Rajasthan Travel Guide

Things To Do in Alwar

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Alwar is a district of Rajasthan that used to be called as the princely state of Alwar. The city was founded by the king of Amer and ruled by the Kushwaha Rajputs for a long time. The city is one of the most attractive places of Rajasthan and known for its great tourist attractions. Alwar has many things to offer right from forts to gardens and that is why one can get to see many things which are extremely beautiful and the travelers can also get to see the beautiful sceneries out there.

The city is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and there are many ancient forts that add more glamour to the city and that cannot be overlooked, but people who visit the city do not forget to get indulged into shopping and taste the best cuisines of Alwar.

Alwar Activities – Best Things to do in Alwar

A Trip to the Bala Quila

This is one of the primary Alwar activities one can go for. This is a fort which is popular in the entire Rajasthan and this fort is also called as the Alwar Fort. The fort stands high on the might Hills of the Aravalli Ranges and was built by the Jats and Nikumbh Rajputs in 10th century.

As the time went by the rulers changed in Alwar, Rajasthan and later it was managed by the Marathas, Yadavas, and to the Kushwaha Rajputs as per the reign. The fort was a great place for the wars as it has 446 openings for musketry and many Hindu scriptures are written on the walls.

Go for Jungle Safari at the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to explore the flora and fauna of Rajasthan and this is one of the must do activities to do in Alwar. It is also called as the Sariska Tiger reserve because of the huge number of Bengal tigers that are seen here. In the plans and trees one can see scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasses and mammals, and birds.

Besides spotting Bengal tigers, tourists can see monkeys, owls, chinkara, sambhar, sandgrouse, crested serpent eagle, Indian Eagle, wild boar, nilgai, antelope, white-throated kingfisher, Indian peafowl, etc.

Visiting the Sizzling Bhangarh Fort

The Bhangarh Fort has its own mystery which is beautiful and chilling too. The fort was built in the 17th century by Man Singh I and the fort is beautifully located on the Aravalli hills. But according to the legends the fort has a haunted background that has made it spine chilling impression among all the tourists and the local people who live near the fort.

The fort is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India and it has been instructed by them that no tourist should stay in this fort after sunset to save from any kind of paranormal activities.

Take a Visit to the Siliserh Lake and Palace

This Siliserh Lake and the palace are true to the word ‘beauty and the people who come here to see the palace get mesmerized to see the view of it. The palace is built on the banks of the Siliserh Lake which is an artificial lake that was made by King Vinay Singh in the year 1845 and it was built to improve water resource in Alwar, India by the king. And the palace was built for his beloved wife.

The lake is known for its gorgeous backdrop which is a combination of sparkling waters with greenery and the surrounding views of the Aravalli Hills gives this place a stunning impact and the tourists can have a nice boating time in the lake.

Visiting the City Palace of Alwar

The City Palace of Alwar which is also known with the second name of Vinay Vilas Mahal was built by Raja Bakhtawar Singh in the year 1793 A.D. The palace is a stunning example of Rajasthani and Mughal styled architecture and it has elegant pavilions made of marble set on lotus flower bases in the central yard.

The palace used to be the residence of the Maharajas and it houses an attractive museum in Alwar, where one can see things, many ancient things. There is also a treasury found in the palace and many other beautiful gates such as Jai Pol, Laxman Pol, Andheri Gate Suraj Pol and Chand Pol.

Going for an extensive Shopping in Alwar

Alwar is a perfect place to go for fine shopping and one can buy for nice silver jewelry from the local markets of Alwar. Alwar is a nice place to buy the local things such as wooden handicrafts, local apparels such as lehanga and other ladies apparels which are extremely beautiful and made with finest embroidery.

The people should not miss buying the kagzi pottery and definitely the sweets which are the best ones to buy here and something to carry to your home too. Among the best markets, the Sarafa Bazaar, Hope Circus Market, and many others should be explored.

The Flying Fox Experience at the Neemrana Fort

The people who are quite adventurous could find a way to fly high to the beautiful zip line services of the Neemrana fort. The people can fly high on this flying fox services and can see the panoramic view of the complete city hanging from 5 steel cables which are up to 400m long.

The view of the Neemrana Fort and flying towards this ancient hill fort will be an exotic experience along with some spectacular views of the Alwarcityscape and the Aravalli hills.

Exploring the Shimla of Rajasthan-Company Bagh

This is a beautiful garden which is known as Company Bagh and also known as Purjan Vihar and often stated as the Shimla of the city and the state.

The garden is indeed a beautiful place to be and with the greenery and cascades all around one can see this beautiful garden that was built by King Shiv Dan Singh in the year 1868 AD.

The garden is located near the Alwar city Palace and one can have some peaceful moments here.

Bhangarh fort ruins, alwar

Bhangarh fort ruins, alwar

Bhangarh fort ruins by Parth Joshi

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