Surrounded by the Arravali hills, Alwar is also known as “The Gateway to Rajasthan”. Alwar is a beautiful city with so many traditions and it is famous for the Forts, Palaces, Monuments and different Water Bodies. Alwar is a popular tourist destination due to the Sariska Tiger Reserve. People from foreign countries also come to visit this Reserve.
Alwar festival is very popular throughout the world. It is a three day festival and its main attractions are handicrafts, fancy dress competition, elephant polo, sketching and flower show.
Must visit places in Alwar include, Bala Quila; an ancient Mughal Period Fort which now works as an office for a radio station, City Palace; famous for its architectural fusion of Rajasthan and Mughal styles, Siliserh Lake; a beautiful spot for tourists,
One can find many things to shop in Alwar like colorful bangles, handicrafts, bandhej sarees, silver jewellery etc. The popular markets are Hope Circus, Sarrafa Bazar, Kedalganj Bazar, Bajaja Bazar, Mala Khera Bazaar etc.