Alwar is popularly known as the Tiger Gate of Rajasthan and a very popular travel destination of India. Alwar is one of the important city of Rajasthan that depicts its cultural heritage. Formerly known as Mewar, Alwar was a predominantly a Rajput Kingdom of India that came under Muslim domination during 13th -18th century. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput , in 1771 A.D. belonging to the clan of Jaipur's rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own. Travel to Alwar to explore the heritages and historical monuments built by the past rulers.
Alwar is one place that is easily accessible, as it is 150 km from Jaipur
and 170 km from Delhi.
The nearest airport is Jaipur i.e, 143 km
Alwar is connected by rail with all the major cities of
connect Alwar with all the major cities of India. Some road distances are
Agra (150 km), Deeg (61 km), Bharatpur (94 km), Jaipur (143 km), Udaipur
(566 km), Delhi (164 km)
Alwar Travel Informations
10.82 sq. km
Oct. to Mar.
Hindi, Rajasthani and English
Sariska Palace, Vijai Mandir Palace, Sariska National
Major attraction: Bala Qila, Palace Complex, Purjan Vihar
Alwar Travel Attractions
This one of the ancient court that was constructed before the rise of Mughals and is a popular travel attraction of Alwar India. The unique fort stands 300 ft above the city and these days it is used as radio transmitter station. A special permission from S.P. is needed to explore the fort.
Once a Palace has now been converted into a museum and is an important Alwar travel attraction. Palace Complex Museum showcases collection of royal dresses in beautiful embroidery tuffed animals, Kashmiri coat work and stone sculpture including 11th century sculpture of Vishnu. The collection also has a traditional instruments including a sitar in the shape of peacock. It also has a separate room that is used a exhibition hall and showcase collection of paintings that include live dramatization of the story about Krishna and Radha.
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)
Purjan Vihar or Company Garden is a major travel attraction of Alwar. It was laid in 1868 A.d. in the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dhan Singh, it is a picturesque garden that has an enchanting setting called Shimla. This exotic setting was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh in 1885 A.D. A unique Chatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches also known as the Moosi Maharani Ki Chattri draws tourist.