Alwar is a town situated in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. It is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and about 150 km north of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is nested between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range and also called ‘Gateway to Rajasthan’
Alwar was part of the Matsya region in the olden times, and had a capital called Virat Nagar, Where the Pandavas spent an exile of thirteen years. Historically this place was also known as Mewar.
Alwar is famous for beautiful lakes, grand palaces, magnificent temples, glorious cenotaphs, and towering forts. The region is blessed with water bodies and abundant wildlife. It is near the Sariska Tiger Reserve (a Project Tiger Reserve), and is famous for many spices. The town has the oldest working engines in the world. The first engine was built in the year 1855 as a means of transportation.
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 are the famous places to visit.
Best time to visit Alwar:
October to March is the best time to visit Alwar.
How to reach Alwar
Alwar by Air
Sanganer Airport, Jaipur is the nearest airport to Alwar, situated about 162 km from Alwar city.
Alwar by railways
The railway station of Alwar is in the heart of the city. It is well connected to other cities like New Delhi, Jodhpur and Mumbai etc. Mail, Express and Super fast connections are available from Delhi.
Alwar by road
It is well connected with major cities by road and 151 km from Jaipur, 165 km from Delhi,