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The city offers an unparalleled vibrancy and natural beauty for the tourists. Known for its attractive forts, rich culture and lovely people, Alwar (Ulwar) makes for an ideal holiday destination.
Perhaps the oldest city in the erstwhile kingdom of Rajasthan, Alwar (Ulwar) was an important part of the Matsya territories in Viratnagar. The city was seized from the Rajputana by the Sultanate of Delhi around 12 BC. The historic city again came into prominence in 18 CE under the powerful rule of Pratap Singh. He was successful in resisting the Marathas and pushed back the armies of the Jats of Bharatpur and rulers of Jaipur, thus solidifying his kingdom.

Situated amidst the Aravali Range, Alwar (Ulwar) represents a colorful blend of different cultures integrated in a single entity. Visitors take pride in the rich heritage (dating back to 1500 BC) of Alwar by visiting the majestic monuments and historical palaces that found base here. Although Alwar is famous for the Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park, it is a relatively less frequented destination in Rajasthan. This means that those who mean business can actually explore the town in peace. There are many lakes, palaces, cenotaphs and towering forts in the city. The Alwar Fort or Bala Qila, is a majestic structure known for its grandeur and architectural brilliance. Jaisamand Lake and Sagar Lake are some popular tourist attractions here. Those interested in history and art must visit the Government Museum which is located inside the City Palace. Also, the hilly terrain has plenty of natural beauty and interesting wild life to make it a preferred destination for a relaxed and exciting vacation. The roadside views when you are a trip to Alwar deserves a special mention here as you will pass through stunning facades and gorgeous valleys which makes the journey even more interesting. Don't forget to make your way into the local market to buy some beautiful artifacts, ranging from printed saris to colorful bangles and even more! Alwar (Ulwar) is also known for its sweets, and a must-eat on your trip to the city should be the palang todh or the milk cake!
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Dec 09 2012
Its an indulgence of choice, not just quality, that makes the markets of Alwar a must shopping destination for tourists and visitors. Hope Circus market, Bazaza bazaar (market), Saraf bazaar, Malakhers bazar, Kedalgang bazar are the mai ... read more
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Oct 27 2014
The distance from Delhi to Bhangarh Fort is around 245 km. The price depends on the mode of transport you choose. If you wish to book a cab, then the charges could be anywhere from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 (depending on the car you book). Usually ou ... read more
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Nov 17 2014
Its great to be an Alwarian, as we say to ourselves because Alwar is really a beautiful & peaceful city of Rajasthan. Very picturesque, great views of Aravalis, a wild life sanctuary makes this city a must visit for every one who visits Rajasthan. Th ...... read more
Sep 02 2014
The sariska tiger reserve is an indian national park located in the alwar district of state rajasthan.This area was a hunting preserve in alwar and it wasdeclared a wildlife reserve in1955.The area of sariska,being a part of aravali range, is rich in ...... read more
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Alwar Tourism - Get information on Alwar tourist places and sightseeing tours. This page presents a visual Alwar travel guide. Our friendly trip advisor from ixigo helps you plan your next tour and gives you great ideas on what to do, where to eat, where to stay and when to go there. We curate the best information from the web to give you precise, meaningful and useful travel guide for leading places to visit in india and from across the world. ixigo has curated the best travel information on Alwar (Ulwar) tourism spanning genres as diverse as tourist places, tourist spots, major sightseeing attractions, the best time to visit, the top places to visit in Alwar, the must-see things to see and do, maps, restaurants, hotels, nearby tourist destinations, local public information and more. To start with check out information on how to reach Alwar :
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