Best Sightseeing Places in Alwar
Before planning your Alwar vacation, be familiar with what you must visit during the
Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri:
It is an impressive cenotaph (chhatri) designed on the banks of Sagar Lake. The chhatri
is dedicated to Bakhtawar Singh's mistress who performed sati here. This cenotaph
is an amazing piece of architecture combining Indo-Islamic style of architecture with
cenotaph decorated with marbles, floral designs and domed arches.
Bala Quila (The Fort):
It is a magnificent fort situated atop a lofty hill, which is known for its rich cultural past.
The fort was built by Mughal rulers and some ancient Hindu scriptures and the Puranas.
Tomb of Fateh Jung:
It is an impressive five storied tomb with huge dome. The dome reflects a fine blend
of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. The tomb is situated along with lush green
landscapes and the greenery adds charming the beauty of this medieval edifice.
Vinay Vilas Palace:
This is a beautiful garden palace that was once used to be the summer residence
of Maharaja Vinay Singh. It is delicately designed in Mughal and Rajasthani styles.
However, today this 18th century building houses Government offices and a State
Museum. It's Durbar Hall with its lovely frescoes and paintings are intact till today and
visitors come here to witness the citadel of the former kings of Alwar.
Built by Raja Bakhtawar Singh in 1793 A.D, the city palace is a fusion of Rajput and
Mughal architecture. The palace has a central courtyard festooned with marble pavilions
set on lotus bases. Besides all, the palace was famous for a drinking cup cut out of a
single emerald which is housed in its treasury.
Alwar Government Museum:
A specific part of City Palace of Alwar has now been converted into a museum. It
houses a rare collection of Sanskrit and Persian manuscripts, musical instruments,
arms, bidri work, stuffed animals, miniature paintings, exquisite brass and pottery works
(from Jaipur, Bengal, Multan and Ceylon), ivory and lacquered work etc.
Best Time for Holidaying in Alwar
Alwar enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year, however, the best time to visit
Alwar is from the months of September to March. During this time, the weather is
pleasant and ideal to enjoy sightseeing and roaming around in the historical city of
Alwar. So, make your Alwar trip plan accordingly and enjoy its historical beauty.
Must Buy Things from Alwar
The must buy things when you are in Alwar are exclusive silver jewellery and handmade
Rajasthani items. Other than that, the carpets, terracotta statues, jutis, bangles and
pottery work depict the rich culture of Rajasthan. The wafer-thin (kagzi) pottery is very
popular item of the city and was originated in the city itself. Also, don't miss out on the
sweetmeat specialty of Alwar and made of milk, called – Alwar Mawa and take some
back home for your loved ones. The major shopping areas in Alwar are Bajaja Bazar,
Hope Circus, Sarraf Bazar, Kedalganj Bazar and Mala Khera Bazar. So, don't forget to
buy your choice of items from the Alwar tour.
Explore Options to Reach Alwar
Before booking your Alwar holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach
this beautiful city.:
The nearest airport to Alwar is Sanganer airport (Jaipur Airport), which is 150 KM from
the city. Passengers can easily travel to other major cities and states of the country.
Alwar has its own railway station connecting this place to many of the main cities such
as Ajmer, Jaipur, Baroda, Kanpur, Lucknow, Patna, Jodhpur, Delhi, etc.
Alwar is located along the main highway that can be easily travelled by state transport
buses or hiring private vehicles. Choose any of the modes of Alwar travel and explore
this historic city.