among the Rajput principalities was the closest to imperial Delhi.
People of this region were daring adventurers.
Neemrana Fort Palace:
covers 25 acres/10 hectares and the stepped palaces of this
architectural jewel cut into the hillside to sprawl over 3 acres/1.2
hectares and rises to 10 levels commanding the most splendid views.
Including a vista pool to the horizon. From 1986, the ruins of this
Fort-Palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed. The rooms
are furnished with aneclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial
furniture, antiques and objets d'art. Most rooms have private balconies
or terraces and the loos are designed to have views!
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to Alwar is Jaipur which is about 148
By Rail: An exciting and exotic train runs from Delhi to Alwar. It
is the famous Fairy Queen, which is the oldest running steam locomotive
in the world. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach Alwar.
By Road: Alwar is well connected by road to the various parts of
Rajasthan. Regular bus service operates between Alwar and major cities
like Delhi, Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Jaisalmer,Jodhpur and Ajmer.
Alwar, Rajasthan sightseeing tour must include the Bala Quila (young
fort), dominating the skyline of Alwar. Built atop a hill, the fort is
located approximately 595m above the city. It stretches about 5 km from
north to south and 1.6 km from east to west. Bala Quila contains 15
large and 51 small towers, comprising of approximately 446 loopholes for
the musketry. Other attractions of the fort include Nikumbha Mahal
Palace at the top. The palace is adorned with Bengal caned marble
columns and latticed balconies. The fort has six gates, namely Jai Pol
(gate), Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Krishan Pol and Andheri Gate.
Raja Bakhtawar Singh built the City Palace in 1793 A.D. A fusion of
Rajput and Mughal architecture, the palace has a central courtyard
festooned with marble pavilions set on lotus bases. Among other things,
the palace was famous for a drinking cup cut out of a single emerald,
housed in its treasury. Presently, the palace has been transformed into
the district's collectorate, and houses government offices.
City Palace in RajasthanAlwar Government Museum:
A part of City Palace of Alwar has now been converted into a museum.
The museum houses a rare collection of Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts,
arms, musical instruments, bidri work, miniature paintings, stuffed
animals, exquisite brass and pottery works (from Jaipur, Multan, Bengal
and Ceylon), lacquered and ivory work, etc.
Purjan Vihar (Company Garden):
Built during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868, Purjan
Vihar is also known as the Company Gardens. This scenic garden serves as
a popular picnic spot during summers. One of the most attractive
features of the garden is setting known as Shimla. It was built by
Maharaja Mangal Singh to provide cool shades as a relief from the
scorching summer heat