(Last Updated on : 10/07/2014)
At the foothills of the Aravalli hills lies the Alwar City. A historical city of forts and palaces it is often visited by the travelers. It is located in northeastern Rajasthan. The city has many interesting palaces and forts. Similar to many Rajasthani cities Alwar city too narrates the tale of valor, strife and sacrifice of the Rajput rulers. The city basks in its historical glory till date. The quaint city also displays an impressive blend of several cultures. The best time to visit this city would be from September to March. Accommodation units are also easily available here.
Wondering what attracts numerous travelers to Alwar city? Well, the best part about the Alwar city is its proximity to the Sariska National Park. It is often referred to as the gateway to the park. The national park, in its turn, is well known for tigers. This is one place where tigers unflinchingly wander in front of humans. Hence this park offers a lifetime opportunity to watch tigers closely and without barriers. Another imposing building in this city is the Alwar Fort. It is believed that the fort was built during the reign of the Mughals. The walls of this stretches at a length of 5 kilometers.
The tourists will also enamor by the City Palace in Alwar. From beautiful gardens to artificial lakes to museums-the palace is apt to learn more about both the city and the city. Built in the 18th century it stands as a symbol of Mughal architecture. While the upper storey of the palace has been converted to museum the ground floor houses government offices. Other collections at this museum include paintings and artifacts.
Each and every region of Rajasthan is famous for its local items. These prove to be good buys for the travelers. Alwar was always a popular for its paintings. The Alwar School of painters had contributed superb paintings. Hence the tourists can check out the handicrafts comprising of paintings and jewelleries. The visitors can also put their taste buds to test by trying out the local sweets, 'Kalakand