Things to do in Alwar

The Best Things To Do in Alwar

Alwar is a district in the Indian State of Rajasthan. Formerly known as the princely state of Alwar, today it is a dusty, provincial town boasting some remarkable monuments, palaces, museums, forts, nature reserves, festivals, Ayurveda practices and temples, that attract local as well as international tourists.

One of the best ways to explore the vibrant culture of Rajasthan and to get a peek into the interesting history of the area, consider indulging in some of the best things to do in Alwar which include sightseeing opportunities like Alwar Fort that dates back to 1550 C.E and the Bhangarh Fort, which is supposed to be one of the most haunted locations in India, along with other forts like Bala-Quila, Neemrana Fort, The Bala Fort and the Sariska Palace. Other top attractions in Alwar include the Siliserh Lake, Vijay Mandir Palace, Alwar Government museum, Sariska Tiger Reserve and numerous temples like Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Jagannath Temple, Jain Temple, Narayani Mata Temple and Karni Mata Temple, just to name a few. Alwar is also home to some excellent local markets where one can shop for silver jewellery, handmade Rajasthani decorative items, wafer-thin pottery, terracotta statues, bangles, carpets and jutis. Alwar also hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, including the Kite Festival and the Alwar Festival. The handicrafts, folk music, splendid forts and picturesque scenery of Alwar is sure to take your breath away and show you a hidden side of India.

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    23 Tourist Attractions in Alwar

    Must see places in Alwar ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Alwar and point of interests to visit.

  • Karni Mata Temple

    #1 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Karni Mata Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Aravalli Region, Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Karni Mata is also known by the names of Ridhu Bai and Nari Bai by some locals. She was originally the wife of Kipoji Charan of the Sathika Village. She later told her husband that she was not being a...Read more

  • Sariska Tiger Reserve

    #2 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Sariska Tiger Reserve

    Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary , Park

    Address: Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    In the land surrounding the royal fort of Kankwadi, is situated the ‘Land of the Carnivores’. This is the same place that used to be the hunting estate of Raja Jai Singh II during the 16th...Read more

  • Bhangarh Fort

    #3 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Bhangarh Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Dhausa Village, Alwar, Rajasthan

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Once, a beautiful town with palaces, markets, people and armies is now a ruined site. The Bhangarh Fort was built in the year 1573 as the residence of Madho Singh. He was the son of Raja Bhagwant Das ...Read more

  • Siliserh Lake Palace

    #4 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Siliserh Lake Palace

    Tags: Hotel, Waterfront, Historical Site, Palace

    Address: Lake Palace Siliserh, Siliserh Circle, Alwar, Rajasthan-301022

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Siliserh Palace was a gift of love from Maharaja Vinay Singh of Alwar to his wife Rani Sila. It was built around 1845 and served as the residence of the Queen. The Lake reservoir was name Siliserh...Read more

  • Jaisamand Lake

    #5 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Jaisamand Lake

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Historical Site, Lake

    Address: Jaisamand Lake, Umren, Rajasthan- 301001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1685 while building a dam on the Gomti River. This was built for the purpose of accessing the waters of River Ruparel. The Jaisa...Read more

  • Bala Quila

    #6 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Bala Quila

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Fort

    Address: Nikumbha Mahal Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001, India

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Bala Quila Fort is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan. It was said to be built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550 AD. It is also said by some legends that the monument was built by the Nikumbh Rajputs...Read more

  • City Palace

    #7 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    City Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Alwar Kachhehri, Moholla Ladiya, Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001, India

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The City Palace or the Vinay Vilas Mahal in Alwar is the perfect example of a combination of Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. This stunning monument was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh in 1793....Read more

  • Alwar Museum

    #8 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Alwar Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Moholla Ladiya, Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Government Museum, located inside the City Palace of Alwar on its 1st floor was set up in 1940 by the then rulers of Alwar who contributed the entire collection of the museum, which included- 234 ...Read more

  • Cenotaph Of Maharaja Bhaktawar Singh

    #9 of 23 Things To Do in Alwar
    Cenotaph Of Maharaja Bhaktawar Singh

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Monument

    Address: Moholla Ladiya, Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The cenotaph is a monument of love. It was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh, son of Maharaja Bhaktawar Singh in his father’s honor. This is also known as Moosi Rani ki Chhatri, named after one of t...Read more

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