Thursday, 26 July 2012

Alwar - Rajasthan

Alwar - Rajasthan
Alwar is one of the well known Rajput principalities in India. It is said to be the Tapobhumi of the Malwa King Bhartrihari and is situated amidst the Aravalli Mountain Ranges. The city is situated in the North East of the Indian State of Rajasthan and is said to be founded by Rao Pratap Singh in the year 1775 AD. The city has a large number of attractions which attract tourists from all over the World. The city is accessible by air, roads and air with Delhi being the nearest International Airport. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to known about Alwar. 

Some of the most important monuments in the city include: 



Alwar Fort: This fort stands majestically 1000 feet above the city of Alwar and was built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550 A.D. The Fort changed hands from the Mughals to the Marathas and then to the Jats and finally it came under the hands of the Kachhwaha Rajputs. The fort has six entrances namely Chand Pol, Suraj Pol, Jai Pol, Kishan Pol, Andheri Gate and Laxman Pol. 

Sariska Palace: The Sariska Palace was the hunting camp of the Maharaja of Alwar, which has now been converted into a luxury hotel. The palace is open to the Public round the year and is famous for its wildlife. The best time to visit the sanctuary is during the winter months from November to March. 

Neemrana Fort: This fort is located on the Delhi – Jaipur Road and is situated on a small hill. The fort has a scenic beauty and has been converted into a heritage hotel with all modern luxury facilities. 

Palace Museum: This museum has an exclusive collection of wealth of the Maharajas of Alwar and even some of the swords belonging to Muslim rulers like Muhammad Ghori, Akbar and Aurangzeb. 

Bhangarh: This town in Alwar was founded in the early 17th Century by Maharaja Madho Singh, the younger brother of Man Singh of Amber. The most outstanding feature of this Palace is the town planning, castle hierarchy, market system and the attraction of the wonderful temples. 

Other important tourist attractions in the city include the pilgrim center Bharathari, Moosi Rani Ki Chaatri, City Palace, Jain temple and the Mugal Gumbad at Virat Nagar. 

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