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Best Places to Visit in Alwar of 2017

  • 01 Bala Quila Fort

    Bala Quila Fort
    Image Credit : 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


  • 02 Bhangarh fort

    Bhangarh fort
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    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


  • 03 The Palace Museum

    The Palace Museum
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    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


  • 04 Siliserh Lake Palace

    Siliserh Lake Palace
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    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


  • 05 Hill Fort Kesroli

    Hill Fort Kesroli
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    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


  • 06 Sariska Palace

    Sariska Palace
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    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


  • 07 City Palace Alwar

    City Palace Alwar
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    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


  • 08 Vijay Mandir Palce

    Vijay Mandir Palce
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    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


  • 09 Neelkant Mahdev temple

    Neelkant Mahdev temple
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    Located deep inside the Sariska Tiger Reserve, the Neelkant Mahadev Temple in Alwar is one of the best places to visit in Alwar. A rocky and tenuous path leads up to the ancient temple that was built in the 10th century as a shrine for the worship of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

    Time stands still within the temple- the bulky ancient stones cast still shadow over the interiors and the thick forest looms silently over the temple. Only the Shiva shrine is open; both the Brahma and Vishnu shrines have been locked up. An expedition to this temple can be carried out either on foot or by vehicle though the roads for vehicles are very rocky.
     
    Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
    Price: Free
    Location:SariskaTIger Reserve, Alwar, Rajasthan


  • 10 Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri

    Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri
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    Cenotaphs are a hallmark of royal Rajasthani architecture, and Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri is one of the best cenotaphs in Alwar district. Situated outside the main palace of Alwar, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri was built by Vinay Singh in the memory of Alwar’s ruler, Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his queen, Rani Moosi who committed ‘sati’ on her husband’s pyre.

    The tombs of the king and queen are sheltered in the cenotaph. Mythological carvings that adorn the walls of the structure are interesting to behold while the marble-covered floor on the top of the cenotaph stuns the beholder with its austere magnificence. 
     
    Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
    Location: City Palace Rd, Mohalla Ladiya, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001


  • 11 Fateh Jung Gumbad

    Fateh Jung Gumbad
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    This five-storeyed tomb is a lasting legacy from the 18th century when it was commissioned by Shahajahan in the memory of Fateh Jung, a worker in the court of that Mughal ruler. The tomb is a classic structure which features a unique blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

    Intricate carvings, immense domes, high minarets, and the warm colours of rich sandstone suffuse the tomb with the brilliance that was characteristic of the monuments Shahajahan built. Fateh Jung Gumbad is one of the best tourist attractions in Alwar, and should definitely be visited when you are in this heritage city. 

    Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
    Price: Free 
    Location: Bharatpur Road, Near Railway Line, Alwar, Rajasthan 


  • 12 Purjan Vihar

    Purjan Vihar
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    Alwar is a wonderful, historic city, but like all other cities of Rajasthan, it is rather prone to be faced with the scorching sun. What better way to avoid the heat and the sunburns than to visit Alwar’s own private “Shimla”. PurjanVihar, also known as the Company Garden or Shimla, is one of the best places to visit in Alwar.

    The cool winds that rustle through the ancient trees in this garden bring about a feeling of peace and relaxation to those who visit it, and the long avenues are perfect for long and leisurely walks.

    Timings: 4 am to 10 pm
    Price: Free
    Location: Sector 7, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001


  • 13 Pandu Pol

    Pandu Pol
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    Pandu Pol is a scenic tourist spot in the Sariska Tiger Reserve which is very popular with tourists. The spot is also sacred to the Hindu religion because of the mythical connotations regarding the Pandava brothers attached to it.

    A hanuman temple has also been constructed over here. Situated in the middle of dense forest groves, this spot offers tourists a chance to immerse themselves in the natural harmony that flows all around. The beauty of the setting along with the sanctity attached to the spot make it a good tourist spot to visit in Alwar. You can simply visit it when on a tour of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. 

    Timings: All day long
    Price: Free
    Location: Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar District, Rajasthan


  • 14 Neemrana Fort

    Neemrana Fort
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    Constructed in the 15th century, the Neemrana Fort Palace has recently been turned into a luxurious heritage hotel. It features glorious views of the neighbouring wilderness and offers a scenic getaway from the hectic life of the cities. Staying in this palatial retreat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that no one who has experienced it can forget.

    The structure comprises of seven palace wings built over 14 layers tiered into a hill across 6 acres of garden-palace. Hanging gardens, two outdoor pools, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s first zip-line are other unique offerings that make a visit to this destination a memorable way to spend a quiet and indulgent vacation. 

    Price: 5000- 7000 INR/ 75- 120 USD per night approx. 
    Location: 122nd Milestone, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Alwar, Neemrana, Rajasthan 301705


  • 15 Bhartrihari Temple

    Bhartrihari Temple
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    30 kilometres from the city of Alwar, near the Sariska National Park, stands the majestic Bhatrihari Temple. This temple is one of the most important tourist attractions in Alwar, as well as one of its most sacred spots. Named after the ruler of Ujjain, Bhartrihari Baba, this temple offers devotees a chance to experience some quiet time away from the chaotic attractions of the city.

    It is built in classic Rajasthani style, with floral designed columns of shikharas and mandaps decorating its wide galleries. A visit to this temple is said to be a powerful experience and you might even find your deepest wishes granted by saint Bhartrihari. However, regardless of your faith, a visit to this spot should definitely be included in your itinerary, if only for the views and the architectural beauty of the temple.

    Timings: 6 am to 7 pm
    Price: Free
    Location: Alwar - Jaipur Road, Alwar District, Indok, Rajasthan 30100


  • 16 Sariska Wildlife Santuary

    Sariska Wildlife Santuary
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    Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar. Spread over an area of more than 800 square kilometres, this sanctuary offers a safe haven to the majestic Royal Bengal tigers of Alwar. The sanctuary is made up of grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky terrains. A host of birds and animals inhabit the sanctuary including Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Sambar, Chinkara, Four-Horned Antelope, Hanuman Langur, and Rhesus Monkeys.

    The sanctuary also houses the rare Indian Eagle-Owl. But the sanctuary is not just famous for its flora and fauna. A number of historical temples can be found inside the sanctuary, that add further mystery and majesty to the place. Trekking through the wildlife sanctuary is a great experience. 

    Timings:6:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Price: 
    Indians: INR 60, 
    Foreign Nationals: INR 450,
    Vehicles: INR 250
    Location: Subhash Chowk Station road malakhera, Alwar, Rajasthan 301406


  • 17 Garbhaji Water Fall

    Garbhaji Water Fall
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    On the route to Siliserh lake, you will come across one of the most beautiful spots in Alwar. The Garbhaji Water Falls are one of the few waterfalls in the desert state of Rajasthan, and make for one of the prettiest places to visit in Alwar. Surrounded by grooves of trees filled with chattering birds, these waterfalls are a sight to behold in the monsoon season.

    The water comes gushing down the rocks, spraying the trees and shrubs with moisture. Climbing up a steep set of stairs will take you up to the spot from where the water falls, and you will be presented with a grand view of the surrounding hills and valleys from the top. The panoramic views and rich colours that are to be found here are a photographer’s delight. While the rains do intensify all the beauty, they also make navigating the terrain more difficult, so a steady step is crucial. 
     
    Timings: All day long
    Price: Free 
    Location: Garbhaji Falls, Alwar, India


  • 18 Naraini Mata

    Naraini Mata
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    The only temple of SainSamaj in India, Naraini Mata is a place rift with history, culture, traditions, and old-fashioned beauty. This is believed to be the place where Narayani Mata is the place where the incident of first sati (immolation by fire) took place prior to Rani Sati first took place.

    The destination close to the Sarsika Wildlife Sanctuary is scenic, so a trip to the temple offers a blend of peace and relaxation. A small spring near the temple adds further charm to the beauty of the spot.

    Timings: All Day Long   
    Price: Free
    Location: Near Sariska National Park., Alwar, Rajasthan 


  • 19 Jagannath Ji Temple

    Jagannath Ji Temple
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    One of the most popular places to visit in Alwar, the Jagannath Ji Temple is a pilgrimage spot dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Apart from the sacrosanct value the temple holds in religious mythology, the temple is also renowned for its grandiose and awe-inspiring architecture.

    Beautiful statues of Lord Jagannath of Puri, Laxmi, and SitaramJi, the Shaligram maharaja reside in the sanctum, and rare floral motifs adorn its walls and pillars. A visit to this auspicious temple is a wonderful way to commemorate your visit to Alwar. 

    Timings: 7 am - 8:30 pm
    Price: Free 
    Location: Jagnnath Mandir, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001


  • 20 Naldeshwar Shrine

    Naldeshwar Shrine
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    Naldeshwar Shrine is a small cave shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It features a small shiva-linga that has been there for several centuries. In the 18th century, a temple was built in order to protect the shiva-linga, and the place was named as the Naldeshwar Shrine.

    It is one of the most renowned spots in Alwar, and should definitely feature in your list of places to visit in Alwar. Two naturally formed ponds with water running from the hills add grace to the setting. Spending some time in this solitary location brings peace and energy to your being. 

    Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
    Price: Free 
    Location: Pratapgarh-BurjaTiraha Rd, Mayur Vihar, Malviya Nagar, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001