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City Palace, Alwar Travel GuideWeather
In Summer: 37 C (Max) - 24 C (Min)
In winter: 31 C (Max) - 11 C (Min)
Rainy Season from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)
Rainfall:62 cms.

Our suggestion
Best time to come: Sep to March

Alwar History
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.


General Travel Information

Reaching Alwar

By Air
Jaipur Flight Schedule
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.

Shopping
Sweets like- Kalakand and mawa.

Places to see

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
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.

Government Museum
The museum has the finest collections of Mughal and Rajput paintings dating back to the 18 th and 19 th centuries and some rare ancient manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit, ‘Gulistan’(the garden of roses), ‘Waquiat-I-Babri’(autobiography of the Mughal Emperor Babar) and ‘Bostan’ (the garden of springs) are some of the notable ones amongst the collection. A rich collection of the Indian armoury are among other exhibits of the museum.
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)
A picturesque garden, laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 AD The garden has an enchanting setting called ‘Shimla’ which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh in 1885 AD The lush surroundings and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers

Vijay Mandir Palace
A splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in the palace attracts number of devotees, especially during Ramnavami
Siliserh Lake & Palace Hotel (13 KM)
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.

Jai Samand Lake (6 KM)
A beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 AD is a popular spot for outings and picnics. During monsoons, the sprawling greenery all around makes it a visual treat. It is easily accessible by road from Alwar.

Sariska (37 KM)
The 765.80 sq km. thickly wooded reserve cradled in the picturesque valley of Aravallis. Established in 1955, it is an excellent tiger sanctuary under the Project Tiger. The dry deciduos forests of the Reserve are noted for their population of tiger, nilgai, sambhar, cheetal, four horned antelope and wild boar.

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.

Eating out
Restaurants - Narula's , Hotel Aravali , Dawat , Imperial Hotel , South Indian Cafe.




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Cultural Tours : Aromas of East || Taj at Full moon || The Grand Palace Tour || Glimpses of South India || A Study Tours of the Indian Cuisines || Spirit of India || Historical Gujarat || Northern Raj || Southern Raj || Golden Triangle || Himalayan Sancturies || Treasures of South India || India Southern Spices ||
Classical India Tour || India from North to West || India from North to East || Best of Kerala || Exotic India & Nepal || Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan ||
Heart & Soul of India || Daily Departures Tours ||

Guaranteed Departure Tours : Best of North India || Best of South India || Discover India || Gems of Kerala || Incredible South India || Royal Rajasthan Tour || Splendors of North India Tour || Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tour

Luxury Tour India : Royal India Tour || Exotic India Tour || Golden Triangle || Golden Triangle with Ranthambore || Glimpses of India || The Maharaja Tour || Himalayan Romance with Taj, Pink City & Lake City

Fixed Departure Tours : New Year at Taj Mahal || Pushkar Fair

Himalayan Panorama : Golden Temple & Kashmir || Bestway Himalayan Adventure || Drive through Buddhist Kingdom || The Holy Mount, Kailash Mansarover Yatra || Mountain Bike Tour

Beach Holidays : Majestic India with Goa || Sun & Sand of East India || Andamans - A Dream Destination || Goa Beach Tours India

Ayurveda,Spa & Yoga Holidays : Ayurveda at its best || Rejuvination India || Yoga in Rishikesh || South India Temples Tours

India by Rail : Palace on Wheels || Royal Rajasthan on Wheels || The Indian Maharaja || The Golden Chariot || Splendours of The South

Kerala Tours: Best of Kerala || Glimpses of South India || Indian Southern Spices

Special Interest Tours : Made for Each Other || The Culinary Art of India || The Best of Tandoori Delights || Dances of India || Project Tiger

Pushkar Mela : Jewels of India & Nepal with Pushkar

Spiritual Tours : Sai Baba of Puttaparthy || Sai Baba of Shirdi || Sri Aurbindo Ashram || The Great Temple Tour || Buddha Tour

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North East India Tour : Best of Arunachal Pradesh || Enchanting Nagaland

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Asian Panorama : The Trails of Moghuls || Fascinating Myanmar || Highlights Vietnam || Tour to Mauritius || Tour to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia || Overland Singapore || Splendors of China

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