Alwar

0 Posted by - March 19, 2011 - Holiday

It is between a cluster of small hills of the Aravali range. This city was formerly known as ‘Mewar The people of the state did not accept any external interference’s and daringly resisted against foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries they formed a group and raided Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D. – 1287 A.D.) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule.

The Alwar fort, built on a hill, about 1960 feet above the sea level, stands majestically 1000 feet above the city of Alwar. The fort was built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550 A.D. It passed from the Mughals, to the Marathas, to the Jats, till it was finally captured by the Kachhwaha Rajputs. The fort, from north to south is about 5 kms. long and is about 1.5 kms. wide. There are six entrances to the fort which are, Chand Pol, Suraj Pal (named after Raja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur), Jai Pl, Kishan Pol, Andheri Gae and Laxman Pol. It is said that PratapSingh, the founder of Alwar state used Laxman Pol for entering the fort forth first time.

How to reach:

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

Alwar can be easily reached by road as well. There are well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations like Delhi, Sariska, Bharatpur, Deeg and Jaipur.
By Rail
:
The railway network connects Alwar with Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai and other important tourist cities of India.

Sariska, a sanctuary in the year 1958. The sanctuary came under the Project Tiger in 1979 and became a national park in 1982. It is located at Kankwari fort, near Alwar, on the Delhi – Jaipur Highway. The terrain is predominantly hilly, as it lies in the Aravalli range. The beautiful Siliserh Lake runs along the edge of the reserve.

The bird-life comprises of the pea fowl, gray partridge, quail, sand grouse, tree pie, white breasted kingfisher, golden – backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle and great Indian horned owl.

A throubbing pilgrimage centre which revolves around the legend of King Bharathari who wandered about in exile. In this region in panance for his suspicions against his younger brother Vikramaditya (renowned king of Malwa).

Ancient Jain temple dedicate to the eighth Tirthankar (great teacher) Shri Chandra Prabhu Bhagwan can be seen here. It has elaborate carvings and paintings, exquisite pillars and arches.

City Palace with its spacious apartments. This now houses a museum within it with its collection of royal memorabilia. An exquisite pond called Sagar is situated behind the City Palace.

Sariska Place built in 1892 – 1900 as a hunting camp by the erstwhile ruler of the Alwar is now a luxury hotel. Sariska is open to visitors throughout the year but the best season to observe wildlife is during winter months. i.e. from November to March.

MUGAL GUMBAD, VIRAT NAGAR

The palace Museum has a wonderful collection of exhibits of the personal wealth of the Maharajas of Alwar section which has some historic swords belonging to the likes of Sultan Muhammed Ghori, emperors Akbar and Aurangzeb.

A trip through the sanctuary forest follows the trail of th Pandava brothers to a rock-wall through which the strong Bhim created a passage for their escape from the Kauravas. This forested glen has a narrow stream and deep waterholes. Temples here draw pilgrims round the year, though it is most popular during a September fair.

Behind the city place and just below the fort is a beautiful tank locally known as Sagar.

Weather

In Summer: 37 C (Max) – 24 C (Min)
In winter: 31 C (Max) – 11 C (Min)
Rainy Season : from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Rainfall: 62 cms.
Our suggestion: Best time to come: Sep to March

Facts about Alwar
Location: Northeast of Jaipur.
Distance:Jaipur (143 km), Delhi (164 km)
STD Code: 0144
Population: .23 millions
Area:8.2 sq. km.
Language: Hindi, Rajasthani
Altitude: 268 meters
Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter.

Important Tel Nos.
Tourist Information +91-144-2347348
Police 100
Ambulance 102
General Post Office +91-144-2701731

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