(Last Updated on : 24/02/2014)
Alwar presently is one of the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan
. But in ancient India it was an important political center. Several fights have been fought by warrior clans to bring Alwar
district under their control. Finally it was the Rajputs
who brought political stability to the district. As a historical district it had been a witness to the exile of the Pandavas and numerous wars of succession. A part of the Matsya Desha, it was also the capital of the princely states even under the British rule. Post independence the capital of Rajasthan was shifted to Jaipur
. As the travelers enter Alwar they will find a quaint district nestled at the foot of the Aravalli Hills. Besides the historical importance Alwar District is also a charming sight to behold.
: The district of Alwar is located in the northeastern part of Rajasthan
. Situated at the foothills of the Aravalli ranges the pictorial beauty of Alwar is impressive. It is accessible from both Jaipur and Delhi. From Jaipur it is located at a distance of 150 kilometers. Trains are also available from most of the Rajasthani cities to arrive at Alwar.
History of Alwar
: The history of Alwar is 3500 years old. One may come across its name in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. Much the Kacchwada Rajputs ruled the district. It is said that in 1775 Pratap Singh restored peace in the region. Several beautiful monuments were built to beautify the district of Alwar.
: The best time to visit Alwar would be from November to March. The district of Alwar is well connected by air and road with the rest of Rajasthan. The nearest airport is Jaipur, located at a distance of 143 kilometers. Since summers are quite hot in Alwar light clothes will be comfortable. As far as the winters are concerned light woolen clothes are recommended.
Accommodation in Alwar
: The hotels in Alwar are varied. While some of these are heritage hotels others can be categorized into budget accommodations. The services in these accommodation units are world class. Most of the hotels are located near the city center. Hence the travelers will have no trouble in finding them out.
About Alwar City
: The city houses a number of ancient monuments that includes the City palace. it had been beautified by the Rajput rulers. Today it is picturesque little city located at the heart of the district.
Places of Interest in Alwar
: The Rajputs had built several interesting monuments at Alwar. Though these are not as grand as the ones in Jaipur or Udaipur, they worth the tourist's visit. Bala Qila, City Palace and Neemrana are some of the places that comprise of the sightseeing in Alwar.
Places Around Alwar
: Apart from the local attractions there were several sites that were located outside Alwar as well. Siliserh Lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve and the town of Deeg are the places around Alwar that are often visited by the tourists.