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Alwar - the shining jewel of Rajasthan

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Alwar is one of the famous heritage places in India which is situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle circuit. The scenic view of Aravali Hills and the grandeur of the Neemrana Fort Palace makes the place visit worthy. The Alwar city, Rajasthan; is a heritage destination with numerous historic monuments, old yet magnificent architecture, and breathtaking lakes. Here’s our list of must do things in Alwar:

1.The historical charm of Neemrana Fort Palace
Neemrana Fort is one of the oldest palaces in Rajasthan which was built in the 15th Century. The palace has now turned into a heritage hotel with grand rooms and royal hospitality. The gorgeous interiors and the multi-cuisine restaurants make it a pleasant stay for you. There are cultural events on weekends at the fort where talented Indian and foreign artists perform for the guests.

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Neemrana is not only famous for its heritage and architecture, but with the increasing number of tourism every year, you now have the opportunity to explore you can also explore various activities such as:

Visit the wondrous step well- The famous Step-well or Baori in Neemrana has 170 steps and was built for travelers who could take rest here after a tiresome journey. The 9 stories of this step-well are below the ground level. The place has a relaxed and cool vibe, especially when it’s summer and the travelers have to bear the scorching sun.

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Zip Lining- The ultimate experience of Zip Lining is going to soothe your adventurous side while witnessing the old forts, palaces and villages down below. Zip lining is an aerial journey and an exhilarating experience.

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Delightful Shopping Experience at Neemrana- You must take home the beautiful things that local artisans of Rajasthan make. At Neemrana you can shop a wide range Neemrana is not a regular place of shopping but you can find various items such as beautiful crockery, traditional handicrafts items, splendid artwork, silverware, vibrant colored fabrics, fabrics with intricate embroidery and mirror work.

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2. Sariska Tiger Reserve
Sariska Tiger Reserve is an arid land which was earlier a popular hunting area among the Maharajas of Rajasthan and later in 1955 was declared as a Tiger Reserve. The Sariska Tiger Reserve attracts visitors because of the Bengal Tigers. The notable efforts from Government of India and the Wildlife Institute of India made it possible to make this reserve world’s first tiger reserve to relocate the tigers. The tropical forest also includes various wildlife species such as Indian leopard, Indian jackal, sambhar, chinkara and Nilgai to mention a few.

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3. Bhangarh Fort
The Bhangarh town was built by Raja Madho Singh in the 17th Century, which is now considered to be one of the most haunted places in India. There are many legends associated with the haunted Bhangarh fort and it is believed that the place is cursed by a magician and is home to ghosts.

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4. Visit Bala Quila for the stunning view of Alwar City
Bala Quila is another historical place in the Alwar City, also famous as the ‘Alwar Fort’. What is so special about it? The fort is built on such a height that the whole view of the city can be seen from the fort.

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5. Explore the Glory of Vinay Vilas Mahal
It is also known as the ‘City Palace’. Built in the 18th Century, Vinay Vilas Mahal is now divided into two parts. One has been converted into a museum and another part is used by the government. The architecture is a combination of Rajput & Mughal architecture which never fails to fascinate every history lover.

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6. Amazing Picnic Spot at Siliserh Lake
Siliserh Lake is a beautiful spot for a picnic with your friends and family at Neemrana. It was established by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his wife and today has become a spot for boating and wildlife gazing. The Lake palace in the midst of this lake surrounded by Aravali Hills is definitely a pleasant sight.

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