The oldest Rajasthani kingdom with a great deal of historical importance, Alwar is full of architectural marvels and allures many tourists. It is a beautiful city that is sure to captivate every tourist’s attention, ensuring that they always come back
Founded in the 11th century, this town has witnessed many wars and events of the Rajputs and Muslims. The city offers its tourists natural beauty and historical monuments. Many fairs and festivals are celebrated with enthusiasm and zeal here, such as Savan Teej in August, Ladies Mela in May, and Jaganathji Fair in July, to name a few. Colors, music and dance envelope the town at most times of the year. The best time to visit the city is between October and March as the climatic conditions are cool and pleasant during this time.From forts, palaces and temples to parks and scenic beauty, Alwar offers it all to tourists. The Bala Quilla, meaning ‘young fort’, built in the 16th century is a popular tourist spot. It displays the city’s Indo-Islamic culture.The Vijay Mandir Palace has 105 ornamented rooms and attracts many visitors who come to discover and understand its magnanimity. The Sils Serh Lake and Sariska Tiger Reserve offer an insight into the natural beauty that this city is blessed with.The city also has many temples, the Naideshwar Shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva being the most famous.Apart from offering several places to visit, Alwar is also a great place for shopaholics. The city has many markets like Malakhera Bazaar, Saraf Bazaar, Hope Circus, Kedalgang Bazaar and Bazaza Bazaar. Whether you are buying souvenirs or mementos for your friends and family back at home or for yourself, the markets have everything. From traditional wear and beautiful jewelry to marble statues, carpets and bangles, you can find absolutely anything your heart desires in this city. Hence, make it a point to set aside some part of your travel budget to shop in this delightful city.Getting around the city may seem to be a bit of a challenge as there are no buses. But the city is well connected with auto-rickshaws. The auto-rickshaws help you get to every corner of the city. For smaller distances, the city has cycle-rickshaws and tongas. There are many places to rent cycles and move around the city. You can alternatively choose to rent a private car to get around the city in comfort and at your own pace.Summer months in Alwar are extremely hot and hence it is best to avoid visiting the city at that time of the year.Women should take special precaution and avoid roaming around alone at night
Alwar is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Jaipur at a distance of 113kms.
Airports: Jaipur International Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Alwar from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Alwar