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Alwar City in Rajasthan

Alwar City of Rajasthan

Location: Alwar District, Rajasthan
Founder: Vikrami Samvat
Founded In: 11th Century
First Name: Matsya Kingdom
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Something About Alwar City in Rajasthan

Alwar city view from Bala Hill Fort
Alwar City From Bala Quila Fort {Photo by Ashish kalra, (CC BY-SA 4.0)}

Alwar is a city in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. The city was first founded by Maharaja Alaghraj in the 10th century as Alpur. After that, it came under Vikrami Samvat in 1106, and now it converted into Alwar. The Alwar city was also known as the Matsya Kingdom between 6th to 4th BCE. Alwar is located on Aravalli hill with forts & palaces. The Matsya Kingdom is famous for staying Pandavs for 13 years in the Mahabharata period.

Palaces To Visit in Alwar City

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar

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Sariska is one of the few remaining pockets of forest in the Aravalli mountain range and the area now covers 557.57 km2 as the core area. The reserve has been under Project Tiger since 1979 and before that since 1955, a small wildlife sanctuary.

Bala Quila

Bala Quila was occupied by Nikumbh Rajputs in the 14th Century but, It was re-built by Hasan Khan Mewati in the Late 15th Century.

Vijay Mandir Palace

Vijay Mandir Palace was a royal residence of Maharaja Jai Singh. This fort is located near Vijay Sagar Lake in Alwar and placed 14 km away from the main city of Alwar.

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri

This monument was built by Maharaja Vijay Singh in the 18th century, in memories of his father and the late king of Alwar Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh. Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri is located near Kalakand Market in the city.

Alwar City Palace (Vinay Villas Palace)

City Palace is also known as Vinay Villas Palace of Alwar. Alwar City Palace was built by Maharaja Bakhtayar Singh in the 17th century. City Palace also has a City Museum with so many ancient items.

Jaisamand Lake, Alwar

Jaisamand Lake of Alwar is located between the Aravalli hills. This lake is situated about 10 km away from Alwar City. It also has an old fort on the side of this lake.

Siliserh Lake, Alwar

Siliserh Lake was built by King Vinay Khan in the 18th century. This is the most famous Picnic spot in Alwar city. It is located 18 Km away from the main city of Alwar. It also has a water palace in the lake.

Nandeshwar Shrine

Nandeshwar Shrine is a beautiful place for nature lovers and also for hikers. It is located on the slopes of Aravalli hills with waterfalls, ponds, and lord Shiva’s cave temple.

Fateh Jung Tomb

Fateh Jung Tomb is also known as Fateh Jung Gumbad and it is located near Alwar Railway station. It was built in the 16th century by Shah Jahan’s Minister.

Kalakand Market

Kalakand Market is a sweet market in Alwar city and it is located 3 km away from the Alwar railway station. Here, you’ll get a huge variety of Kallakand sweet recipes.

Kishan Kund

Kishan Kund is placed in the hill fort of Alwar city. This is a part of the old fort with a bad situation. It is located near Bala Quila of Alwar city.

Alwar Biodiversity Forest

The biodiversity forest of Alwar is also known as Pratap Van and it is located outer skirt of Alwar city. This is a beautiful place every season but I suggest must visit in Rainy & Winter season.

How To Reach Alwar City

By Airway

Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Alwar city and the airport is only 160 km away from the Alwar.

By Railway

Alwar Junction is the nearest railway station to reach Alwar city and it is located in the middle of the city. Another option is the Rajgarh Railway station and it is only 38 km away from the Alwar city.

By Roadway

Alwar is located on Rajasthan State Highway 13, 14, 25, and National Highway 248A. Bus & Taxi services are always available from every city in Rajasthan.

Distance B/T Major Cities to Alwar City

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