Surrounded by the Aravali Hills, Alwar resides in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This beautiful city is majorly known for its mysterious Bhangarh Fort. Apart from Bhangarh Fort, it has the rich culture, peaceful atmosphere, pollution free environment, majestic forts, colourful markets, beautiful lakes, and a tiger reserve.
Because of the famous Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar is renowned by the name ‘The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan’.
How to reach?
Alwar is well-connected with all the means of transport. But to make your journey memorable try to reach Alwar via rail or road medium; because you will get an opportunity to see breathtaking views in between your ride.
• Planning by Train: Alwar junction is the primary railway station here. Almost all the Indian cities have good connections to Alwar through regular rail service.
• Planning by Road: Travelling by road is always fun. You can stop anytime and mesmerise the marvellous views. Alwar has excellent connectivity by road. There is a regular bus service to Alwar from nearby places like Delhi, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Jodhpur and Udaipur. One can also hire a sharing cab if that is passing through your route.
Places to visit:
Alwar is the home of many impressive forts. But the critical tourist's attraction point here is Bhangarh Fort. It falls under India’s most haunted places list. There are tales of many paranormal activities here, and that is why it is strictly prohibited by the Government of India visiting this fort after sunset and before sunrise.
Apart from Bhangarh Fort, below are the top sights here:
1. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Sariska Lake
3. Bala Quila Fort
4. Alwar Fort
5. Company Garden
6. Vijay Mandir Palace
Where to stay?
Alwar offers all kinds of properties for accommodation. You will quickly get a budget or mid-sized or luxurious hotel. Apart from hotels, Alwar has heritage property options as well.
Best time to visit:
The ideal duration of exploring Alwar is 1-2 days and the best season is winters.
Alwar summers are relatively hot and dry. The temperature ranges between 40 to 50 degrees Celsius. It will be difficult for travellers to go out of their hotel rooms and explore this beautiful place.
The favourite time for planning your trip to Alwar is from October until April.
Alwar celebrates the Matsya festival in November for two days. It is dedicated to praising vibrant customs and traditional values of the region. The festival shows cultural performances, local games and artistic exhibitions. It also includes Alwar Darshan which is local sightseeing.
Food to eat:
Alwar is famous for its milk cake (Alwar ka mawa), and it offers a wide range of Rajasthani food. Eating out in Alwar will be a lip-smacking experience. Some of the top cuisines are:
• Gatte ki Sabzi
• Chicken Masala
• Dal Baati Choorma
• Mirchi Vada
• Moti Chur Laddoo
• Doodh Laddoo
• Kaju Barfi
• Sohan Halwa
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