Moosi Maharani Chhatri shrine which is made up of marble and sandstone.

History of Alwar

Alwar is enveloped by the majestic Aravali Hills. The city was initially known as Ulwar, the name gradually changed to Alwar. It is a town abundant in rich heritage and culture. It is famous for its royal ancestry and old-world charms. Alwar is all about grand forts, colorful markets, and huge city Palaces. It is also famous for being one of the oldest of Rajasthani Kingdoms. Ironically, it was also the first state to align with the British empire.

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Apart from the heritage and monuments of Alwar, it is also famous for two main things - milk cake, a popular sweet dish, and the Fort. It is a peaceful city and offers a good choice for spending a short vacation. Alwar is easily accessible from major parts of Rajasthan. If you are traveling from neighboring cities such as Delhi or Jaipur, it will be even more easy to reach Alwar. You may also take your personal car if you are traveling from any of these places. Make sure to check for the best time before you head to Alwar.

Nearby Places To Visit in Alwar

On your visit to Alwar, you can also plan your visit to destinations nearby Alwar. There are many places near Alwar that will take you further in the journey of exploration of the past. Some of these include Neemrana, Mundawar, Rajgarh, Kathumar, Reni, Khushkhera, Bhiwadi, Khairthal, etc. All these cities are located within a short distance from the city of Alwar. One of the most famous destinations located near Alwar is Bhangarh Fort. It is located at a distance of just 89.1 km. Other major cities that are located near Alwar are Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, etc.

Temples and Forts in Alwar

Bala Quila Fort: This fort is situated at an elevation of 1000 feet above sea level. The fort provides a panoramic view of Alwar. Bala Quila Fort is an ideal place to visit on your trip to Alwar. 

Bhangarh Fort: Situated at a distance of 90 km from Alwar, Bhangarh Fort is one of the most sought after fort near Alwar. It is known to be one of the most haunted places in India. As per the signboard put up by the Archaeological Survey of India, it is strictly prohibited to enter the fort premises before sunrise and after sunset.

Hill Fort-Kesroli: This beautiful fort has now been turned into a hotel. Therefore, one can easily enjoy a visit to this fort and can also enjoy the experience of staying there.

Bhartrihari Temple: Bhartrihari Temple is one of the most sought after a temple in Alwar. The history of Bhartrihari Temple narrates many glorious stories.

Shopping in Alwar

Malakhera Bazaar: Famous for silverware, handmade bags, ornaments, carpets.

Sarrafa Bazaar: Famous for semi-precious stone, gold jewelry. 

Chudi Bazaar: Famous for bangles, lehengas, dupattas.

Bajaja Bazaar: Famous Zardozi clothing, silk items, precious stone jewelry.

Major Festivals in Alwar

Alwar Festival: November 

Sawan Teej: July 

Mahavir Jayanti: April

Jagannath Fair: July

Bilali Fair: March - April

Facts About Alwar City

Alwar is often known as the oldest city in the state of Rajasthan

The history of Alwar dates back to 1500 BC.

The city is well-known for its many deserts, especially milk cake.

It is situated at a distance of just 166 km from Delhi.

The best time to visit the city is during the months of November and February.

The Alwar Court was initially known as City Palace.

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Travel to Alwar

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By Air

The closest airport to Alwar is at Jaipur. However, the airport in New Delhi is also at almost the same distance from the destination. The Alwar distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is around 142 kilometers. Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is around 163 kilometers from Alwar. The choice of the airport that you are getting off at depends upon the destination that you are traveling from. Both the airports in New Delhi and Jaipur are of international status and have flights coming down from the majority of the countries. The airport in New Delhi, however, serve more destinations than Jaipur does. Before going by the Alwar route, check out whether Jaipur or Delhi would be the most comfortable for you. Hop on a taxi or a bus after you get down at the airport. There are direct trains available as well. Check more details about the other options to see what option is the best suited for you to cover the remaining distance to reach Alwar.

By Train

Railways are considered to be the best option to get to Alwar from the neighboring cities like Delhi and Jaipur. There are direct trains running between Jaipur and Delhi with Alwar as a major stop in between. In fact, Alwar is a stop for the majority of the trains running on this route. The trains going and coming down from Maharashtra and Gujarat also serve this station. However, the final decision depends on the train you are choosing to travel to Alwar. There are trains that serve Alwar as a stop, like Jaipur Double Decker, Ajmer Shatabdi, Garib Rath, etc.

By Road

Going to Alwar by road is considered by many to be the easiest of the options available. Alwar is located on National Highway 48, hence, is accessible to the majority of the cities in India. This highway connects Delhi, Jaipur, and other major and minor cities and towns in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc. It covers a total of 6 states and hordes of small towns and cities. If you are someone who loves to drive, you can get your own vehicle and make your way to this amazing destination. Travel to Alwar by bus if you do not want to travel and also want to save up on costs and the overall budget of your trip.

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    What should I buy in Alwar?

    Alwar markets are famous for souvenir items made of silver, handmade items, and bags, home decor, etc. Some of the major markets of Alwar are Churi Bazaar, Hope Circus, Sarraf Bazaar, Bajaja Bazaar, Mala Khera Bazaar, etc. 

    How populous is Alwar?

    The city of Alwar is moderately populous and supports a population of 3.15 lakhs people as per the census held in the year 2011.

    How many days are enough to explore Alwar?

    A duration of 2 days is enough to explore the many charms of Alwar.

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