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Bala Quila Fort

Also known as the Alwar Fort, the BalaQuila Fort is one of the most historic destinations in Alwar, and is one of the tourist attractions in Alwar that should not be missed when you are in the Rajasthani city. Extending over an area of 5 kilometres, the fort stands stern and forbidding at a height of 1000 feet with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry.

It was first built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550, but has since seen various dynasties rule over it as Alwar passed into the hands of Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats. The fort still stands as imposing as ever, and is a great place to visit during an evening in the city. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm 
Location: Bala Quila   Rd, Near Nikumbha Mahal Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001

Bhangarh fort

If you are looking for some thrills in Alwar, visiting its “most haunted place” is the best way to fulfil the desire. Bhangarh Fort, on the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, has long held its spooky reputation. Though it is a well-preserved fort, the ‘supernatural’ occurrences that seem to occur within its premises tend to ward off many people.

If you are eager to explore Alwar in all its facets, haunted and otherwise, a visit to this fort is a must. Do it while the light lasts, since ghosts are said to hang out here at night. Though spooky, Bhangarh Fort is one of the best places to visit in Alwar for some unique memories.  

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410

The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, also known as the Government Museum, is a worthwhile place to visit when in the city. There is a wonderful range of artefacts that are displayed in the museum that speak of the history of Rajasthan, and of Alwar in particular.

The entire collection of the museum comes from the Royal families reserves and consists of 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal objects, 2565 paintings & manuscripts, 2270 arms & weapons and 1809 objects of local art, crafts and musical instruments. Spending a couple of hours in the museum is a good way to initiate yourself into the history of Alwar and take back memories of its unique culture and tradition. 

Timings:10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar, India

Siliserh Lake Palace

Siliserh Lake Palace is an erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge located on the banks of the Siliserh Lake that has now been converted into a heritage hotel which is run by RTDC. The hotel makes for a perfect dropback to a romantic holiday because of the beauty of its exteriors and the simple elegance of its interiors.

The lake is perfect for fishing, sailing and boating. It is also a wonderful budget option for those who wish to enjoy luxury but do not wish to burn a hole in their pocket for the experience. The in-house restaurant offers a great range of Indian and Continental cuisines that are soul-satisfying and filling. 

Price: 2000- 3000 INR/ 50- 80 USD per night approx.
Location:Siliserh Circle, Alwar 301001, India

Hill Fort Kesroli

Ancient fort turned heritage hotel, Hill Fort Kesroli is a magnificent place to indulge yourself in when on vacation in Alwar. It is a beautiful structure to look upon, and just as gorgeous to inhabit. The décor is in keeping with the traditional image of the fort, and history still has a presence in the long glossy halls of the hotel.

A stay in this fort allows you to escape the everyday bustle of Alwar while letting you immerse yourself in its culture and tradition as you rest your body in relaxation. 

Price: 5000- 8000 INR/ 70- 100 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near M.I.A Post Office-Bahala, District Alwar, Kesroli

Sariska Palace

This luxurious resort near the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary offers you the indulgence of a luxury hotel at the rate of a budget accommodation. Staying in this Palace during your stay in Alwar will allow you to experience the best of Alwar’s wild scenery, decadent luxury, and gracious courtesy.

The palace is located close to the sanctuary and the haunted fort, thereby offering its guests some of the best sights and sounds to be had in Alwar. 

Price: 1500- 2000 INR/ 30- 50 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Alwar, Sariska, Rajasthan 301022

City Palace Alwar

The City Palace of Alwar is actually a fort that is located right below the Alwar Fort in the foothills of the Aravalli ranges.  Built in the 18th century, this fort reflects its rich cultural heritage in its blend of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Though it mainly houses government offices today; the City palace is one of the best places to visit in Alwar. The Palace houses an artificial lake inside its premises as well as a museum that is one of the best in the state. A visit to the City palace will allow you to experience the best of Alwar in a comprehensive way. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar

Vijay Mandir Palce

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar, the Vijay Mandir Palace is one destination you simply cannot miss while touring the city. It is located 10 kilometres away from the main city and is spread over a vast area of land.

The imposing structure attracts the eye from far off, and reflects its grandeur in the best possible way. The picturesque image is magnified in beauty by the reflection which sparkles in the lake below. An hour spent roaming the halls and grounds of this Palace will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated, and you will return to Alwar armed with many Instagram-worthy images too. 

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Price: Free 
Location: Alwar District, Near Vijay Sagar Lake, Alwar, India

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Traveller Tales from Alwar


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...


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


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.


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.


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!


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...


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


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...


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.


    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 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)?