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Introducing Alwar

Best time to visit : October to March
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The colourful Rajasthan has many tourist places that reflect the regal charm of the past and also the marvellous natural beauty, Alwar is one such city with many things of interest. Geographically, this rocky city is beautifully adorned with lush landscape, placid waterbodies, serene valleys and abundant wild life. It was formerly known as Mewat, now it is considered as a premier seat of art and culture that flourished during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh. Alwar has been one of the princely states of Rajasthan until the power of the Rajputs was taken over the British rule. There are splendid monuments in the city that allures the tourists and further stuns them with the rich cultural heritage. The timeworn avenues of this historic town are sure to weave some unforgettable memory while holidaying in Alwar.

Facts

This heritage city belongs to the district of Alwar in Rajasthan at an altitude of about 268 metres. The main languages spoken here are Rajasthani and Hindi and communities residing are Meos, Rajputs, Ahirs, Baniyas, Gujjars, Mali and Jats. Surrounded by a cluster of hillocks of the Aravalli Range, this place has abundance of historical attractions that form the identity of Alwar as a heritage city in India. Read more of this travel guide to know useful tourist information about Alwar.

Alwar restaurants serve both non vegetarian and vegetarian food. Prem Pavitra Bhojnalaya is a purely vegetarian eatery serving delicious menu at truly cheap rates. Accordingly to our tourist guide, the lip smacking panipuri at Bhagat Singh ka Chauraha is a real treat to the taste buds; other good restaurants in Alwar are Thali House, Narula’s, Dawat, and Inderlok restaurant.

Rajasthan is a shopper’s paradise; especially for women there are umpteen options like the bright coloured mojris, lac bangles, double dyed saris, silver ornaments and other locally designed jewelleries. The local shops sell various showpieces, artifacts, wooden toys, embroidered fabrics, terracotta items and so on. The Kalakand market sells some of the best sweet dishes of Rajasthan.

Nearby Places:
There are many excursion spots from Alwar that should not be missed once sightseeing in Alwar is done:
  • Mathura: With only 1 hour, 50 minutes journey by road one can reach the magnificent city of Mathura (115 km. away) from Alwar. The holy abode of Lord Krishna, this city in Uttar Pradesh has some remarkable religious destinations; the noted one being Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex.  
  • Bharatpur: A paradise for bird lovers, Bharatpur is situated only 113 km. away from Alwar and takes only 2 hours 10 minutes to reach by road. Standing on the edges of Thar Desert, this city of Rajasthan is affluent of birds and wildlife and also panoramic natural beauty.
  • Vrindavan: With a 2 hours journey by road, one can pay a visit to Vrindavan (125 km. away) from Alwar. The city has its name iconic with Lord Krishna and in recent days many ashrams, temples, devout centres and peaceful ambience make it even more special for the tourists.
  • Jaipur: Rich with history associated with its forts, palaces, gardens, museums, and temples, Jaipur is popularly known as Pink city of India. With a drive of 2 hours 40 minutes, one can reach Jaipur (152 km. away) from Alwar and enjoy this vivacious capital city of Rajasthan. 

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