In and Around Alwar (°C - °C)
If you are looking to bask in the glory of one of Rajasthan’s oldest kingdoms, a visit to Alwar should definitely be included in your travel bucket list. It was the site of countless battles between the local rulers and the British tyrants. The town is popularly known as the tiger gate of Rajasthan and is surrounded on all sides by Aravali hills. If you are in search of a picture postcard setting, you will be in awe of the town’s natural beauty and carved rocks. You can set your sights on lush green forests and lakes. The valleys and thick forest cover forms the nesting ground for a large number of bird species and animals. If you are a history buff, Alwar’s historical monuments have a story or two to narrate. The town is proximate to Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park. One of the best places to visit in the town is Bala Quila Fort. The edifice stands majestically about 1,000 feet above the town. There are over 65 large and small towers. The structure is adorned with columns made of marble and lattice window balconies. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, visit Sariska wildlife sanctuary. The renowned tiger reserve is situated a few kilometres away from Alwar. You will be able to set your sights on Bengal tigers that roam around without a care in the world. Siliserh Lake palace, the erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge, has now been revamped into a heritage hotel. If you want to spend a night in the lap of luxury for the experience, Siliserh Lake should be on your itinerary. Alwar has temperate climate all through the year. If you are looking to visit Alwar, the winter months are the best time – from November to February. The city becomes a furnace during the summer months. Also, avoid planning a trip here during the monsoon months from July to mid September. You wouldn’t want to spend your vacation cooped up indoors. There are a slew of OYO rooms located in and around the town. If you are looking to stay proximate to the town’s main centre, there are OYO budget and premium hotels near city palace and the railway station. You can also find accommodation near Siliserh Park and Shivaji Park. These hotels are equipped with the latest amenities and facilities. You will not be in want of anything.