Alwar, once a capital of a Rajput state, is the oldest of the Rajasthani kingdoms. This refreshing city attracts tourists with its colourful bazaars, leafy avenues and a remarkable palace. This ancient city surrounded by the Aravalis is home to countless places to visit.
The most prominent places to visit in Alwar is the fort of Bala Qila standing 300m above the city. One can also marvel at City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal standing below the fort. Hidden within this palace is the Alwar Museum exhibiting an eclectic mix of collectibles and artifacts from the maharajas’ era. There is also Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh’s cenotaph, a double-storeyed structure resting on a platform of sandstone located alongside a beautiful tank lined by a row of ghats and temples.
Amongst natural sights, Alwar holds the charming Siliserh and Sagar lakes. It is also the nearest town to Sariska Tiger Reserve, a tangle of semi-Deciduous jungles and canyons sheltering streams and lush greenery. It is home to the majestic tiger, peacocks, monkeys, majestic sambars, nilgai, chital, wild boars and jackals.