It is surrounded by Aravalli hills, the former state of Mewat, Alwar is crowned
by a magnificent fortress, which is witnessed by many wars and battles in the
turbulent history of Alwar. Rajput was for a long time, its proximity to the
Mughal capital of Delhi, the city does not rest in peace until it went into the
hands of Muslims, 12 and 13 For centuries, the Sultanate Bulban managed to crush
the revolutionary groups with an iron fist . Alwar found its place in the
Mahabharata, in which it is mentioned in the kingdom of Matsya, which was once
the hideout during the Pandavas in exile for thirteen years. In 1771 AD Maharaja
Pratap Singh, the hero within Kuchhwaha Rajput (warrior class) clan rulers of
Jaipur, won again, and laid the groundwork for his own duchy. In addition, a
Rajput soldier tiger-like, Alwar is also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, for its
rich natural forests, lakes and valleys.
Northeastern Rajasthan, India
Gateway to modern Rajasthan
September To February
Hindi, English, Rajasthani
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Alwar has temperate climate and scanty rainfall. The summers are hot but not as
much as other cities of Rajasthan. Temperature ranges between 28ºC to 41ºC.
Winters are cool and pleasant with a temperature range of 8ºC to 23ºC.
HOW TO REACH
By Air: The nearest airport to Alwar is situated in Jaipur.
By Train: You can find a train to Alwar from all the major cities of
India. From Delhi, you can catch Shatabdi Express, Intercity Express and Mandore
Express. Fairy Queen Express, the train that makes your trip a fairy tale
experience, includes Alwar on its itinerary list.
By Road: Alwar is well connected by the network of roads to Delhi and all
the major cities of Rajasthan.
WHERE TO EAT
Alwar is famous restaurants serving pure vegetarian food (which excludes the
onion and garlic) and vegetables. Palang Torh Alwar or milk cake is a delicious
dessert that you do not want to miss. While restaurants can not have just the
type of customer, but what about the food delicious and aluminum parathas (a
kind of bread stuffed with potatoes), oil free gaajar ka halwa (carrot dessert),
mirchi ka Achaari ( chile in vinegar) and kheer (a mixture of milk and rice)
account for their hospitality country.
In Alwar, silver jewelry and handicrafts of Rajasthan are at their best. Whoever
loves pretzels simply can not keep his hands to the specialty Alwar -Palang Torh
(milk cake) One taste of this dish is justified in saying that goes around in
this region than all those who taste it once, can not refrain yourself from such
a farce when he lies down on the bed, hitting the bed in half! An exaggeration,
yes, but what a sweet way to express the delight of the box! main shopping spots
is the market in hopes Circus Bazaar Bajaja , Sarraf Bazar, Mala Khera Bazar and
WHAT TO WEAR
In summers, light tropical clothes are advisable while you will need light
woolen clothes in winter.
Forts & Palaces
The fort stands majestically 595 feet above sea level and was built long before
the advent of Mughal rule. It is said that the fort was never seiged but passed
through treaties and negotiations. Legends of the fort includes a saying that
Babar had spent a night in the fort and because of his greed, he plundered the
treasures of the fort to give his son, Humayun. Salim Mahal premises of the fort
had been the house of Akbar's son Jahangir, during his exile.
Vinay Vilas Mahal
The palace belongs to the 18th century and is a perfect example of the fusion of
Rajput pleasant and Mughal architectural styles. Now, on the ground floor of the
castle houses government offices and district courts, while the upper part of
the castle is well preserved as a museum.
The museum has some great Mughal and Rajput paintings of 18 and 19 For
centuries, the ancient and rare manuscripts, Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit.
These include: - Gulistan (translated as The Garden of Roses), Waqiat-I-Babri
(autobiography of Babar) and Bostan (the garden published in Spring ") has also
shown a copy of the great epic Mahabharata; Alwar and painted by the school
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)
The place of idyllic summer picnic Purjan Vihar is a picturesque garden was
planned and implemented under the rule of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868. The
garden sports a captivating setting called Shimla which was built by Maharaja
Mangal Singh, and is so named for his cool shades that gives everything an
adjournment during the summer months.