Tourism Places In alwar

City Palace, alwar
 City Palace, alwar
Above is the Fort is the large imposing City Palace Complex, its massive gates and its tank lined by a beautifully symmetrical chain of ghats with four pavilions on each side and two at each end. Today, most of the complex is occupied y government offices, but there is a museum housed in the former City Palace . To gain the access to the tank and the cenotaph of Maharaja bakhtawar singh, take the steps on the far left when facing the palace .

Company Garden, alwar
 Company Garden , alwar
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 in 1885 A.D. The lush surrounding and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers. A marvellous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani ki chhatri, is situated here.

The Fort, alwar
 The Fort, alwar
This huge fort , with 5 Km. of its ramparts from north to south and 1.6 Km from east to west , is perched on the ridge top, 340 m above the city and 595 m above the sea-level. Predating the time of Maharana Pratap Singh , it is one of the very few forts in Rajasthan constructed before the rise of Mughals. This fort has many gates namely- Jai Pol , Suraj Pol ,Laxman Pol,Chand Pol, Krishna Pol and Andheri Gate. The Fort has the residues of temples like Jal Mahal , Nikumbh Mahal, Salim Sagar , Suraj Kund etc. Information For The Tourist Unfortunately , As the fort now houses a radio transmitter station , special permission from the superintendent of police is required to see the Fort from inside.

Government Museum
 Government Museum
This government museum is on the top floor of the City Palace complex, up a ramp from the main courtyard. Exhibits include royal vestments in beautiful brocades; stuffed animals, including an enormous bear; Kashmiri lacquer work; and stone sculptures, such as an 11th century sculpture of Vishnu. A separate exhibition hall has a well-preserved collection of paintings. Photography is not permitted.

Jai Samand Lake
 Jai Samand Lake
6-km from the city, Jaisamand Lake makes a beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 AD; a popular spot for outings and picnics. During monsoons, sprawling greenery all around makes it a visual treat. This place is easily accessible by road from alwar. Jai Samand Lake is ideal for water sports. It makes a great angling site.

 Sagar , alwar
Behind the City Palace is an artificial lake built in 1815 A.D. by Maharaja Vinay Singh with few temples along its banks. A marvellous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani ki chhatri, is situated in this are Purjan.

Siliserh Lake
 Siliserh Lake , alwar
Located 13 kms from the city of alwar, the enchanting Siliserh Lake was built in 1845 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his Queen Shila . The lake was built by constructing an earthen dam between two hills to store the water of a small tributary of river Ruparel. The lake is picturesquely set amidst the forested slopes of Aravalli Hills. The lake attracts a lot of migratory birds adding colour and music to the scene. But for the hustle of the whispering woods and chirping birds, the place promises total calm and is ideal for a trek.

Vijay Mandir Palace
 Vijay Mandir Palace , alwar
Situated 10-km away from the city this palace is a splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in the palace attracts number of devotees, especially during Ramnavami. While the ground floor have been converted into govt. offices and district courts, upper apartment is presently a museum. One needs prior permission form the Secretary to visit the palace.

 Sariska , alwar
Sariska National Park is one of the best known protected forests of India, as it is also a famous tiger reserve. The park is an important part of tourism in Rajasthan, being visited by scores of tourists. The tourist attractions in Sariska include the rich wildlife, the historic buildings located inside and nearby the national park, the tourist spots located nearby and the major Fairs and festivals of the region.
Wildlife in Sariska includes a large number of animals, birds and the flora. The vegetation varies with the topography of the park. The chief species are Dhok, Khair, Tendu, Goria, Surwal, and Ber. Thorny bushes and sparsely spread grasslands are also a part of the flora. The animals are the real tourist attractions in Sariska. Tigers, leopards, jungle cat, caracal, hyena, jackal, fox, and wild dogs make up the list of carnivores here. Spotted deer (chital), nilgai, sambar, porcupines, four horned antelope, and the wild boar are some of the herbivores found in the forest. The park has an equally impressive bird population. Grey partridges, sand grouse, quails, wood peckers, king fishers, the great Indian one horned owl, and the crested serpent eagle are among the well known bird species spotted here.
The hides that are strategically placed near major water holes of the forest are also among the tourist attractions in Sariska. These hides are the best way to observe and if possible photograph the wildlife from close quarters.

 Sariska Lake , alwar
Sariska National Park is also famous for some magnificent ruins, and palaces belonging to the medieval ages. These structures are located in and around the park. The most famous among these is the Sariska palace hotel. This erstwhile hunting lodge of the Maharaja of alwar is now a luxury hotel. It�s a curious mix of various architectural elements and a sprawling garden is its charm. The Kankwari fort is yet another famous monument, although it lies in ruins today. Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughuls is said to have kept his elder brother, Prince Dara Shikoh in captivity in this fort. The fort is located on a hill and provides a wonderful panoramic view of the surroundings. The Neelkantha temples are among the oldest temples in alwar, built between the 6th and 13th centuries. They mostly lie in ruins but some of them are still visited by the locals for their rituals. The temples are located about 32 kms from Sariska.
The town of alwar itself is a historic place and is considered to be among the tourist attractions in Sariska. Located about 36 kms from Sariska, alwar has a fascinating museum, apart from the temples, tanks and the hill fort located in the town. Deeg is another tourist spot near alwar, known for its palaces and beautiful gardens.
Among the natural attractions, the Siliserh Lake must be mentioned. This lake is the habitat of a large number of wildlife species, including the crocodile, amphibians, snakes and many water birds. Boating in the lake is a nice way to spend time. A beautiful palace built in the 19th century stands near the lake.
If you are interested in the local customs, then holi, the festival of colors, and dipawali, the festival of light, are the festivals during which you can visit the place. The villages are also great attractions at Sariska, offering a rare glimpse into the life-style of the people of this region, their crafts, daily chores, and their customs.

Distance from Other Famous City
alwar is so close to other tourist places that you will have no problem in chalking out a fun filled weekened for yourself.
If you are arriving from Delhi(160 K.m), halt of alwar, and then move on to Jaipur?(148 K.m) Or You can also take a detour to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary(116K.m). Enroute are the lovely Deeg Palaces (76K.m).
Fetehpur Sikri is just 35 from Bharatpur. Add 17 Kms to that, and you will be in Agra (166 Kms from alwar)

 Bhangarh , alwar
Distance :84km from alwar
47km from Sariska
Bhangarh was once a flourishing town of 10,000 homes. That was in the 17th century when it was built by Raja Madho Singh, the illustrious Man Singh I's brother (Man Singh was one of the nine gems in Akbar's court, remember? See History of Amber for more). But it's all gone now; only splendid ruins remain. According to prevalent tales, the town was cursed by an evil magician and had to be abandoned. The fear still looms large in the minds of the locals, for they tread the soil of Bhangarh cautiously.
Most of Bhangarh is in ruins. Crumbling temples, walls and pavilions standing against the silent wilderness of forested hills scream out about the town's ancient prosperity. The ruins of the arches and colonnades, built on various levels, suggest that it was once quite an elaborate complex. Portions like a pavilion and a minaret on a mound are somewhat intact. The site seems the perfect place to pack a picnic lunch and retire to. The recently restored evocative medieval bazaar is a truly fascinating experience. Nearby is the finely carved Someshwar Temple. The temple tank is still used by villagers to bathe and wash. There's also the Temple of Gopinath which has carved pillars and a corbeled cupola. Another fascinating monument of Bhangarh is the Randiyon ka Mahal (Palace of Prostitutes). Its unusual name probably comes from female courtesans for whom the palace was built. In those days female court attendants were also taken from harems of rulers. Overall, Bhangarh makes an exciting trip.

Bhartrihari Temple
 Bhartrihari Temple , alwar
Bhartrihari Temple in alwar lies about 30 km from the city and is conveniently situated in close proximity to the world famous Sariska National Park. The temple attracts a large number of devotees from all over the country who come with a staunch faith that all wishes made from a pure heart are fulfilled at the Bhartrihari Temple in alwar.
The temple is named after Bhartrihari Baba, the ruler of Ujjain who is believed to have left his kingdom in order to become a saint. As the legend goes, several years later, he returned to his wife and pleaded before her for bhiksha or something to eat. The king's wife gave him a fruit that he ate and turned immortal. It is also said that Bhartrihari Baba, with his saintly powers, prayed to the Lord for several years to bring water to the place that suffered from acute scarcity of water in those days. God finally heeded to his plea and soon a stream of water appeared from a rock. The historic legend also suggests that Bhartrihari Baba buried himself alive and that his temple in alwar today stands above his grave.
Bhartrihari Temple in alwar is particularly famous not only among the locals but also devotees across the country who treat Bhartrihari Baba no less than God and strongly believe in his magical healing powers even today. People from different parts of the country come to the temple to seek the divine blessings of the Baba who is believed to rid them of all problems and even fatal diseases.

Mandir Shri Pandupol Hanuman Ji
 Mandir Shri Pandupol Hanuman Ji , alwar
Mandir Shri Pandupol Hanuman Ji is located in the alwar District of Rajasthan. It was built by Saint Nirbhaya Das Ji before 5000 years. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. There is a mythological water stream near the temple. Mandir Shri Pandupol Hanuman Ji is around 35 km from alwar Railway Station and 110 km from Sanganer Airport.

Neemrana Fort
 Neemrana Fort , alwar
Built since 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India's oldest heritage resorts. Neemrana became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, who was killed in battle by Mohammad Ghori in 1192 AD. This picturesque site was chosen by Raja Rajdeo and Neemrana derived its name from a brave local chieftain Nimola Meo, who when defeated by the Chauhans, pleaded that his name be given to his lost kingdom.
Neemrana became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, who was killed in battle by Mohammad Ghori in 1192 AD. This picturesque site was chosen by Raja Rajdeo. Neemrana derived its name from a brave local chieftain Nimola Meo, who when defeated by the Chauhans, pleaded that his name be given to his lost kingdom.
Neemrana Fort Palace covers an area of 25 acres or 10 hectares. The stepped palaces of this architectural jewel cut into the hillside and cover over 3 acres or 1.2 hectares and rises to 10 levels commanding the most splendid views. From 1986,the ruins of this fort palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed. The rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial furniture, antiques and artistic objects. Most rooms have private balconies or terraces with excellent views of the surrounding.
Neemrana Fort is 122 kms from Delhi and is situated on a majestic plateau in the Aravalli ranges. Constructed in 1464 A.D. by Rao Rajdeo, it is, perhaps the oldest heritage resort in India. the property covers 25 acres of land and the palace span five levels of construction which cut into the hill. Along the southern ramparts, the recently laid hanging garden, add to the rugged beauty of this fort-palace.
Restored painstakingly to its former glory, the fort has some beautiful suites furnished in an electric mixture of traditional Indian and colonial furnitures. Most of these suites and rooms have their own private balconies and terraces, which offer panoramic vistas. The bathrooms too look down on the country below. Some interesting rooms here are Hawa Mahal, Barsat Mahal, Mata Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Surya Mahal. The Panch Mahal restaurant is an elegantly furnished room serving continental cuisine as well as traditional Rajasthani Meals.
Special Feature: The eleven-storey stepwell built in the 18th century, located very close to the palace, is an architectural marvel. It has arched passages running along three sides of the well.

 Nogaza , alwar
An arduous, bumpy drive of 8 Kms. taking off from Tehla Village is very well compensatd by an overwhelming view of ruins of several ten centuries old, fabulously carved temple which stand studded on a small hillock surrounded on all sides by forest covered hills.

Ancient Jain temple
 Ancient Jain temple , alwar
Ancient Jain temple dedicate to the eighth Tirthankar (great teacher) Shri Chandra Prabhu Bhagwan can be seen here. It has elaborate carvings and paintings, exquisite pillars and arches. Situated 60 kms. on the alwar - Delhi road route, it is an important Jain pilgrimage. Loading fooding facility is available.

The palace Museum has a wonderful collection of exhibits of the personal wealth of the Maharajas of alwar section which has some historic swords belonging to the likes of Sultan Muhammed Ghori, emperors Akbar and Aurangzeb.

Neelkanth :
An 8 km drive from Tehla village is very well compensated by an enchanting view of the ruins of several fabulously carved temples which stand studded on a small hillock, surrounded on all sides by wooded hills. It is believed they date back as early as the 6th to 9th centuries. Particularly remarkable is the highly venerated Shiva temple, where people worship even today. It houses the single stone giant statue of the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, Santi Nath, locally known as Nogaza.