Once an ancient Rajput state, formerly known as Mewat, Alwar was nearest to the imperial Delhi. The people of the state did not accept any external interference‚Äôs and daringly resisted against foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries, they formed a group and raded Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D - 1287 A.D) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule. In 1771 A.D. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur‚Äôs rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own
Apart from its long history, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valleys thickly wooded in parts. Some of the finest variety of birds and animals are spotted here. Alwar has one of the finest wild life sanctuaries in Rajasthan. Sarika, which is an excellent tiger country. Alwar is nested between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city
By Air: Delhi 163 km is the nearest airport, which is well connected to all the major cities which includes Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur.
By Bus: Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur. Regular services link Alwar with key destinations in and not far off Rajasthan and Delhi. The roads are very good, and it takes around 3-4 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.
By Train: Good connection from prominent locations in and around the state. Some important train connections are:
Shatabdi Express(New Delhi-Alwar_Ajmer); Superfast Express (New Delhi-Alwar-Ajmer); Intercity Express (Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jaipur); Marudhar Express (Varanasi-Alwar-Jodhpur); Mandore Express (Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Alwar-Jodhpur).
Nothing much to see, but for the tiger reserve park. You can also visit Alwar the near by city
Location: Situated in North-East of Rajasthan.
Distance: New Delhi (163 km), Jaipur (150 km)
STD Code: 0144
Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter