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Alwar is a city in the Rajasthan state of western India. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar (or Ulwar) in British India. The city is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and around 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is surrounded by the Aravali Hills and has a unique recognition because of Sariska Van Abhyaranya, Bala-Quila and Silished, etc.

Get in[edit]

Bus's frequently run from Deeg (Rs 30, 2 1/2 hours)
Bus's/train's frequently run from Delhi (For bus Rs 96, 3 1/2 to 4 hours)
Bus's/train's frequently run from Jaipur (For bus Rs 90, 3 1/2 to 4 hours)

By Air: The nearest airport to Alwar is Delhi Airport, which is 163 kms away.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bala Quila Fort, one of the few forts build in Rajasthan prior to the rise of the Mughals. Permission from the superintendent of police is required prior to visiting (however this is easy to get).
  • City Palace Complex
  • Moti Doongri
  • Azabgarh - Bhangarh Forts
  • Neemrana Fort
  • Bhangarh Fort
  • Ajabgarh Fort
  • Vijay Mandir Palace
  • Garbhaji Water Falls
  • Hill Fort Kesroli
  • Company Garden / Botanical Garden / Purjan Vihar (called as Shimla)
  • Government Museum, at former city palace. Rs 3; Free on Mondays
  • PanduPol, In Sariska Jungle. A place where "Pandvas" stayed at the time of agyatvaas. There is a hanuman temple which has the unique hanuman idol (in the form of relax). It is placed in the middle of the Sariska jungle.  edit
  • BhartariHari. A famous TapoBhumi of Raja BhartriHari  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Silliserh Lake, silliserh lake (14 k.m from the railway station). a decent lake named Siliserh lake along with government hotel (rtdc hotel )also named as Silliserh Hotel with restaurant and boarding facility. Except during rainy season, boating facility is available year-round.  edit
  • Jaisamand Lake. A lake constructed by the King of Alwar  edit
  • Sariska. One of the famous tiger sanctuaries of India  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Buy the famous mojris and lac bangles, a speciality of Rajasthan.

Silver ornaments are considerably cheaper due to abundance of silver ore in Rajasthan.

Milk cake (Kalakand)

Rajasthani Juti

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Prem Pavitra Bhojnalaya - Serves pure veg food from Rs 60-100.

Also try the delicious panipuri at Bhagat Singh ka Chauraha; tastes like no other

Kalakand(milk cake) near Ghanta Ghar (clock tower)

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Aravali, Opposite Railway Station. Bar  edit
  • Tija Coffee house, Nangli/Ashok circle, 0144-2335407. 9.30am-11.00pm. Best place for coffee/lassi  edit

Alwar is very famous for milk cake.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ashoka, tel. 2346780. Single/double from Rs 250/300.
  • Alwar Hotel, tel. 2700012. Single/double from Rs 400/700 with AC Rs800/1000.
  • Hotel Aravali, "directions="", [1]. The hotel has a total of 35 well-furnished rooms, including 5 suites. The rooms and suites are categorized into Maharaja Suite, Queens Corner, Kings Corner, Deluxe Room, Aravali Room, Semi-Deluxe Room, and Standard Room. Also has an outdoor swimming pool.  edit


Get out[edit]

By bus[edit]

Bus's run frequently to Jaipur, Delhi, Bharatpur and Agra .


By train[edit]

The Mandore Express leaves at 11:43pm, arriving at Jodhpur (sleeper/3AC Rs 226/578) at 8am The Jaisalmer Express, leaving at 8:50pm, goes all the way to Jaisalmer (sleeper/3AC Rs 251/705) The Shatabdi (No 2015/6) passes through Alwar at 8:35pm and stops at Jaipur(Rs315). (HW All Express Train no. 10610) runs from Delhi on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from DLI (Old Delhi or Delhi Junction) Railway Station at 00.57 Hours. (Jammu Ajmer Express - Train NO. 12414)