Alwar Tourist Attractions: Unveiling the Beauty and History of the City

Alwar is an ancient city in Rajasthan that is coming up as a popular tourist destination. Its great location and easy drive makes it one of the most convenient places to go to for a weekend getaway or mini vacation as it is only about 3 and a half hours from Delhi and 3 hours from Jaipur. There are also some amazing tourist attractions here that are must-visit sites to experience. Lets take a closer look at Alwar and all its treasures.

About Alwar

Alwar is an ancient city and new evidence suggests that civilization here is much older than previously thought. Recently, there has been a discovery of Rock Paintings found in the Alwar District that date back at least 6000 years, suggesting that Alwar was home to an ancient civilization that whose remnants can still be found. Today, Alwar is a sleepy town in Rajasthan that is the administrative hub for the Alwar district.

Visitors will experience a distinct tinge of tradition and culture when they come to Alwar. The local dialect, way of life, food and customs of the local people are all very interesting and speak of a culturally advanced and seasoned people who love good food and art. The area has received a lot of attention from history buffs and archaeologists, as the monuments here are both aesthetically pleasing and historically important.

Tourist Attractions in Alwar

 Dadikar Fort:The most popular and best-known landmark in Alwar, the Dadhikar Fort is an ancient 1100 year old monument that has been restored and converted into a heritage property where guests can stay and host events. The hotel has great views and also has a restaurant that you can visit for lunch or dinner. In the evenings, the fort organizes some interesting cultural shows that are worth watching.

Alwar Attractions

Rock Paintings at Hajjipur:A significant archaeological find, the ancient rock paintings in Alwar are receiving international acclaim and are visited by many people who come here from all over the world. The paintings are also open to the public and can be viewed at a village located within a short drive from Alwar City.

Bala Quila Fort:This is another amazing fort in Alwar that stands 1000 feet over the city, providing great views of the area. The fort has 15 large and 50 smaller towers along with some marble columns and intricate stonework. If you like old monuments, you will love Bala Quila Fort.

Alwar City Palace:Located in the city of Alwar, this is an old palace with a beautiful facade. It is also called the Vinay Vilas Mahal and is a prime example of European and Rajashthani architecture melded together effectively and effortlessly to produce an impressive masterpiece. The fort was built in 1793 and has amazing murals and mirror work on the walls and ceilings.

Company Bagh:Located near the heart of the city, the Company Bagh or Company Garden was made in 1868 by Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh. It boasts of some interesting structures along with plenty of greenery and geometric landscaping. If you find yourself in the city of Alwar, you must visit this ancient garden for its peaceful vibes and quaint aesthetics.

Pandupol:This is a famous temple situated deep inside the jungles of Sariska. Legend has it that the spot was the resting place for the Pandavas during their travels and was thus marked by a temple dedicated to lord Hanuman. If you visit Sariska, this is a great place to stop and pay your respects at a locally revered place of worship.

Naldeshwar Shrine:This is an old temple that was built around the 18thcentury but remains popular today. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and lies in a place that is inaccessible by car. It can be reached by a 5 km trek and is surrounded by lush green forests.

Gharbhaji Falls: A beautiful waterfall that is adorned by interesting rock formations and thick forest cover, Gharbhaji Falls is a popular destination for tourists and adventurers as there are many adventure sports that can be played here. The area is also used by the army for training and attracts many couples and young people who come here to picnic or to trek.

Sariska National Park:One of India’s best and most densely inhabited nature reserves, Sariska is famous for its tigers and other big game. Here, you can spend time in pristine jungles and also take a jeep safari deep into the jungle to get a closer look at the many wondrous animals, birds and reptiles that live here.

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Where to stay

If you are travelling to Alwar, the best place to stay in the Alwar is Dadhikar Fort The fort has been completely restored and renovated and has 18 amazing guest rooms that can be availed of by visitors. The rooms are very spacious, well built and come with interesting architecture like multiple levels and extended balconies with stunning views. If you have a penchant for history and understanding life in the olden days, you will love staying at this charming heritage property.