tourism

India's vast natural and cultural diversity has given it a special place on the global tourism map. The third-largest industry in India is tourism, which directly or indirectly employs about 10 million people.

Siliserh Lake

The lake was built in 1845 by Maharaja Vinay Singh, the then-ruler of Alwar, by constructing an embankment on a tributary of the Ruparel River. The purpose of creating the lake was to provide water to Alwar, evidenced by the aqueducts that surround the lake. The lake is flanked by its namesake, a palace which was built by the king for his wife.[3][4] The palace has since been converted to the RTDC hotel. A boating facility is available nearby.

sariska tiger reserve

Sariska National Park, national park and wildlife preserve in eastern Rajasthan state, northwestern India. It has an area of 190 square miles (492 square km). It was established in 1955 in Sariska Forest as a wildlife sanctuary and was declared a national park in 1979. Acacia forests cover the arid lower slopes of the hills and the deep, narrow valleys; male bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus), the culms (stems) of which form nearly solid, impenetrable thickets, grows along the streams.

There are good roads within the park and observation towers at Bandi Pul and Kalighati.

bala quila

his gigantic fort has stood still at an elevation of 1000 feet since 1550. Bala fort is the grandest creation of Hasan Khan Mewati and has gone through the hands of various dynasties including Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats. The fort offers panoramic and spectacular views of Alwar. Considered as the oldest building of Alwar, Bala Qila is extendedover an area of 5 kms from North to South and 1.6 kms from East to West. It is a forbidding structure with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry.

Bala Quila is a towering fort that crowns a prominent hilltop overlooking the city of Alwar.

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri

This magnificent double storied structure is a treat for the eyes during sunset. This epic monument was built by Vinay Singh in the memory of the ruler of Alwar, Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh, and his queen, Rani Moosi, who committed 'sati' (self immolation on her husband's pyre). The interiors of this fort are decorated with mythological paintings and frescos. This beautiful cenotaph shelter the tomb of the king, the queen and the entire area is supported by pillared sandstone. One can witness dancing peacocks in the complex of this building.

bhangarh fort

Although it is hard to judge paranormal activities, when the government tells you to stay away from certain places, then there is something that’s not right. Bhangarh Fort is one such place, where you will even get to see signboards, warning you to not remain there after sunset. The history of the fort dates back to the 17th century, and is surely not a place for those with faint hearts. Here are some scary facts about this fort that you should know if you are planning to visit the fort any time soon.

sagar

This magnificent double storied structure is a treat for the eyes during sunset. This epic monument was built by Vinay Singh in the memory of the ruler of Alwar, Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh, and his queen, Rani Moosi, who committed 'sati' (self immolation on her husband's pyre). The interiors of this fort are decorated with mythological paintings and frescos. This beautiful cenotaph shelter the tomb of the king, the queen and the entire area is supported by pillared sandstone. One can witness dancing peacocks in the complex of this building.

jaisamand lake

Jaisamand Lake is an artificial lake near Alwar, about 8 km away from it. The lake is about six km from Alwar on the way to Silserh Lake and Sariska Tiger Reserve. It was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 to store water from the overflow of the Ruparel River and to use the water during hot summer. The water of this reservoir has been used for irrigation and drinking purposes for the last 100 years. However, the disposal of domestic wastes in this lake causes an undesirable change in water's Physico-chemical and biological characteristics. The Jaisamand lake embankment has beautiful chattris (cenotaph) made all along its 1.5 km stretch adding immense beauty to the place. The reflection of the chattris on the water is beautiful. The central cenotaph is the largest of them and much more work has been done on this compared to the other chattris.

pandupol

Pandupol Alwar is a Hanuman temple located inside the Sariska jungles, Alwar, Rajasthan. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata, spent their time in exile here. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, and is believed to be the place where Bhima, the strongest of the Pandavas, defeated the demon Hidimba and earned the hand of his sister Hidimba.

talvriksh

When water on the surface of the earth get in touch with the hot rocks within and re- emerges on the surface carrying along the heat with it, hot springs are formed. In volcanic areas, hot magma oozing out of the earth heats up the surface water that comes in contact with it to form hot springs. The Talvriksh Hot spring of Alwar is renowned for its sulphur content. Legend has it, Mandav Rishi had inflicted punishment on himself at Talvriksh.

A warm bath in the hot sulphur spring can stimulate the circulation of blood and flow of oxygen in your body which leave you refreshed and energized.

chand baori

Chand Baori (stepwell) in the Abhaneri village is one of the oldest and most popular attractions in Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty in 9th century AD. One of the largest stepwells in the world, Chand Baori was built to conserve water and provide a respite from the intense heat. It was a community gathering place for locals as well as royals. Chand Baori is an architectural wonder with 3,500 perfectly symmetrical, narrow steps. It is this exquisite geometry that draws local and international visitors to it every year. But Chand Baori is not easy to find, making it one of India’s hidden wonders.

Bhartrihari Temple

There are many myths about the Maharaja Bharthari. Some believe there was a Brahman in the city of Ujjain who meditated for years and received the fruit of immortality from the Kalpavriksha. The Brahman gifted to the then King of Ujjain, Bharthari. King in turn gave it to his wife, Rani Pingala. The fruit was passed by her to her beloved who was another official of the state of Ujjain. The official gave it to his wife Lakha who loved the King and gave it back to him. The King ate the fruit and became immortal. But getting back the gift, Maharaja Bharthari realized his wife’s disloyalty towards him and in his grief gave up his kingdom and became a sadhu in search of salvation.

Garbhaji Water Fall

Garbhaji Falls beckons several foreign and local tourists, who seek a haven to cool off their mind and body. The attractive sight of water cascading off the rocky cliff lures photographers and nature lovers.An oasis in the middle of a desert, Garbhaji Falls is located in a jungle near Alwar in the lap of the Aravalli Canal. The waterfall has to be reached by climbing a flight of stairs, which can be a tough climb for a few; nonetheless, it offers rewarding sights of the hilltop.

Moti Dungari

Moti Dungri in Alwar is a unique holy pilgrimage place where Hindus and Muslims pray together. Sankat Mochan Veer Hanuman Mandir and Sayyed Darbar are in the same complex with no walls between them. Bhajans play on loudspeakers on Thursday mornings and Qawwali in the evenings. A mixture of camphor, ghee and frankincense scents are mixed together. Saffron and green flags are hoisted together along with the tricolor. The aura of this place is truly magical!

Biodiversity Park

Alwar Biodiversity Park.. A place to visit and rejuvenate mind and body... Extremely green... Extremely silent... And the best place to do morning walk... Situated on the way to Bala Fort.. it will be fantastic if you visit during early morning hours... So you can enjoy the view... Large gathering of peacocks... Parrots...and babblers...

purjan vihar

Built in 1868, this garden is the most picturesque place in Alwar and was built under the rule of the Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh. This garden is also known as 'Shimla' because it is always cooler as compared to the prevalent temperature. The garden was originally named Company Garden; later Maharaja Jai Singh changed it to Purjan Vihar.

Tomb Of Fateh Jung

This tomb was made in honour of Fateh Jang who used to work in the court of Shah Jahan. The tomb of Fateh Jang is a classic representation of Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is made up of high quality minarets and sandstones, which catch everybody's attention. This tomb is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was built under the reign of Shah Jahan (Mughal emperor). This five-storied splendour surpasses all the contemporary monuments.

Nandeshwar Shrine Watter Fall

The linga or, lingum symbolizes eternal energy of Lord Shiva. Since ages Hindu temples have witnessed the worship of Lord Shiva in the form of such lingas. The linga is often seen with yoni which symbolizes the Shakti of the womb. Worship of the linga dates back to the Puranic ages. In the 18th century, a temple was constructed to shelter a naturally formed Linga in a cave in the hills. It was later became the renowned Naldeshwar shrine.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Rajgarh Tehsil, District Alwar, in the state of Rajasthan is famous for housing the deity of Lord Shiva in its Neelkanth Temple. The place was earlier known as Rajyapura and then as Paranagar. Neelkanth is one of the thousands of names of Lord Shiva. It is a 10th.century shrine built by Maharajadhiraja Mathanadeva, now in a state of disrepair. Yet the attraction of the devotees last to this day.

A rangamandapa stands on four pillars. Originally the rangamandapa had three pancharathas which housed three different deities. Of the three pancharathas, the two on the sides have been destroyed. Only the one in the middle with the Shiva linga remains and retains its original altitude with the shikhara still intact.

Kankwari Fort

This fort was used centuries ago primarily for keeping the political prisoners into custody over there. Reason, behind this is the natural camouflage around the fort. Usually in the olden time periods forts were made at high mountains and hills to make them visible from a far distance. This fort however was constructed on a relatively short hill and is in the middle of forest and mountains making it a safer place for imprisonment. This fort’s historic significance increased because of the imprisonment of DaraShikoh and you will know his story after further reading.

Natni Ka Bara

Place where a Natni (Female artist) said to have been danced on a yarn, tied on two hills. Water under the bridge is populated with turtles and fishes, however some crocs have nice time inside water.

Well place is good special in rainy season due to river. There is also a temple of mata here. It is around 35 km away from alwar. My experience is outstanding because I visited during rain and enjoyed. Love birds can also expend quality time here.