While for most of the visitors, Alwar is the final point of their exciting journey on the ‘Fairy Queen’, for others, this royal city is just the beginning of a timeless voyage! Also known as the ‘Tiger City of Rajasthan’, history of this glorious city dates back to 1000AD. Suffused with rich and diverse history, this city was initially called ‘Mewat’, and was famed for its art and culture.
Being an acclaimed destination in the Thar Desert, Alwar has always been a centre of attraction. While in the ancient times, the city enticed many rulers to lay down their foundations in Alwar, in modern times, it attracts visitors from all corners of the globe.
Founded by the king of Ajmer as ‘Alpur’, the city later got its name as ‘Alwar’ eventually and was later ruled by several dynasties including the Marathas, Jats, Mughals, and Afghans as well. A visit to this historic city in Rajasthan is all about re-stepping into its golden past and have a glimpse of all its past glories.
In addition to the royalty and scenic beauty, Alwar is also known for its delicious cuisines and ethnicity. Kalakand, gulabjamun, samosa-kachori, chole-kulche, and matka kulfi are some of the most scrumptious delicacies of Alwar.
How To Reach Alwar
Visitors on their Rajasthan tour to Alwar can easily make it to this beautiful city by boarding regular buses from almost all the major cities of Rajasthan and also across the country
Alwar Junction serves as the only communication point for those who yearns to reach Alwar city via train.
The Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport to Alwar. Visitors can easily make it to Jaipur Airport as it is connected to major Indian cities through regular flights.
When To Visit Alwar
Blessed with a moderated and pleasant climate, Alwar is revered as a year-round destination. However, since the summer can get a bit harsh for the outsiders, visitors can visit this historic city in Rajasthan during the winters or between the month of September to March. Temperature remains pleasant and allows the visitors to indulge in an array of activities in Alwar.
Stay Options In Alwar
Alwar is dotted with enough of stay options for its visitors. Ranging from a couple of hundreds to thousands of bucks, visitors can select hotels and other stay options in Alwar based on their budget and requirements.