between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range.
Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive
ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the
Some of the finest varieties of birds and animals are
spotted here. Alwar has one of the finest wildlife
sanctuaries in Rajasthan - Sariska, which is an excellent
Attractions of Alwar
This fort was constructed before
the rise of the Mughal Empire. Babar had spent a night at
this fort and took away the hidden treasures to gift to his
son, Humayun. The fort has
several gates - Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol,
Kishan Pol of Jal Mahal, Nikumbh Mahal, Salim Sagar, Suraj
Kund and many temples.
The old historic town situated 48 kms north east of Alwar,
has an imposing fort worth seeing.
Vinay Vilas Mahal
An 18th century palace, harmoniously blending the Rajput and
Mughal styles of architecture. While the ground floors have
been converted into government offices and district courts,
the upper apartment is presently a museum
Excursions from Alwar
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis
dominate the landscape of Sariska. It comprises of dry and
deciduous forests. Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary
there are the ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor.
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50-km south of Udaipur, the
picturesque 'City of Lakes', succulent valleys and hills. It
is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest
artificial Lake in Asia. more..
Vijai Mandir Palace
Situated 10-km away from the city this palace is a splendid
palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A
picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a
fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in the palace
attracts number of devotees, especially during Ramnavami.
One needs prior ermission form the Secretary to visit the
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