Alwar, a city in Rajasthan whose history dates back to 1000 CE is one of the most important cities. Known for its royal forts and palaces with nice gardens and exquisite temples it has a very rich history associated with it. During the medieval period, the king of Amer ruled the area in the eleventh century and expanded his territory up to the present city, Alwar. With time, different Rajput sub-clans came to rule Alwar and some of them were the Khanzada Rajputs, the Nikumbh Rajputs, the Badgujjar Rajputs, and finally the Naruka Rajputs who finally took the control over this area.
Partap Singh took the Alwar Fort from the Raja of Bharatpur and laid the foundation for modern day Alwar. Then during the colonial period, the Gazetteer of Alwar published the British Raj and Alwar was then subdivided into four regions which were Rath region, Wai region, Narukhand region and Mewat region respectively. Then post-independence Alwar saw massive changes as now it was merged with three neighboring princely states to form the Matsya Union. On May 15, 1949, it united with neighboring states and the territory of Ajmer to form the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan. Alwar was then designated as part of the National Capital Region, resulting in additional development which included rapid-rail to Delhi and water connectivity improvements.
The main tourist attractions here are the Bala Quila Fort, Bhangarh Fort which is one of the most haunted places in all of India, the Palace Museum, Siliserh Lake Palace, and some temples like Neelkant Mahadev temple, Bhartrihari Temple and Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri which is a cenotaph. Pandu Pol, Neemrana Fort, and the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary are among the major places that are visited by tourists. Besides these places Garbhaji Water Fall, Naldeshwar Shrine are also frequently visited by tourists.
SUGGESTED THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR HOLIDAY
Alwar is a very big city has a plethora of places to visit. If you’re short on days then to get the most out of your visit here are some places that you must visit to make your holiday special
- A trip to the haunted Bhangarh Fort must be on the top. The place is one of the most haunted places in all of India and Asia. You might heir a guide who shall travel with you explaining all the facts about the fort and the history behind it.
- A Luxury Experience at the Sariska Palace in Alwar is the next thing that you should look forward to. Rajasthan being a very traditional city offers its guests a very warm welcome and is famous for providing its guests the utmost attention and making them feel like a king.
- Jeep Safari of Sariska National Park is the next thing you must try and this is one of a lifetime experience that you’ll cherish forever. This safari takes you deep inside the sanctuary and just close to animals. Witnessing them hunting is one of the craziest feelings you’ll have.
- Jungle Camping in Sariska is the next best thing you should try. Close to the animals, this is by far the most thrilling experiences ever.