Being a capital of a Rajput state in the past, Alwar was the oldest city of the Rajasthani kingdoms. There are countless tourist places in Alwar to visit. This refreshing city attracts tourists with its colourful bazaars, leafy avenues and a remarkable palace.
The most prominent structure here 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. Stroll inside this palace to find the Alwar Museum that exhibits 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.