Alwar is a city in the Rajasthan state of western India. It is the administrative headquarters of Alwar District, and was formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar or Ulwar in British India. The city is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and around 150 km north of Jaipur (Capital of Rajasthan).
Alwar Quick facts
Alwar Geography and Climate
Alwar is located at [show location on an interactive map] 27°34′N 76°36′E / 27.57°N 76.6°E / 27.57; 76.6. It has an average elevation of 271 metres (889 feet).
Best time to visit Alwar
Compared to other cities in Rajasthan, Alwar is not too hot. Though summers are still hot (April to June), winters are quite pleasant and last from November to February. Best time to visit Alwar is in the winters.
Alwar Town does not have public transport, but cycle rickshaws are cheap and easily available along most roads. The city stretches west from the railway line to the hills crowned by the 10th century Bala Qila. Most of the sightseeing and buildings such as the City Palace and Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri are concentrated on this far side, under the fort’s watchful eye. The Alwar Inter-State Bus Terminus is also nearby. A busy traffic intersection surrounded by markets like Churi Bazaar and Kalakand Market. While cycle rickshaws charge at least Rs 10, the fare varies according to not only the distance but also the gradient of the roads traversed. The usual fare from the bus terminus to the railway station is Rs 15. While there are diesel autos that run both inside and outside the town, they are expensive to hire solo and run like shared cabs. The cycle rickshaw is a more eco-friendly option for short distances.
Alwar Near Getaways
GATEWAY TO RAJASTHAN
About 170 kms south of Delhi, lies Alwar, in the state of Rajasthan. It is about 150kms from Jaipur, the capital city.
How to reach Alwar by Road
Regular services link Alwar with key destinations in and not far off Rajasthan and Delhi.
How to reach Alwar by Rail
Good connection from prominent locations in and around the state. Some of important train connections are : Shatabdi Express (New Delhi-Alwar-Ajmer) Superfast Express (New Delhi-Alwar-Ajmer); intercity Express (Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jaipur); Mandore Express (DelhiSarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jodhpur)
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How to reach Alwar by Air
The nearest airport from Alwar is Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Udaipur. Recently, flights to Dubai has also started from Ajmer by Indian Airlines.
Alwar Festivals and culture
* In February, Alwar festival conducted annually to promote tourism by district administration is a huge draw.
Culture of Alwar
Alwar Religious Places
Temples of Alwar are known for their splendid architecture and religious importance. Bhartrihari Temple is an immensely popular temple of Alwar, India. Centralized location of Bhartrihari Temples makes it easily accessible and popular among tourists.
Rajasthan is a study in many colors. If some parts of the state speak about the timeless desert, others showcase the cultural heritage of the Princely state. Still others tell of the socio cultural life style of Rajasthan. Alwar situated on the fringe end of the Aravali hills is a perfect place if you are interested in Heritage buildings and monuments. These monuments and forts tell you of a way of life that reflects the richly heritage and traditions of the Rajputs.
Alwar Entertainment and Night Life
There are quite a few market areas in Alwar, full of the heat and dust of Rajasthan. Some of them are Hope Circus, Bajaja Bazaar, Sarafa Bazaar, Mala Khera Bazaar and Kedalganj Bazaar. Jewellery and other handicraft items are the best things you could take back home. Hope Circus, which is quite a busy place, gets its name from a monument of the same name. The latter is a circular structure with flights of steps leading to the top from all four sides. It was named after Miss Hope, daughter of Lord Linlithgow, the then Viceroy of India, on the occasion of her visit to Alwar in 1939-40. and while we're still at shopping and bazaars, you should try the wonderful mawa (a kind of sweet made of milk) in Alwar. You simply shouldn't miss that!
Famous To Eat at Alwar
While at Alwar, do not miss the chance to try Alwar Mawa, which is a sweetmeat, prepared with milk.
Alwar Museum and Hill Stations
Gardens and Parks at Alwar
Purjan Vihar (Compay Garden):
Lake at Alwar
The third and the last day of our visit to the city was mainly focused on visiting the excavated town of Bhangarh and the attractions nearby. As the town is around 80 kms from the city of Alwar, we had to go through a strenuous journey with harsh rays of sun falling on us. It took us around three hours to reach Bhangarh as the roads were not maintained properly but still the outcome was worth the effort. It was a beautiful site and has been conserved properly by the authorities. While returning we visited the temple of Bhartrihari and the famous Siliserh Lake. The Siliserh Lake is a beautiful place and an amazing site for its visitors. Located in the outskirts of the city of Alwar
Best Season to visit Alwar is during October to March.
State Bank Of India - ATM - Alwar
Must do at Alwar
The major tourist attractions of Alwar are the Bala Quila and the City Palace Complex or Vinay Vilas Mahal. You can also visit the lake, which is next to the City Palace and is also a favorite among the visitors. If you wish to see the antiques and the relics of the former age then you can head to the Government Museum, which is located in the City Palace Complex. There is also the tomb of Tarang Sultan, which can be visited.