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Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)A picturesque garden, laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 A.D. The garden has an enchanting setting called 'Shimla' which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh in 1885 A.D. The lush surrounding and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers. A marvellous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani ki chhatri, is situated here.

Vijay Mandir Palace
Vijay Mandir PalaceSituated 10-km away from the city this palace is a splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in the palace attracts number of devotees, especially during Ramnavami. While the ground floor have been converted into govt. offices and district courts, upper apartment is presently a museum. One needs prior permission form the Secretary to visit the palace.

Moose Maharani ki chhatri
Moose Maharani ki chhatriBuilt in 1815 by Maharaja Vinay Singh in the memory of his father,It is a double storey structure on a platform of sandstone. The 'chhatri' with unusual Bengali roof and arches, is a marvellous monument to see. Also known as Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar, as one of the names of Bakhtawar Singh's wife, who carried sati on his funeral pyre. Woman of the region visit this place to pay homage to the maharani by pouring holy water over raised sculpted footprints of the royal couple. The interior of the cenotaph displays some fine carvings. Shoes should be removed before entering inside the cenotaph.

City Palace Complex
City Palace ComplexBelow the Fort is the large, imposing City Palace Complex, its massive gates and its tank lined by a beautifully symmetrical chain of ghats with four pavilions on each side and two at each end. Today, most of the complex is occupied by the government offices, but there is a museum house in the former City Palace . To gain the access to the tank and the cenotaph of Maharaja bakhtawar singh, take the steps on the far left when facing the palace .

Bala Fort
Bala FortThis huge fort with its ramparts stretching 5-km from north to south and 1.6 kms from east to west, stands 304m above the city and 595m above the sea level. One of the very few forts to be constructed before the rise of the Mughal Empire, the Bala Quila (Fort) also predate the time of the Pratap Singh. Babar had spent a night at this fort and took away the hidden treasures to gift to his son, Humayun. Akbar's son, Jehangir had also stayed here for some time during his exile. The place where he stayed is called Salim Mahal. The fort was finally conquered by Maharana Pratap Singh in 1775 AD

Jain Temple, Tijara
Jain Temple, TijaraAncient Jain temple dedicated to the eighth Tirthankar (great - teacher) Shri Chandra Prabhu Bhagwan can be seen here, it has elaborate carvings and paintings, exquisite pillars and arches. Situated 60 Kms on the Alwar-Delhi road route, it is an important Jain pilgrimage.



Vinay Vilas Mahal
Vinay Vilas MahalThe 18th century palace, harmoniously blending the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture is a must see in the town. This massive fort complex built by Maharaja Vinay Singh has huge gates, tank lined by a beautiful well-formed chain of ghats with pavillions from four side and two at each end. The palace also has one museum in the upper appartments, which is divided into three rooms, seems to be abandoned. But, these rooms have many interesting things to see, which includes - furnitures, clothes, jewelled weapons, besides many fine collections of Mughal and Rajpur paintings and ancient manuscripts.

Moti Doongri
Moti DoongriAlso known as Lansdowne Palace, the Moti Doongri Palace is located on the outskirts of the town on a secluded place. Built in 1882 on a rock, the palace was the main residence of the Maharajas of Alwar and remained so till 1928. The palace was pull down by Maharaja Jai Singh, as he thought of replacing it with a better palace. But his dreams remained unfulfilled, as the ship bringing raw materials from all over Europe sank. Today, the palace remains barren with high walls around.

Government Museum
Government MuseumThe museum has the finest collection of Mughal and Rajput paintings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and some rare ancient manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit. ‘Gulistan' (The garden of roses) by Shekh Muslihudin-Sadi, ‘ Waqiat-I-Babri' (autobiography of the Mughal Emperor Babar) and ‘Bostan' (the garden of spring) are some of the notable ones amongst the collection.


Jaisamand Lake
Jaisamand LakeMerely 6kms from the city, Jaisamand Lake is a beautiful artificial lake built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 AD. A popular picnic spot, this lake is an ideal break from the busy life of the city. When the monsoon arrives, the area booms with extensive greenery all around, making it a visual treat for the nature seekers. The lake is easily accessible by road from Alwar.


Sariska National Sanctuary
Sariska National SanctuaryThe Sariska National Park, about 107kms from Jaipur, is in a wooden valley, surrounded by barren mountains. The area of the Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve is covered by a dry deciduous forest of the ancient Aravalli. This area was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1979.


Hope Circus
Hope CircusThis is another monument that attracts the attention of the visitors to Alwar. Located almost midway between the railway station and the city palace, this is a circular figure having flight of steps leading to the top from all four sides. It was named after Miss Hope, daughter of Lord Linlithgow, the then Viceroy of India, on the occasion of his visit to Alwar in 1939-40 A.D.


Bhangarh
BhangarhBhangarh, founded by the Maharaja Bhagwan Dasji in 1574 A.D., is an ancient town of archaeological importance. It is situated on the river and is surrounded by huge Aravali hills and dense forests. Bhangarh is a pre-historic site. Different types of tools used by early man have been recovered from this place. Though Bhangarh is in ruins today, it used to be a flourishing town during the medieval period. The famous ruler of Bhangarh was Madho Singh Kachhawah , who was the younger brother of Raja Man Singh I of Amer. Remains of the old palace, beautiful temples and bazars (market) are witness to Bhangarh's prosperity.

Alwar, Rajasthan.
Location : Northeastern Rajasthan, India
Significance :Gateway to modern Rajasthan
STD Code :0144
Best Season :September To February
Language : Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur :150 Km
Distance From New Delhi : 170 Km

Climate
The mercury rises very high during summers and drops very low during winters. The typical desert type climate of Alwar, makes the summers very hot, hence best to visit Alwar is during the winters. The summers are hot but not as much as other cities of Rajasthan. Temperature ranges between 28ºC to 41ºC. Winters are cool and pleasant with a temperature range of 8ºC to 23ºC.The best season to visit this place is between October and March .

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