Places to visit in Alwar Tourist Places in Rajasthan India

Alluring Alwar, in the lap of Aravalli ranges, presents a perfect picture postcard settings and seems to be carved out of jagged, craggy rocky outcrops.  The ancient city is one of the oldest in the State and its numerous prehistoric ad historic sites are an archaeologist’s delight.  It is also a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.  The antiquity of Alwar can be traced back to 1500 BC, when it was a part of Matsya Desh.  The present town was founded in 11th century by Maharaja Alguhraj.  Its strategically important location lured the foreign powers, but, the adventurous and valiant people of Alwar always guarded their freedom zealously.

Bala Quila

This ancient fort perched on a steep cliff is said to be constructed by Nikumbh Rajputs in 928AD.  The huge fort extends about 5km from north to south and 1.6km form east to west.  It provides a breathtaking view of the city below.


City Palace

The 14th century palace set in the heart of the old city is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.  The palace museum housed in one of its apartments exhibits a rich collection of rare manuscripts, paintings, objects made out of jade, ivory, silver etc and a large collection of weapons.

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Government Museum

It has probably the richest treasure of Rajput and Mughal paintings of 18th and 19th centuries and some rare and ancient manuscripts.

Vinay Vilas Palace

This magnificent garden palace was the residence of Magharja Vinay Singh.  Today, the palace houses a college.

Moosi Maharani Chhatri

The impressive centotaph (chhatri) on the banks of Sagar Lake was built in the memory of Bakhtwar Singh’s mistress.  The picturesque ‘Sagar’ lake is a concrete catchment, with a pattern of stairs and tiny kiosks in perfect symmetry along the sides.

Purjan Vihar or Company Garden

The beautiful garden was laid during the reign of maharaja Shiv Dan Sigh in 1868.

Around Alwar

Siliserh Lake & Palace (13km)

This summer retreat of the erstwhile royal family lies on the Jaipur road, amidst sylvan surroundings replete with natures bounty.  The tranquil lake sprawls over an area of about 10.5 sq.  km and is surrounded by thick forest.  Magnificent cenotaphs grace the embankment the lake.  A royal Hunting Lodge/Palace was built by maharaja Vinay Singh for his queen Shila in 1845, which has now been converted into the Hotel lake Palace.  Boating and sailing facilities are available.

Alwar City Map

Alwar Distance Guide

Ajmer 281 Km
Banswara 744 Km
Barmer 708 Km
Bharatpur 96 Km
Bhilwara 397 Km
Bikaner 462 Km
Bundi 345 Km
Chittaurgarh 452 Km
Churu 240 Km
Dungarpur 654 Km
Ganganagar 601 Km
Jaipur 143 Km
Jaisalmer 693 Km
Jhalawar 465 Km
Jhunjhunun 195 Km
Jodhpur 486 Km
Kota 382 Km
Nagaur 390 Km
Pali 446 Km
Sawai Madhopur 310 Km
Sikar 250 Km
Sirohi 557 Km
Tonk 235 Km
Udaipur 552 Km