Alwar is the metropolis and administrative headquarters of District Alwar, Rajasthan. People who love adventure should visit this Indian tourist place as it is positioned with high hills of Aravali. The closest big metro city near Aravali is Delhi with 160 km distance only. Next easy connected city is Jaipur, which is just 150 km.
Alwar is the place where the India’s highest temperature of 50.6 °C was recorded on 10th May, 1956 so tourist can judge this as a hottest place of India.
Background of Alwar: The Alwar was established by Pratap Singh, a very well-known rajput ruler of the Kachwaha ancestry. He found the city in 1770, though his son surrenders the British and Alwar was ruled under English rulers. According to history, many rulers ruled Alwar at different periods, so there is a big list of rulers and ample of wars in this place. Tourist will get the countless proofs of the fights fought by different kinds of Marathas, Rajput, British and other casts.
Some of the known rulers of Alwar state were Pratap Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (ruled from 1775 to 1791), Bakhtawar Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (ruled from 1791 to 1815), Bane Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (ruled from 1815 to 1857), Sheodan Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (rulded from 1857 to 1874), Mangal Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (ruled from 1874 to 1892), Jai Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (ruled from 1892 to 1937), Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (ruled from 1937 to 1971). However, the kinds and their kingdom are over now but still the Maharaja of Alwar is present, and the present king is Jitendra Pratap Singh Prabhakar Bahadur.
Alwar is rich with numerous mineral resources such as marble, felspar, granite, dolomite, lime stone, quartz, soap stone and barites. These minerals are transferred to many other states of India and also being exported to countless countries.
Visiting the attractions in Alwar:
Alwar Fort: The Alwar fort which is also known as Bala Quila is best thing to watch in Alwar. Here tourist will see ample of proofs of fights of different rulers at diverse periods. However, tourists have to take special permission from SP of Alwar to enter the fort.
Sariska Tiger Reserve: this is the tiger reserve national park situated in the Alwar district. The straight road of this reserve will reach to the Sariska Palace which is one more spot for a tourist. Dry deciduous forests and rocks with grasses are special things to watch at reserve. Earlier, this region was used for hunting the tiger by the British and Indian rulers.
Siliserh Lake: this Lake is a stunning in looks spread in 7 Kms area. However, tourist has to travel for 165 Km from New Delhi to reach this lake of Alwar region. It was built by King Vinay Singh in 1845, and reason was to provide the water to the city in summer season. The magnificent view of hills from the lake is astonishing so tourists are definitely going to enjoy this spot of Alwar.
Jagannath Temple: this lord Vishnu temple is special with Marathas architectural design. Jagannath temple is constructed in old city of Alwar where a tourist can also watch the local old market of the city. The Rath Yatra in this temple is special moment, and people are reaching the spot from throughout the country to watch this Yatra.
Narayani Mata Temple: this shrine is just 14 kms away from Siliserh Lake so a tourist can enjoy the lake and get blessings from Mata for better future. This place is the holiest pilgrimage site of Alwar, and people are reaching the temple for complete year.
Ajabgarh: next place to visit is Ajabgarh, which is 21 kilo meter away from the Alwar city. Ajabgarh is famous for temples of Shri Ranghnath Dev Ji.
There are loads of more tourist spots in Alwar district like Bharathari, Bhangarh, Naldeshwar, Karni Mata Temple, Pandupole, Taal-Vraksh, Saagar, Jaysamand Lake, Barrod – Fort & Rundha and Old Sikar Gaha.
By Air: The bordering airport to reach Alwar is New Delhi Airport, which are just 163 kms distant from Alwar.
By Road: road is the best way to reach Alwar as the Rajasthan roads are clean and properly maintained. The direct buses from Delhi, Bharatpur, Sariska, Deeg and Jaipur are available all time so tourist can hire the bus for Alwar.
By Rail: The closest big railway network is Delhi. Other stations directly connected to Alwar are Jodhpur and Mumbai so a tourist can get the buses from such spots.