Must-visit Forts in Alwar for a Peek into the Glorious History

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Forts in Alwar

The magnificent palaces and sturdy forts in Alwar are synonymous with the culture of the city. Guarded by strong fortifications and boasting of striking architecture, these amazing forts are loved tourist destinations not just among the Indians but worldwide. Forts like Bhangarh are ultra-popular and have a plethora of mystery stories attached to it which make the spot even more popular among the tourists. These historical forts in Alwar are also a testimony to the rich history and cultural past of the city; they tell the story of the rulers, architecture, traditions and culture of Alwar. Always buzzing with tourist activity and swarming with people, most of these forts also offer guided tours of the entire property. We have compiled a list of the most famous and the best palaces and forts in Alwar. Have a look now!

Here is the list of 8 Must-visit Forts in Alwar for a Peek into the Glorious History

1. Bala quila Fort, Alwar

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Bala Quila Fort stands majestically about 1000 feet above the Alwar city. This fort in Alwar has 15 large and 51 small towers and the entire structure is adorned with marble columns and lattice window balconies.

2. Bhangarh fort, Alwar

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Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh Fort has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi. As soon as you enter through the main gate of this ruined fort in Alwar, also known as Bhoot Bangla, it gives a chill down your spine. Within the fort, there are temples, palaces, and Havelis. 

3. Kesroli, Alwar

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The Hill Fort Kesroli is one of the rare heritage forts in Alwar which has been converted into a hotel. The fort has been in existence since the 14th century. Hill Fort-Kesroli is a great holiday choice for those looking for a relaxing weekend getaway from Delhi.

4. Siliserh Lake Palace, Alwar

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An erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge, Siliserh Lake palace has been converted into a heritage hotel owned by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC).

5. Sariska Palace, Alwar

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Sariska Palace was the poaching lodge of the Maharaja of Alwar. The palace is much admired for its architectural grandeur and natural surroundings.

6. City Palace, Alwar

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City palace also known as Vinay Vilas Mahal, an architectural marvel and a lovely mix of Mughal and Rajasthani design, gives you a glimpse of the royal life style.

7. Vijay Mandir palace, Alwar

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Situated at a distance of 10 kilometres from the centre of the city of Alwar, Vijay Mandir Palace is said to have been built as a result of the whims of the eccentric King, Maharaja Jai Singh who was a patron of art and architecture and had a passion for beautiful palaces.

8. Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Alwar

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Chhatris are commonly used to depict the elements of pride and honour in the Rajput architecture of Rajasthan. The royal cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his Queen Rani Moosi, this striking monument is placed outside the main palace building. It is a beautiful red sandstone and white marble cenotaph of the rulers of Alwar.
 

Which of these forts in Alwar have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

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