Alwar Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : October to March
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"The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan" Alwar Tourism Alwar is the first major city that comes while travelling from Delhi to Rajasthan and is uniquely located at 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is a hub of tourism with a wide range of forts like Bhangarh fort, lakes, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and heritage havelis. Apart from being a popular tourist centre, Alwar also draws pride from its reputation of being featured in a number of Bollywood movies. It is also famous for the Mega Alwar Trade fair held at Dussehra Ground every year and handmade Papier-mâché (literally 'chewed paper'). Alwar has a unique recognition because of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bala-Quila, Bhangarh Fort, Pandu Pol and other temples and its importance of the food map because of the heavenly Kalakand. Surrounded by Aravali hills, Alwar is a pretty city of rich culture and heritage. Not very famous among tourists, Alwar has retained its charm from the past. The majestic fort, beautiful City Palace and the colorful markets make Alwar one of the most interesting cities inRajasthan. Alwar has been one of the oldest of Rajasthani Kingdoms and one of the first Rajput states to align itself with the British empire. Alwar is most famous for two things - its milkcake ('Alwar ka mawa') and its fort. The city comes under the NCR region and forms for a great weekend getaway fromNew Delhi- as Alwar is a small beautiful and peaceful place with no pollution. Among other reasons to Alwar is to visit the Sariska Tiger Reserve and the mysterious Bhangarh Fort. Download Alwar PDF Guide > What's Great? Alwar is mainly famous for its cuisine, culture, and wildlife.  What's not so Great? Extremely hot in summers and extremely cold in winters. The place is a little polluted. Finding non-vegetarian food can be difficult. For Whom Alwar is ideal for both wildlife and history loving tourists. Also suitable for backpackers from places like Jaipur, Jodhpur etc.

Matsya Festival The Matsya Festival of culture is an integral part of Alwar?s pride and heritage. Held in November (subject to changes), the festival is a 2-day long festival is a celebration of Rajasthan?s traditional values, cultures and prosperity. The Matsya Festival is famous for its colourful processions, cultural performances, art exhibitions and more. It also covers and an array of sporting events and activities such as paragliding, hot air balloon rides and more. The magnificent presence of Alwar's forts, palaces, lakes and forests provide an excellent setting for this grand celebration. History In 1106 Vikrami Samvat (1049 CE), the King of Amer founded the city of Alpur under his own name, which eventually became Alwar. Different Rajput sub-clans henceforth ruled this place from time to time, examples of which include Khanzada Rajputs, Nikumbh Rajputs, Badgujar Rajputs and finally Naruka Rajputs. A Rajput, Pratap Singh took over the possession of the Alwar fort from Jat Raja of Bharatpur on an agreement and laid the foundation of the modern Alwar, which became a princely state during colonialism. On 18th March 1948, the state merged with 3 neighbouring princely states- Bharatpur, Dholpur and Karauli. On 15th May, Alwar was added to neighbouring princely states and the territory of Ajmer to form modern-day Rajasthan. It was also designated as a part of the National Capital Region, thus initiating rapid development. A unique blend of royalty and wildlife Founded by rulers from the majestic province of Amer, Alwar is a glorious witness to the majestic rule of the Rajputs, followed by Marathas & Jats respectively. Interestingly, Alwar is also famous for being the birthplace of one of the last few Hindu Emperors of India, Hemu, apart from being the inventors of the famous sweet dish, Kalakand. Not only this, Alwar is also equally famous for the nearby Sariska wildlife sanctuary, which houses some of the rarest breeds of the endangered tigers.

Itinerary Day 1-Start early at about 6 am. Reach Neemrana Fort Palace-the magnificent palace turned hotel built which is a perfect blend of classical and modern architecture, with sprawling wings and terraces. Proceed to Bala Quila, also known as Alwar fort, situated at 300 m above the city. This classic architecture is combined with a lot of historical significance which makes it a tourist favourite. Visit City Palace - the perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, another major tourist attraction. The highlight of this palace are the four entry gates- Laxman Pol, Suraj Pol, Chandigarh Pol, Kishan Pol and Andheri Gate. Beyond these gates lies an open gate with Krishna temples on all sides. Visit Kesroli Hill Fort- sitting atop rare and dark Breccia rocks, the fort is responsible for breathtaking views from its ramparts which rise to 55-60 m. Overnight stay at Alwar. Day 2-Start early at about 5am. Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve for safari. Sariska is one of the more popular wildlife destination in Rajasthan and is among the 28 tiger reserves in the country. Embark on a safari. Proceed to Bhangarh Fort, ranked among the most haunted places in India. In the end, visit Siliserh Lake and Palace, famous for its picturesque view and being home to a large number of migratory birds.

Oct-Maris the best time to visit Alwar Summers in Alwar can become really hot with a record temperature of as high as 50 degrees Celsius. October to March is relatively pleasant. On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, people celebrate by having kite flying competitions and the sky looks like a sea with colourful water creatures. This could be a sight worth witnessing. Weather in Alwar Loading... Alwar in Summer (March - June) This is the least advisable time for a visit to this destination, with the temperatures going as high as 43 degrees Celcius. The days are unbearably hot and humid if you're visiting in the months of May & June.    Alwar in Monsoon (July - September) Although the monsoon season receives moderate to heavy rainfall, this is not exactly the most advisable season for a visit, owing to torrential downpours. Alwar in Winter (October - February) Beginning from October, the winter season is the most advisable time for a visit to Alwar. The months from October - February is a nice time for a visit when the climate is pleasant and the ambience lovely. This is also the peak season for travellers.    Monthly Weather in Alwar Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 7 23 February 12 26 March 17 31 April 24 39 May 27 40 June 28 38 July 28 34 August 27 34 September 26 35 October 21 35 November 14 28 December 10 24

Events in Alwar Alwar Festival 13th - 15th February Located in the foothill of the Aravalis, Alwar is a popular tourist attraction. The colourful Alwar festival along with promoting the cultural diversity of the district, lets you participate in various activities like Sketching, Folk Music etc. Promotion of indigenous handicrafts is done through the Shilp Gram village.

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