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 Alwar (Rajasthan)

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).

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  • 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.[1] 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 Orientation

    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

    The city of Alwar is referred to as the gateway to the historic and colorful state of Rajasthan, which is located in the northwestern part of India. However, it is more than a mere gateway to the rich cultural treasure that lies beyond: Alwar has its own heritage, which goes back to the mythological legends of the Mahabharata. Alwar has had a chequered history and has been a witness to many rules and rulers. It offers the traveler many sites of historical importance. The ride on the special train, the Fairy Queen is an added attraction of Alwar.

  • Alwar Distance(s)

    About 170 kms south of Delhi, lies Alwar, in the state of Rajasthan. It is about 150kms from Jaipur, the capital city. 

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  • 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)

  • 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.

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    Alwar Festivals and culture

  • Alwar Festivals

        * In February, Alwar festival conducted annually to promote tourism by district administration is a huge draw.
        * October - November months are attractive with the famous festival Deepavali showcasing illuminations, celebrations and fairs. 

  • Alwar Culture

    Culture of Alwar
    The festivals celebrated in Alwar are Sawan Teej, Chuhar Sidh, Laldas
    Maila, Bilali Fair, Sahibji ka Maila, Jagannathji Fair and Bhartrihari.
    The festivals of Alwar are marked by merry occasions and traditional
    arts, music and dance.

  • 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.

    Indian Holiday offers complete online information about Bhartrihari Temple. Accessibility of Bhartrihari temple is approximately 30 kms from the city and is positioned quite close to Sariska National Park. Huge number of devotees often frequents this temple.

    According to folk tales, Bhartrihari Baba was the ruler of Ujjain and he left the kingdom to be a saint. So, this temple was named after him. It is also believed that he had some magical powers for healing and curing. People from all over the world come to Bhartrihari temple to find solution for their problems and getting permanent cure from severe diseases. 

  • Alwar Monuments

    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.

    The monument of the city gives you a perfect example of the Indo Islamic architecture. Perched atop the hill is an ancient and derelict fort that is taken to be the landmark of the city.

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    Alwar Entertainment and Night Life

  • Alwar Shopping

    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

    Government Museums:
    The museum has finest collection of Mughal and Rajput painting dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and some rare ancient manuscripts in Persian., Arabic, urdu and Sanskrit gulistan (the garden of rose) Waqiat-I-Babri (autobiography of the Mughal emperor Babar) and Bostan the garden of spring) are some of the notable once amongst the collection.

  • Gardens and Parks at Alwar

    Purjan Vihar (Compay Garden):
    A picturesque garden laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 A,D. The garden has an enchanting setting called Shimla which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers .

    Sariska Wildlife Park
    The picturesque Siliserh Lake lies along the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve and a charming hunting lodge overlooking it, is a marvelous place for visitors to stay.

    The dry Deciduous forests of the ancient Aravalli range, are excellent tiger country and Sariska, was once the royal reserve of the rulers of Alwa''. Declared a sanctuary in 1955, it became a Tiger Reserve in 1979 under Project Tiger

    Herds of sambar, chital, nilgai and sounders of wild boar - the prey population for predators like the tiger and leopard, roam the 765.80 sq km Reserve. other carnivores include the hyena, jungle cat, and caracal. Interestingly enough, the dhole or wild dog has been sighted in the Park only in the last few years.

    The Park has hides carefully located near the water holes. These afford fine opportunities for viewing and photographing wildlife. Splendid ruins scattered in the vicinity of Sariska give it an added interest.

    The Neelkanth temples (6th-13th century AD) are just 32 km. from the Park and the historic Kankwari Fort inside the Reserves is where the Emperor Aurangzeb one imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh. Splendid palace complex built in with a 'French' pavilion and swimming pool, is now a hotel.

    General Information:
    Best Time to Visit: october to June.
    Nearest Town: Alwar (21 km)
    How to Get Here:
    Air: Jaipur (108 km)
    Rail:Alwar (21 km)

  • 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

  • Alwar Seasonals

    Best Season to visit Alwar is during October to March.

        * October to March offering cool breeze and pleasant climate and suitable for sight seeing.
        * July to September months are enjoyable with mild showers and moderate temperatures.
        * April to June can be avoided, as these months are very hot under scorching sun.

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  • Alwar ATM's

    State Bank Of India - ATM - Alwar
    Alwar (Rajasthan), India

    State Bank Of India - ATM - Alwar
    Alwar (Rajasthan), India

    State Bank Of India - ATM - Alwar
    Alwar (Rajasthan), India

  • 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.


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