About Alwar

The city of Alwar, famous for its idyllic landscapes, is the administrative center of the district of the same name, and was in ancient times the capital of the princely state of Alwar or Ulwar during British India.

The city is located about 160 kilometers south of Delhi and about 150 kilometers north of the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Alwar is at an altitude of about 271 meters and has a population of about 170,000 inhabitants.

In Alwar you can enjoy interesting historical monuments. It is surrounded by a wall, a moat and has a fortress, as well as splendid palaces.

The city has a beautiful lake with a very picturesque valley. The Sariska National Shrine is located in the Aravalli Hills, only a few kilometers from Alwar.

This sanctuary, which is a protected reserve for tigers, is home to a large number of species, especially birds and plants.

In Alwar a sweet called Milkcake is made, which although it is famous also in other places, it is exported from here to other places. They are also engaged in the preparation of seed oil, porcelain and cotton.

Alwar is a district and city in the State of Rajasthan , called "The Tiger Gate", it was the capital of the ancient Principality of Alwar and is surrounded by the lush green of the Aravali hills, with its forests, lakes and valleys.

It is one of the oldest cities in the State of Rajasthan and its prehistoric sites and historical monuments delight archeology enthusiasts.

It is also known as Matasya Desh, the city where the Pandavas, powerful heroes of the Mahabharata, spent the last year of their 13 years of exile. In Alwar we will find innumerable palaces and fortresses of great style and beautiful and delicate design; beautiful natural landscapes and a fascinating social and cultural diversity.

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Festivals of Alwar

Alwar is located at the foot of the Aravalli ranges and is famous for the Alwar Festival, which is organized in February. From February 13 to 15 Alwar Festival in Alwar shows the best of popular culture, music, crafts and colorful traditions of the region.

Alwar Festival is a three-day festival organized by the district administration to promote tourism and enhance the heritage of Alwar's rich culture. An impressive procession through the streets of the village marks the inauguration of the festival on February 13th.

The Alwar Collector and chairman of the party committee usually organize a `Shilp Gram '(handicraft village), which underlines theAlwar show of handmade items and promote manual skills. It also reflects the diversity of the neighborhood. Alwar Festival focuses mainly on the tourist.

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Foods of Alwar

There's nothing extraordinary about Alwar's cuisine. Existing hotels and restaurants offer Indian, continental and regional food of the area. Those who love dessert must go to the Alwar Mawa. This sweet dish is made from milk. In the process of making it mild sugars it is added into the milk and boils until it is saturated. Hotels and restaurants offer multiple choices for visitors, including many traditional Rajasthani foods, Mughali along with fast food. Rajsthani food is famous in the world because a lot of various spices are used in its preparation. In addition to restaurants, people will find a lot of "Dhabbas" street. These Dhabbas are very cheap and appreciated by people.

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Getting Alwar

How to reach Alwar

By Air: Delhi is the nearest airport

By Train: Good connection from important locations in and across the state. Some of the most important railway connections are: Shatabdi Express (New Delhi-Alwar-Ajmer) Superfast Express (New Delhi-Alwar-Ajmer); Intercity Express (Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jaipur); Mandore Express (DelhiSarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jodhpur)

By Road: Regular Alwar connections with key destinations in and not far from Rajasthan and Delhi.

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Suggested Time to Visit Alwar

Alwar's climate is quite dry. The summer season is very hot, but a little less than the other cities of Rajasthan. The average temperature in the summer ranges between 41 ° C (maximum) to 28 ° C (minimum), approx. Alwar time experiences a cold winter (Oct to March). The winter temperature falls in the range 23 ° C (maximum) for 8 ° C (minimum), approximately. As for more information on the climatic conditions of the Alwar, the city lives a short monsoon. The average annual rainfall is about 57.7 centimeters, with average humidity being 70%.

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Shopping in Alwar

 Alwar is very famous for its exquisite silver jewelry and crafts of Rajasthan. Among the many rich artisanal products of the city, the main ones are: terracotta statues carpets embroidered in Mojris leather or Jutis, Bangles, Ceramic Products.

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Sariska National Park

The Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in the Alwar district in the state of Rajasthan and is one of the important national parks in Rajasthan. It was the hunting territory of the State of Alwar. The sanctuary was declared a Wildlife Reserve in 1955 and was brought under the scheme of the Tiger Project in 1978. The vegetation of the Sariska tiger reserve is composed of dry deciduous forests, shrubs and herbs. The park covers 866 square kilometers and is located at a distance of 107 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi. The Sariska tiger reserve is a part of the Aravalli range and is rich in minerals such as copper.

The most attractive feature of the Sariska tiger reserve is its population of Bengal royal tigers. It is home to a large number of wild animals including Rhesus monkeys, Hanuman langurs, hares, boars, chousingha or the four-horned antelope, chinkara, nilgai, sambhar, golden jackals, striped hyenas, caracal, jungle cats and leopards. It also has a significant number of species of birds such as the great Indian horned owl, snake crest eagle, golden charged bird, tree pie, sand grouse, bush quail, gray partridge, peafowl, and more. The reserve also boasts of some great historical sites such as the Kankanwadi Fortress, the Pandupol Hills, the Hanuman Temple on the Pandupol Hill, among others.

The Sariska Tiger Sanctuary is also the first tiger reserve in the country where the relocation and rehabilitation of the tiger has been carried out successfully. The decrease in the number of tigers in the Sariska tiger reserve was confirmed in a report by a prominent journalist in 2005. A reporter in his story stated that there were no tigers in the reserve. This led to a series of investigations by the authorities and upon learning that the report was true, efforts were made to relocate tigers. Three tigers were reintroduced into the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The number has now grown to a total of seven with five adults.

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