Located right in the lap of nature, tucked away snugly in the folds of the Aravalli range, Alwar in Rajasthan is a place that boasts of beauty that is both natural and man-made. The forts and palaces that adorn the verdant slopes of the place are relics of a time of brave men and proud women who fought with their honour and celebrated with passion. The trees that cover the mountains that cradle this popular tourist spot are home to hundreds of species of birds like the grey partridge, while majestic beasts like the Royal Bengal Tiger roam the grounds.
Alwar is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. The exquisite architecture and the splendour of the glorious history that is associated with the city adds to its cultural significance as one of the most important Rajput settlings in the country. Alwar boasts of some of the finest artists, as the ambience of the city favours the flourishing of dreamers and the quiet of hills favours the creation of art. Culturally, Alwar is way advanced than a lot of other cities of the country, but that has not detracted in any way from its close interaction with the local traditions.
Being one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan, and one of the most popular tourist attractions, there is no dearth of places to visit in Alwar. If you are planning of going on a tour of this beautiful and timeless city, be sure to include BalaQila, Alwar City Palace and also Moosi Maharani Chhatri in your travel itinerary. Fateh Jung Gumbad, PurjanVihar, Bhangarh, Garbhaji Waterfalls, Pandu Pol and Hill Fort Kesroli are also places that you must visit when vacationing in Alwar. These places are not only beautiful but also offer insight about the history of Alwar.
Alwar hosts many fairs and festivals throughout the year, so it is always wise to plan a trip around the time of one of these if you want to make the most out of your visit to the city of Alwar. You can shop for handmade crafts at these fairs, which are a hundred percent authentic and are made painstakingly by the locals. You can also engage in a lot of other activities, like wildlife safari at the Sariska Tiger Reserve, boating on the beautiful Sillserh Lake, and go trekking through the lush green slopes amidst which Alwar is nestled.