Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ALWAR CITY (The Land of Tigers)

General information:
Founded by:      Pratap Singh Prabhakar                                Bahadur
Other name:      Ulwar, Alor
Location:            About 150km from Jaipur
                               About 170km from Delhi
                               Lies amidst cluster of small ranges of Aravalli
Spoken:               English, Hindi and Rajasthani
Weather:             Summer – about 24 º C -37º C,
                               Winter- about 11 º C -31º C,
                                Rainfall- Humid (63.5 cm)
Clothing:             Summer – Cotton,
                               Winter – Light Woolens

Best Season:        September - March
to Visit

By air:                    Jaipur is the nearest
By Train:               Well connected from all major cities of India.
By road:                 regular bus services to and from Delhi, Jaipur and                                   all major cities of Rajasthan.

Places to see:        The Alwar Fort
                                    The Bala Fort
                                    City Palace (Vinay Vilas Mahal)
                                    Government Museum
                                    Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri (Built in memory of                                     Queen Moosi, who committed Sati)
                                    Purjan Vihar or Company Garden
                                    Tomb of Fateh Jang
                                    Vijay Mandir Palace
                                    Jai Samand Lake (the large artificial lake built by                                     Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910)
                                    Siliserh Lake & Palace
                                    Sagar (Behind City Palace, artificial lake built in                                     1815 A.D. by Maharaja Vinay Singh)
                                    Sariska (Great mythological, religious and                                     historical significance)
                                    Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park                                     (Sanctuary)
                                    Sariska Palace

Shopping Center:
                               Hope Circus, Sarafa Bazar, Bazaza Bazar, Malakhera                                Bazaar, Kedalgang Bazar

Two star:              Hotel Aravalli
Haritage:              Sariska Palace, Neemrana Fort Palace, Hill Fort,
Hotels                     Kesroli(Delhi Road)

RTDC Hotels:      Hotel Meenal (Circuit house), Tiger Den (Sariska),                                 Lake Palace (Siliserh), Midway.

OTHERS:              Hotel Alwar, Mayur, Jhankar, Inderlok Classic,                                  Tourist Hotel Ashoka

Restaurants:         Dawat (Manu Marg), South Indian café,                                   Siddhartha, Prem Pavitra Bhojnalya,                                    Mahaveer Bhojnalya, Café Alishan

Local Fairs:            Bilali Fair (March-April), Sawan Teej                                    (August) ,Chuhar Sidh (Main fair) Laldas Maila                                     (May), Jagannathji Fair, Sahibji ka Maila                                    (July), Bhartrihari (August) with great                                     Zeal.

Alwar is an ancient city and one of the oldest in the State. Its numerous pre-historic and historic sites are an archaeologist’s delight. It is also a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, as the hilly terrain is dotted with lush green deciduous forests and lakes.


Blogger workhard said...

Does it also have a natural park like bandav garh.. to view tigers..

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