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Traveller Tales from Alwar

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Dwaipayana Naik

16 December 2018

Who won't want to be treated like royalty. Well, that's what it was like! The entire stay was awesome. The palace was beautiful. The rooms were well kept. The staff made sure your needs were being take...

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Bhooshan Naik

10 December 2018

We had always heard about Bangarh, but could never find the time to visit. Thrillophilia's planning was great and the car very comfortable. I loved the experience, and it was very pocket friendly as we

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Anuja Pilla

10 December 2018

After the discounted price, its a tour no one should miss. Seeing Bhangarh was just so exciting as this place is so famous in the country for being haunted. It was adventurous and gave goosebumps.

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Durgeshwari Jha

08 December 2018

Spotted a wild boar in the jungle hikes. I was so happy to have been that lucky. Amazing place for an offbeat escape.

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Niro Mukhopadhyay

08 December 2018

Nature, comfort, and luxury are three things you'll find at this beautiful stay. I must commend on the quality of the food, as we loved every meal that was offered!

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Pran Adiga

08 December 2018

Staying at this palace-cum-resort is definitely an unforgettable experience and my family loved every bit of it. From the grand rooms, the beautiful gardens, home style food, and the hospitality of the...

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Ganesh Achari

08 December 2018

This 700 year old fort stay is perfect for any occasion - whether you're going for a honeymoon getaway or a grand family vacation! The food is really tasty, and the service of the caretaker, Rahul, is

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Menka Iyer

29 December 2015

it was so awesome flying over the vintage forts. it was well systematic ziplining. we were provided with instructions of do and not to do and then the activity started. those 1 minute of my life over t...

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Dhara Joshi

18 December 2018

For this kind of amazing price, this is the best experience you can possibly get. Placed on a hill, this fort stay is quite unique and has beautiful lush green surroundings that just add to the beauty....

What You Should Know More About Alwar

  • Q. Travel Advice

    • Keep touts at bay.

    • Never do drugs of any form. Taking drugs is illegal s ensure that you never get involved in this act. If you see a drug addict or a drug dealer in the vicinity get away from the situation at the earliest. Often the drug dealers get away and normal people get in trouble.

    • Keep the beggars at bay. It is good to not entertain the beggars. If you give cash to one beggar, many others will follow you.

    • Don’t drink more than you can handle.

    • Avoid taking a room or hotel in a place that is secluded.

    • Do not flash your valuables or cash in public. This may lure the pick pockets.

    • Avoid carrying with you cash more than you’ll need during the journey.

    • There are ATMs everywhere, so make use of them.

    • Never hamper the public property.

    • Respect the cultures and the traditions of the destination you are at.

    • Do not wear clothes that are revealing or skimpy.

    • If you go to a religious place, talk softly.

    • Make sure in a religious place or temple, your phone is on silent.

    • Do not photograph in a temple without the permission of the head or a person in charge there.   

    • If you see a sign saying No Photography, it means no photography. So, abide by it.

    • You cannot film or record anything without permission.

  • Q. Drinking Age

    The legal age for drinking in Alwar is 21 years.


  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Bala quila Fort

    The Bala Quila Fort majestically overlooks the Alwar City. It has 51 small and 15 large towers and the complete structure of the fort is embellished with lattice window balconies and the marble columns. This fort was passed on first from the Mughals to the Marathas. Thereafter, it went from Marathas to the Jats. Finally, it reached the hands of the Kachhwaha Rajputs. It is a great sightseeing place in Alwar however in order to visit this fort, you may need a special permission from the Superintendent of Police. This shouldn’t be hard to get for you.

    Bhangarh fort

    Bhangarh has today become synonymous to being the most haunted place in the country. It is peculiarly known for its ghost stories and historical ruins. Located amidst the Delhi Jaipur route, it was built by Man Singh 1 who was one of the Navratans of Akbar's court. He made the fort for his grandson Madho Singh 1. When you make an entry via the main gate to the fort, you’ll come across a Bhoot Bangla which is scary enough to send a chill across your spine. Thereafter, you’ll come across 4 more gates - Lahori Gate, the Ajmeri Gate, the Phulbari Gate and the Delhi Gate. Several Hindu temples are also found at the entrance gates. This 17th Century Fort is indeed an important place to see in Alwar.  

    Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

    One of the best tourist attraction in Alwar is the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Beautifully nestled in the Aravali Hills, this sanctuary is spread over a vast area of 800 sq. km. This area is segregated into rocky landscape, grasslands, sheer cliffs and dry deciduous forests. Some of the important things to do here include wildlife watching, undertaking a camel safari, shopping in the small stalls located in vicinity and visiting the medieval palaces. It is an important tourist spot and is situated at a walking distance of 20 minutes from Gokarna.

    Siliserh lake Palace

    Siliserh Lake palace is an erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge. Presently, this palace is converted into a heritage hotel which is managed and owned by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC). Tourists can also stay here in the palace. You can find the very beautiful and majestic Siliserh Lake flowing near the place. Do take a boat ride when here.

    Vijay Mandir palace

    Vijay Mandir Palace lies at a distance of some 10 kilometers from the city of Alwar. The Palace was built as a result of the sudden impulse of the bizarre King, Maharaja Jai Singh. He was an advocate of art and architecture and had a zeal for beautiful palaces. This palace has 105 rooms that are majestically ornamented. Another attraction of the palace is Sita Ram Temple that is swamped by the tourists every year during Ramnavami.

    City Palace

    Popularly known as the Vinay Vilas Mahal, City palace is a beautiful architectural marvel. The styles of architecture here are a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal design which gives you a glimpse of royal life style. You can find several entries to the palace. What’s surprising is that each of the entry has a distinct name and significance. Some of the entry points are Andheri Gate, Laxman Pol, Jai Pol, Chand Pol, Kishan Pol and Suraj Pol. The palace is embellished with the interesting opulent murals and the mirror work on the ceiling and the walls. When you come down touring Rajasthan, this is definitely a must see place.  

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Neemrana Flying fox  

    Neemrana is an ancient historical town in the district of Alwar. It is quite famous for adventurous activities. Neemrana Flying fox consists of 5 Zip lines up to 400m long that lasts approximately 2 to 2.5hrs. Tourists visiting Alwar should definitely try out Neemrana Flying fox adventures for an out of the world experience.

    Jeep Safari

    Explore different animal and bird species on a jeep safari at the Sariska National Park. Safari rides last for 3 hours and lets you explore the National Park, its wildlife, and the habitat of wild animals. Embark on a safari ride with your loved ones and create a lot of fresh memories to take back.

    Trekking

    Treks here starts from Siliserh Lake and it will let you explore the interior of the forest. Experienced professionals will ensure that your trek is memorable, safe and delightful. Indulge in this adventurous activity with your friends and family.

    Banana boat ride

    With this water-drenching ride, experience your adrenaline pump like never before. Fasten your seat belts along with a life jacket and get ready to enjoy one of the most memorable rides you will have with your friends or family. Enjoy this ride on an inflatable banana boat or bumper tube and take back a lot of memories.

    Paramotor Ride  

    Enjoy the paramotor ride in Dunnimaa farms, which is a powered glide with a fixed propeller. Under trained pilots, fly over Mt Abu and also enjoy the panoramic view of a landscape filled with scenic beauty. It is a fun ride with maximum safety and you will have a great time here.  

    Parasailing  

    Parasailing will give you a spectacular view of the Rajasthan desert, magnificent stretch of sand dunes and a heart-warming experience. It is a must do activity which will guarantee fun and a lot of memories.


  • Q. Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

    Website: 

    India Travel Website


    Forum: 

    TripAdvisor Travel Forum