Alwar is a city Situated in Rajasthan, Alwar’s history dates back to 1500 BC. Located around 160 km south of Delhi and about 150 km north of Jaipur, Alwar City Palace, from 1793, blends architectural styles and has marble pavilions on lotus-shaped bases in its courtyard, plus a museum with rare manuscripts. It’s next to the marble and sandstone Moosi Maharani Chhatri shrine. A steep path leads to the Bala Qila fort, with marble pillars and latticed balconies. Sariska Tiger Reserve lies southwest of Alwar.


Bala Quila also known Alwar fort is situated on a hill in the Aravalli Range, above the town built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 16th century. Within the fort are 15 large and 51 small towers perched on the ridgetop, 340 metres (1,120 ft) above the city. The fort included 446 openings for musketry, along with 8 huge bastions encompassing it. The ruins must have been magnificent in their time but now most roofs are gone plus many of the floors and there are trees growing in the main rooms.


Vijay Mandir Palace is a treat to the eye. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh. The various features of the palace reflect the grandeur of the royal era of Rajasthan. The beauty of the palace itself offers a mesmerizing sight. What adds to the beauty even more is the serene lake in the foreground and the magnificent garden surrounding the palace. The construction of the palace has a history behind it.

The City Palace or Vinay Vilas was built in 1793 A.D. by Raja Bakhtawar Singh. It represents a intermingling of Rajput and Mughal stvles. It has graceful marble pavilions set on lotus flower bases in the central courtyard. Once this palace was part of the Maharajas ornate lifestyle and housed, among other things, a drinking cup cut out of a single emerald in its treasury and a mammoth, double storied four-elephant carriage in its stables. Today however the palaces has been converted into the district’s collectorate, and its hall and chambers have been turned into government offices and Museum also.

The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park and wildlife refuge located in the Alwar district. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, rocks, grasses and hilly cliffs. This area was a hunting preserve of the Alwar state and it was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955. In 1978, apart from bengal tiger sariska includes many wildlife species like leopards, jungle cats, golden jackal , chital etc., it was given the status of a tiger reserve making it a part of India’sProject Tiger. The present area of the park is 866 km.

Kankwadi fort and village, located in the Sariska Tiger Reserve founded by Jai Singh I as a famine work. In the 17th century, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb briefly imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh in the struggle for the succession of the Mughal throne. The village was evicted in 2009, but renovation works in the fort are going on to promote tourism. As of August 2016, only three families reside in the village below the fort, but their migration is in progress by the government. The fort remains open from October to July end throughout the year and anyone can visit it after renting a Safari Jeep from the Forest Office.

Bhangarh Fort is a 17th century fort, infamous all over India for being the “Most haunted place in India“. Because of the numerous ghostly experiences and happenings in the fort premises, villages have sprung up far away from the fort, due to the fear of what lies within. Even the Archaeological Survey of India or the ASI has forbidden the locals and tourists from entering the fort at night. This completely ruined, haunted fort of Bhangarh does have a very eerie, negative aura to it. Several legends have attested to the paranormal happenings inside the fort.