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"The Tiger Gate of Rajasthan"

Alwar Tourism

Alwar is the first major city that comes while travelling from Delhi to Rajasthan and is uniquely located at 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is a hub of tourism with forts like the Bhangarh fort, lakes, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and heritage havelis. Apart from being a popular tourist centre, Alwar also draws pride from its reputation of being featured in a number of Bollywood movies. It is also famous for the Mega Alwar Trade fair held at Dussehra Ground every year and handmade Papier-mâché (literally 'chewed paper'). Alwar is also famous for Alwar ka Mawa, a sweet preparation.

Surrounded by Aravali hills, Alwar is a pretty city of rich culture and heritage. The majestic fort, beautiful City Palace and the colorful markets make Alwar one of the most interesting cities in Rajasthan. Alwar has been one of the oldest of Rajasthani Kingdoms and one of the first Rajput states to align itself with the British empire. The city becomes a great weekend getaway from New Delhi.

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History

  • In 1106 Vikrami Samvat (1049 CE), the King of Amer founded the city of Alpur under his own name, which eventually became Alwar.
  • Different Rajput sub-clans henceforth ruled this place from time to time, examples of which include Khanzada Rajputs, Nikumbh Rajputs, Badgujar Rajputs and finally Naruka Rajputs.
  • A Rajput, Pratap Singh took over the possession of the Alwar fort from Jat Raja of Bharatpur on an agreement and laid the foundation of the modern Alwar, which became a princely state during colonialism.
  • On 18th March 1948, the state merged with 3 neighbouring princely states- Bharatpur, Dholpur and Karauli.
  • On 15th May, Alwar was added to neighbouring princely states and the territory of Ajmer to form modern-day Rajasthan. It was also designated as a part of the National Capital Region, thus initiating rapid development.

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The Matsya Festival of culture is an integral part of Alwar’s pride and heritage. Held in November (subject to changes), the festival lasts for 2 days. Festival is famous for its colourful processions, cultural performances, art exhibitions and more. It also covers and an array of sporting events and activities such as paragliding, hot air balloon rides and more. The magnificent presence of Alwar's forts, palaces, lakes and forests provide an excellent setting for this grand celebration.

Restaurants and Local Food in Alwar

Alwar is the home of Alwar ka mawa (milk cake) and Kalakand. While these sweets are unique to the town, it offers you a wide and rich range of popular Rajasthani preparations and snacks. The town's menu comprises of Puri, Dal Bati Choorma, Rabdi, Lassi, Gatte ki Sabzi and much more.
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How to Reach Alwar

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Delhi Airport is the closest to Alwar (163 km). You can easily take a cab from Delhi. Alwar is well connected to major nearby cities via bus service as well. Train connectivity is good too. The train ride to Alwar is nice as it has picturesque views to offer. Also, it is on the heritage route - the majestic Palace-On-Wheels running through here.

How to reach Alwar by flight

There is no direct flight connectivity to Alwar. The nearest airport is in Jaipur, 165 km away from the same. You can hire a taxi from Jaipur to reach Alwar. Alternatively, you can also take a ride in the bus that runs regularly on this route.

How to reach Alwar by road

Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Alwar. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night, from places like Jaipur, Jodhpur etc. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.

How to reach Alwar by train

Regular rail services connect Alwar to the rest of India. Alwar junction is the principal railway station serving the city of Alwar.

Local transport in Alwar

Public transport can be used to access most tourist spots. Autos and taxis can be easily used for convinient conveyance. Buses also ply within the city.

Most frequently searched routes to Alwar

Route Name Distance Time
Delhi to Alwar 166 km 3 hours 19 mins
Jaipur to Alwar 160 km 2 hours 54 mins
Gurgaon to Alwar 128 km 2 hours 25 mins
Jaisalmer to Alwar 696 km 11 hours 36 mins
Udaipur to Alwar 540 km 8 hours 30 mins
Chandigarh to Alwar 423 km 6 hours 34 mins

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What is the best way to reach Alwar?

Delhi Airport is the closest to Alwar (163 km). You can easily take a cab from Delhi. Alwar is well connected to major nearby cities via bus service as well. Train connectivity is good too. The train ride to Alwar is nice as it has picturesque views to offer. Also, it is on the heritage route - the majestic Palace-On-Wheels running through here.
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What are the places near Alwar?

The top places near to Alwar are Agra which is 143 km from Alwar, Jaipur which is located 109 km from Alwar, Delhi which is located 135 km from Alwar, Neemrana which is located 52 km from Alwar, Deeg which is located 69 km from Alwar

What are the things to do in Alwar?

The top things to do in Alwar are Bhangarh Fort, Bala Quila Fort, Sariska National Park, Siliserh Lake Palace, Kesroli, Moti Dungri. You can see all the places to visit in Alwar here

How much does a package cost for Alwar?

The packages for Alwar start at INR 10600 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the local food in Alwar?

Alwar is the home of Alwar ka mawa (milk cake) and Kalakand. While these sweets are unique to the town, it offers you a wide and rich range of popular Rajasthani preparations and snacks. The town's menu comprises of Puri, Dal Bati Choorma, Rabdi, Lassi, Gatte ki Sabzi and much more.
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What is the best time to visit Alwar?

Summers in Alwar can become really hot with a record temperature of as high as 50 degrees Celsius. October to March is relatively pleasant. On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, people celebrate by having kite flying competitions and the sky looks like a sea with colourful water creatures. This could be a sight worth witnessing.
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Who should visit Alwar?

Alwar is ideal for both wildlife and history loving tourists. Also suitable for backpackers from places like Jaipur, Jodhpur etc.

What is not so good about Alwar?

Extremely hot in summers and extremely cold in winters. The place is a little polluted. Finding non-vegetarian food can be difficult.

What is famous about Alwar?

Alwar is mainly famous for its cuisine, culture, and wildlife. 

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Q. What are the famous local foods in Alwar?

Kovid Kapoor

4 years ago
The most famous local food in Alwar is the milkcake. The original and the most authentic shop is Baba Thakur Das which sells delicious milk cakes.
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Mani Snapis

on City Palace 2 years ago
Awesome Trip Thanks Holidify, You suggest us great places to visit

Mani Snapis

2 years ago
Alwar is very beautiful place, you can go there market and fort

Jitendra Motilal

on Company Bagh 4 years ago
this is one of the best place to visit if you are in nearby Delhi alwar is good city apart from this there are lots of place in Rajasthan for travel "link hidden"
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