Alwar is one of those rare destinations that are idle weekend gateways throughout the year. Though in peak summers it becomes considerable hot. It is a city in the Rajasthan state of India and is easily reachable from Delhi. Average time required to have a good trip is two days. Although, there are not many monuments or tourist attractions yet the absence of hustle-bustle of cities makes it distinctively attractive.
Distance and Time
Distance from New Delhi is approximately 200 km. Approx four hours drive is all you need to reach Alwar.
How to reach
The ideal way to reach Alwar is by road and by own conveyance as all the major tourist spots are at a lesser distance from each other. Also, local transport is not that easily available.
Places to visit:
Main places to visit are:
- Bala Quilla:
Bala Quilla is the highest point in the city. The government uses it for surveillance purpose. A Hawkeye view of Alwar can easily be enjoyed from this point.
- City View Point.
From Bala Quila, you need to go through narrow pathways to reach the city viewpoint. It is hardly 1 min away, but there is no defined path to go there, so you need to make your own way through shrubs and rocks. Once you reach the point, it will be worth the efforts.
- Siliserh Lake:
Siliserh Lake is known for its magnificent sunset scene. Nowadays it is also popular for prewedding shoots. Visitors can enjoy boating in the lake or can have some snacks at the restaurant at the shore.
Alwar Museum has good collection of historical war mementoes. Sword, security shields, dresses, weapons, painting are major things to see. Make sure to reach there before 4 pm as it gets closed by 5 pm.
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- Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri
Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri is a tomb built on pillared sandstone. The Chhatri is located in a surrounding full of greenery and variety of flowers in the garden which is located on the banks of Lake Sagar.