10 Places to Visit in Alwar
Imagine yourself setting off for Alwar trip in this new year! How blissful would be those days when you would roam around the gothic palace, museums, and forts. Alwar is known as the Gateway to Rajasthan! If you are in search of a place of rare serenity, Alwar would be an ideal choice for you. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Alwar. This city, 160 km away from Delhi, was once dominated by the Rajput population and still, you would find the remainders of their grandeur here.
This blog has listed ten beautiful places to visit in Alwar. Let’s have a look:
Sariska National Park is a famous Tiger Reserve. It forms a part of the Aravalli range. In this National park h tiger population faster. This park is home not only of the Bengal Tigers but also of other animals and birds including leopards, antelopes, peacocks, white-throated kingfisher so on. If you want to go to Sariska from Alwar, you need to take a short 36 km journey. The park provides jeep rides and safaris to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of wildlife.
2. Kankwari Fort
The history of Kankwari Fort dates back to the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh in this fort. This historical background is the main attraction of this fort. Raja Jai Singh I, a senior general in Aurangzeb’s army, built this beautiful fort. It is located deep inside the Sariska National Park. The fort is on a hillock. When you will reach the top of the hillock, you will be standing before the fort’s gate which will take you to another gate through a highly fortified passage on the cliff.
3. Pandupol Temple
The Hanuman Temple is 5000 years old! There is a staggering story of Bheema, one of the Pandava siblings, utilizing his mace to make the ‘pol or gate’ when their way was being hindered. From that point, Bheema developed the temple after meeting with Lord Hanuman.
This chronicled site is present in Sariska Tiger Sanctuary. For those with their own vehicles, the woodland office has made a concession; guests are permitted in the recreation center on Tuesdays and Saturdays by paying a little charge of INR 250. It is only one hour distant from Sariska and is set among nearby date palm trees. The temple has a goliath symbol of Lord Hanuman. Therefore the whole history of the sanctuary is signposted on a board behind the sanctuary.
4. Alwar Palace
The Alwar City Palace, known as Vinay Vilas Mahal, is a radiant heritage located in the heart of the Alwar city. Worked toward the finish of seventeenth century, the City Palace is a fine case of the Rajput-Islamic design. A profoundly visited milestone in Alwar, the structuring of the magnificent Palace exceptionally discusses its entrance entryways. In this fort, you will find different doors, these are Laxman Pol, Suraj Pol, Chand Pol, Kishan Pol, and Andheri entryway. Once gone through these doors, one is probably going to go over open ground with Krishna sanctuaries on all sides.
5. Siliserh Lake
Rambling over a zone of 7 kilometers, this beguiling pool of Siliserh is in Rajasthan. It owes its foundation to Maharaja Vinay Khan in the year 1845. In the past worked to supply water to the city of Alwar. This lake houses a striking Lake royal residence which was said to have been made for the Maharaja’s dearest. Found exactly 13 kilometers from the city of Alwar, this lake plays a well-known site for picnics.
6. Alwar Fort
Alwar Fort is also known as Bala Quila. It is located on a hill in the Aravalli range. Apart from its rich historical background, it offers an amazing view of the city of Alwar. Hasan Khan Mewati built this fort which has been home to a number of Mughal Rulers before it was conquered by Pratap Singh. It contains five large and fifty-one small towers along with an armada of forty-six entries for muskets and eight large bastions.
7. Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri
Vinay Singh developed Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri in the memory of Alwar’s ruler, Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his wife, Rani Moosi who submitted ‘sati’ (self-immolation on her husband’s death). This lovely cenotaph nurtures the tomb of the ruler and the queen.
The twofold structure with Aravalli slopes out of sight looks staggering amid dusk. The best floor is cut & made altogether in marble. The insides are delightful legendary depictions and frescoes on its roof. You may even recognize a few peacocks moving around if the climate is wonderful. Impeccable area and dazzling engineering record Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri among the mainstream attractions of Alwar. Be that as it may, the structure calls for upkeep.
8. Alwar Museum
One of the major tourist attractions in Alwar is the Alwar Government Museum. It’s a rich vault of expressions and relics that well mirror the social legacy of this imperial place. This historical heritage was established in the year 1908. For about a century now it has been including to its rich storehouse. The Vinay Vilas Mahal in the City Palace of Alwar is home to this superb exhibition hall which baits guests from various parts of the nation as well as from the world.
9. Vijay Mandir Palace
Vijay Mandir Palace is the royal residence of Maharaja Jai Singh. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the splendid architecture of the place along with its historical importance make it a must visit during Alwar tours. This sprawling place constitutes 105 rooms. It has a lush green garden (6 miles in length) and a quaint lake around. Within the palace complex is a beautiful Sita Ram temple. The picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a fascinating sight. This is one of the unique places to visit in Alwar.
10. Sagar Lake
Sagar Lake is located behind the City Palace. It’s one of the beautiful places to visit in Alwar. Earlier, natives used this lake as a place for holy bathing. Local people believe that the water of this pond possesses some therapeutic benefits. You will find some beautiful shrines and a number of cenotaphs on the bank of the lake.
These are the best places to visit in Alwar. Don’t forget to include these places in your bucket list!