India is a country which is known for its wide diversity in terms of culture, religion, cuisines, traditions, languages, biodiversity, geographical area and many more. Its diversity is extended from east to west and north to south in every sense. In northwest region there is a state called Rajasthan which literally means “The land of Kings” and however the largest state of India. Spread over the golden sand of the Great Indian Desert, Rajasthan state is the only desert of sub continent. It is surrounded by the great Aravli mountain range, which is the one of the oldest mountain range of the world. Rajasthan is a blend of rich heritage, culture, traditions and its natural beauty which includes a variety of flora and fauna. Due to this wonderful blend of nature and rich heritage it attracts tourists from all across the world.
As a largest state of India, it is one of the most popular travel and tour destinations of Indian and across the world. There are a lots of tourist places in Rajasthan like- historical places, cultural and heritage rich tourist places, wildlife rich tourist places etc. And the blend of all these tourist places is Alwar. Alwar is a city and administrative headquarters of Alwar District, Rajasthan. It is located approx 150 kms north of Jaipur (The capital of Rajasthan) and about 160 kms south to Delhi ( The capital of India). Alwar is also a part of NCR region and sometimes it is also called or known by the name- MatsyaNagar.
There are various places to visit in alwar like- forts, temples, palaces, lakes, Museum, Tomb etc. But among them the most famous are- Sariska national park, Siliserh lake alwar, Sariska palace, Ajabgarh Bhangard, Pandupol (Hanuman Temple), Bharathari temple, Hope Circus etc.
Sariska National Park – Sariska National park is the major tourist attraction point for nature lovers. Located in Alwar district, Sariska is famous for its tiger reserve. It is one of the most wonderful parks of the Country. It opens throughout the year for its tourists. The wildlife species found in this park are- Tigers, leopards, nilgai, sambhar, jungle cats, jackals, langurs, striped hyenas, chinkara, chital, chausingha, wild dogs, hare, spotted deer, Indian porcupine, foxes etc.
Sariska Palace – The Sariska Palace, the former royal hunting lodge is a now a Prime Heriage Hotel built by the Maharaja (King) of alwar for Queen Victoria’s son. It is situated on the edge of Sariska National Park. The tourists from across the country who come alwar to see the wildlife of sariska national park stays here because it is a great architectural blend of French, Regal with eastern detailing.
Siliserh Lake – Spread in about 7sq kms area on alwar – sariska road, the beautiful siliserh lake is located at a distance of about 20 kms from alwar city , 165 km from Delhi (Bus stand- Dhaula kuan) and 110 kms from Jaipur. The siliserh lake was built by king Vinay Singh in the year 1845, which is situated in the north-east part of rajasthan. In the centre of the lake, there is a beautiful lake palace which was built by the king Vinay Singh in the memory of his beloved wife named Shila. It is a centre point where you can relax before you move to Sariska tiger reserve.
Ajabgarh Bhangarh – Situated in the Rajgarh municipality of Alwar district, Bhnagarh is a village that is popular for its historical ruins. Bhangarh is situated at the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Ajabgarh Bhangarh is approximately 75 kms from alwar city.
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