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Alwar (Rajasthan)
44.76 sq. km.
Summer - Max 37C, Min 24, Winter - Max 31, Min 11
Light Tropical,Woolen Best
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Rajasthani, Hindi, English.
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.
Alwar city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts. Some of the finest varieties of birds and animals are spotted here. Alwar has one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan - Sariska, which is an excellent tiger
Places For Visit
Alwar Fort (Bala Fort)
This huge fort with its ramparts stretching 5-km from north to south and 1.6 kms from east to west, stands 304m above the city and 595m above the sea level, constructed before the rise of the Mughal Empire. Babar had spent a night at this fort and took away the hidden treasures to gift to his son, Humayun. Akbar¿s son, Jehangir had also stayed here for some time during his exile. The place where he stayed is called Salim Mahal. The fort was finally annexed by Maharana Pratap Singh in 1775 AD It is a forbidding structure with 156 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry, along with 8 huge towers encompassing it. The fort has several gates - Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Kishan Pol of Jal Mahal, Nikumbh Mahal, Salim Sagar, Suraj Kund and many temples.
Government Museum
The museum has finest collection of Mughal and Rajput painting dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and some rare ancient manuscripts in Persian., Arabic, urdu and Sanskrit gulistan (the garden of rose) Waqiat-I-Babri Government Museums-Alwar-Rajasthan-India, Rajasthan India Travel Tours Hotels(autobiography of the Mughal emperor Babar) and Bostan the garden of spring) are some of the notable once amongst the collection. It also has a copy of the great epic 'Mahabarat' painted by the artist of the Alwar school. A rich collection of the Indian armory is among other exhibits of the museum. Behind the city palace is an artificial lake built in 1815 A.D. by Maharaj Vinay Singh with few temples along its banks. A marvelous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri is situated in this area.
Purjan Vihar (Compay Garden):
A picturesque garden laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 A,D. The garden has an enchanting setting called Shimla which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers.
Located 21 kms south of Thana Ghazi in Alwar district, this place is well known for a temple called Shri Raghunathji.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
the Sariska National Park is in a wooden valley, surrounded by barren mountains. The dry deciduous forests of the ancient Aravalli range cover the area of the Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve.
The main fauna in the park includes the Tiger, Panther, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Civet, Sambhar, Chinkara, Nilgai and Four-Horned Antelope. Declared a Sanctuary in 1955, it became a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1979.
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 10-km south of Udaipur, the picturesque 'City of Lakes', succulent valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial Lake in Asia. The sanctuary extends over an area of 52-sq-kms of thick forest land. Established in 1957, this sanctuary is located besides the man-made lake by the same name. Covering a total area of 160-sq-kms, it harbours sloth bear, leopard, chital, chinkara, wild boar and a number of birds. Some crocodiles and fish can also be spotted here. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, who on its inauguration on 2nd June 1691 AD, walked around it distributing gold equal to his own weight in charity. He built six 'Chhatris' (cenatophs) with finely embroidered elephants in front and the temple of Lord Shiva in the centre of the embankment.
Siliserh Lake & Palace
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 a trek.
Cradled in the hills and overlooking the lake, is a magnificent palace or the royal hunting lodge. This tastefully built old palace provides a breathtaking view of the water spread of the lake and its surrounding environment. The basement of this four storeyed palace leads to the water level of the lake. Now converted into a tourist hotel and managed by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, this palace was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his queen, Shila. When paddle-boating, tourists enjoy a splendid view of the palace from the lake, while others view an equally spectacular sunrise and sunset from the terrace of the palace
Vijai Mandir Palace
Situated 10-km away from the city this palace is 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. One needs prior permission form the Secretary to visit the palace.
Get Alwar
Visit by Road - Alwar is linked by road to major cities of rajasthan and to Delhi.
Visit by Air - Delhi 163 km. is the nearest airport.
Visit by Rail -Good connection from prominient locations in and around the state. Some important trains connections are: Shatabdi express (New delhi-Alwar-Ajmer),

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