Alwar – gateway to Rajasthan is centrally located about 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur was once the seat of Rajputs. Alwar situated in the foothill of Aravalis is a popular tourism hub with forts like the Bhangarh Fort, lakes, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and heritage havelis. Alwar is also famous for the Mega Alwar Trade fair held at Dussehra Ground every year. Alwar is a pretty city of rich culture and heritage with majestic fort, beautiful City Palace. The city becomes a great weekend getaway from New Delhi.
Best time to visit
Summers in Alwar can become really hot with a record temperature of as high as 50 degrees Celsius. October to March is relatively pleasant. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, people celebrate by having kite flying competitions and the sky looks like a sea with colourful water creatures. This could be a sight worth witnessing.
How to reach
The closest airport to Alwar is at Jaipur. However, the airport in New Delhi is also at almost the same distance from the destination. The Alwar distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is around 142 kilometers. Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is around 163 kilometers from Alwar. The choice of the airport that you are getting off at depends upon the destination that you are traveling from. Both the airports in New Delhi and Jaipur are of international status and have flights coming down from the majority of the countries.
Railways are considered to be the best option to get to Alwar from the neighboring cities like Delhi and Jaipur. There are direct trains running between Jaipur and Delhi with Alwar as a major stop in between. In fact, Alwar is a stop for the majority of the trains running on this route. The trains going and coming down from Maharashtra and Gujarat also serve this station. However, the final decision depends on the train you are choosing to travel to Alwar. There are trains that serve Alwar as a stop, like Jaipur Double Decker, Ajmer Shatabdi, Garib Rath, etc.
Going to Alwar by road is considered by many to be the easiest of the options available. Alwar is located on National Highway 48, hence, is accessible to the majority of the cities in India. This highway connects Delhi, Jaipur, and other major and minor cities and towns in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc. It covers a total of 6 states and hordes of small towns and cities. If you are someone who loves to drive, you can get your own vehicle and make your way to this amazing destination. Travel to Alwar by bus if you do not want to travel and also want to save up on costs and the overall budget of your trip.