Location of Alwar
Alwar is situated about 150 km from south of Delhi, the capital city of India and about 150 km north of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Alwar is now also an integral part of National Capital Region (NCR).
History of Alwar
The history of Alwar traces back from 1000 AD, with the advent of kingdom of Amer. Later it came under the suzerainty of Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Dynasty. The Princely State of Alwar was founded by Pratap Singh in the second half of the 18th century. After the Independence of India in 1947, this Princely State was merged with Government of India.
Geography of Alwar
The latitudinal and longitudinal limit of Alwar in Alwar District is about 27.57 degree north to 76.6 degree east. The average elevation of Alwar is about 271 meters. Ruparail River is the major lifeline of Alwar.
Demography of Alwar
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Alwar had the average population of about 1,015,310. It is considered the busiest city in Rajasthan. Yadavas, Ahirs, Rajputs, Jats and Meo are the residents in the Alwar.
Culture of Alwar
Alwar is known for its cuisine and festivals. The festivals celebrated in Alwar are Alwar festival, Teej, Chuhar Sidh, Laldas Maila, Bilali Fair, Sahibji ka Maila and Jagannath Fair Alwar is also famous for Kalakand (sweet dish), which is widely known as Milk Cake.
Economy of Alwar
The economy of Alwar is reflected with the industries based in outskirts of Delhi. Alwar is based on agriculture. Alwar also produce crops like Jowar, Millet, Cotton, Wheat and Mustard.
Tourism in Alwar
Tourism in Alwar includes the historical buildings, havelis and monuments of Rajput architectures. Here some of the architectural delights are influenced from Mughal architectures. Some of the popular tourism attractions in Alwar are Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bhangarh Fort, City Palace and Bharthari Temple. Here the Fairy Queen, which is now an operational luxury train belonging from Indian Railways attracts the international level tourists mainly for the leisure tourism. Alwar is also a favourite shooting spot of many Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
Alwar is well connected with all the major cities of Rajasthan through Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (143 km from Alwar) and Jaipur International Airport (150 kilometers from Alwar). By railways, Alwar is connected with all the major cities of India. It is connected by roadway from Delhi and other north Indian states.