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Rajasthan >> Alwar

Alwar


Location
163 km from Delhi
Temperature
38 c summer/10 c winter
Latitude : 27.561800    Longitude : 76.608742

Language : Hindi,Rajasthani,English
Alwar is a city in the Rajasthan state of western India. It is the administrative headquarters of Alwar District, and was formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar or Ulwar in British India. The city is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and around 150 km north of Jaipur (Capital of Rajasthan).

Bala Quila
Bala Quila
The Bala Quila (young fort), dominating the skyline of Alwar. Built atop a hill, the fort is located approximately 595m above the city. It stretches about 5 km from north to south and 1.6 km from east to west. Bala Quila contains 15 large and 51 small towers, comprising of approximately 446 loopholes for the musketry. Other attractions of the fort include Nikumbha Mahal Palace at the top. The palace is adorned with Bengal caned marble columns and latticed balconies. The fort has six gates, namely Jai Pol (gate), Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Krishan Pol and Andheri Gate
Government Museum
Government Museum - Old & Ethnic Museum
part of City Palace of Alwar has now been converted into a museum. The museum houses a rare collection of Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts, arms, musical instruments, bidri work, miniature paintings, stuffed animals, exquisite brass and pottery works (from Jaipur, Multan, Bengal and Ceylon), lacquered and ivory work, etc.
Kesroli Hill Fort
Kesroli Hill Fort
The Hill Fort of Kesroli, Rajasthan dates back to the 14th century. The fort is situated on top of the rare, dark Hornstone Breccia rocks. The 50-65 m high fortifications of the fort offer some amazing views of the fields surrounding it. The seven-turreted Hill-Fort of Kesroli was constructed by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs, considered to be the descendants of Lord Krishna. The fort saw many battles and seizures. First, it was annexed by the Mughals, then Jats and then Rajputs (in the year 1775). The best period of Hill Fort was from 1882 to 1934, under the reign of Ranawat Thakur Bhawani Singh.
Neemrana Fort Palace
Neemrana Fort Palace - Magnificient Fort
Neemrana Fort Palace of Rajasthan is situated in village Neemrana of Alwar district. Maharaja Devi Singh Ji got the Neemrana palace constructed in the year 1464 AD. The descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, defeated by Mohammad Ghauri in the battle of Tarain, found their third capital in Neemrana. Raja Rajdeo selected the venue for the fort palace of Neemrana. The village Neemrana derives its name from Nimola Meo, a brave local chieftain. After he got defeated in a battle against the Chauhans, he implored them to give his name to his lost kingdom.
Sariska National Park
Sariska National Park - Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated approximately 37 km form Alwar, 200 km from Delhi and 107 km from Jaipur, the Sariska National Park of Rajasthan has a landscape similar to that of Ranthambore. Housing the National Animal of India, Tiger, the Sariska Tiger Reserve of India spreads over an area of 800 km, the core area being 500 km. After being declared a sanctuary in 1955, it was later converted into a National Park, in 1979. Although Sariska remains open almost throughout the year, but the best time to visit is from October to April
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