(Last Updated on : 28/06/2014)
The places of interest in Alwar mainly introduce one to the history and culture of the district. Forts, palaces, temples and lakes are the predominant structures here. These ancient buildings add to the beauty of the quaint region.
: This is a massive structure that dates back to 928 AD. It has 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry. The fort also houses 8 huge towers all around it. These towers were constructed for the fort's protection. The main entrance of the fort is Jai Pol.
this entrance is located at a distance of almost10 kilometers from the city centre. Presently, however the fort is in state of ruins. Historically it is still significant because of its turbulent past that depicts the resistance of the Mughals, the Pathans, the Jats, the Marathas before finally being conquered by Raja Pratap Singh in 1775.
City Palace in Alwar
: Created by Raja Bakhtawar Singh in 1793 the city palace houses some rare and ancient manuscripts, such as, an illustrated copy of Mahabharata, Gulistan (the Garden of Roses), Boston (the Garden of Spring) and Waquate-e-Baburi (Autobiography of the Emperor Babur). These manuscripts are in variety of languages like Sanskrit, Persian, Urdu and others. The building is intricately designed and offers a comprehensive insight into the lifestyle of the Rajputs. There are various other heirlooms from the Maharaja's collection, a silver dining table and some miniature models
Within the proximity of the city palace lies a large tank, Sagar and towards its right a chhatri of Raja Bakhtawar Singh is situated. A picturesque garden is also located nearby and this too is one of the popular places of interest in Alwar.
: This was once a fort of the Rajputs. Today it has been converted to a heritage hotel. It is considered one of the oldest heritage hotels in India.