Alwar(Ulwar) is a district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Alwar, environed by the lofty Aravali Hills and housing the famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bala-Quila, among other lovely tourist hotspots, is yet another jewel in the crown of the wonderful Rajasthan. Born on 25th November in the year 1775 A.D, when Rao Pratap Singh wrested control from the powerful Mughals, it is located in North-Eastern Rajasthan.
Famous places in he city are Mansa Devi's Temple, Neemrana Fort, Palace Museum, Sariska Palace, The Bala Fort (Alwar Fort), City Palace (Vinay Vilas Palace), Karni Mata's Temple, Sariska National Park(Sariska Tiger Reserve), Pandu Pole Hanuman Temple etc.
Places of Tourist Interests
Sariska National Park :- Sariska is probably one of the most visited parks in India. Unfortunately though, the main reason for this is not wildlife enthusiasm but only it's excellent proximity to some large towns like Delhi and Jaipur. The park was, as with many other parks, the hunting reserve of the royal family in the area. In this case, it was the Royal family of Alwar Rajasthan . The reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger" as a Sariska tiger reserve in 1979. The park covers quite a large area of 800 square kilometers, 480 square kilometers of which form the core area of the national park.
City Palace :- The most significant monument is City Palace, whose architectural features include a profusion of curved bangaldar roofs and chhatris as well as delicate Mughal floral tracery and jails. The palace, built in 1793, now houses the District Collectorate and Police Headquarters, and is best viewed from the Central courtyard with its lovely marble pavilions. The lavishly decorated Durbar Hall and the Sheesh Mahal, on the first floor, can only be viewed with special permission.
City Palace Museum :- City Palace Museum is spread over three halls on the City Palace's upper storey. Its treasures, which bear witness to the opulent lifestyles of Alwar's maharajas, include rare and exquisite copies of the Persian poet Sa'adi's Gulistan and the Babur Nama or "Memoirs of Babur", superb Mughal and Rajput miniatures and an awesome armory. Particularly intriguing is a macabre coil called nagphas, used for strangling enemies. Another unique exhibit is a silver dining table with dividers through which shoals of metal fish can be seen swimming.
How To Reach
By Air :- Nearest airport is Sanganer Airport, Jaipur.
By Rail :- Alwar Station is well-connected to Delhi and Jaipur by the Ajmer Shatabdi and the Jammu-Delhi and the Delhi-Jaisalmer express trains.
By Road :- Alwar is well-connected to the capital by the Bhiwadi-Alwar toll road.