The City Palace in Alwar is located in the foothills of Aravali Range. It is an ancient derelict fort that is also regarded as one of the most important landmark of the city. It is an ideal place for heritage lovers. The history of the palace is also associated with Babur and Jahangir as it is believed that the palace had housed them. The rich history of the place makes it a great place for tourists as they are able to get a detailed idea about the rich history of the palace.
The striking construction inside the palace is the chhatri that has a Bengali styled roof and arches. This is known as Moosi Maharani ki chhatri. Within this chhatri or cenotaph a company garden had been built. This garden is known as Purjan Vihar. It was built in 1868 by Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh. It was further beautified by Maharaja Mangal Singh in 1885. As a summer retreat this garden is perfect. Till date it provides a perfect picnic spot for the tourists as well as for the local people. After all who would not like to rejuvenate himself in the cool shades of the trees on a sultry summer morning.
In the upper storey of City Palace, Alwar the Vinay Vilas Mahal is located. Presently it is the Government Museum. Priceless Rajput and Mughal paintings are on display here. The travelers can also come across paintings by the artists of Alwar School. These paintings date back to 18th and 19th centuries. Rare manuscripts written in Persian, Sanskrit, Arabic and Urdu are also to be found in the museum. Amongst the well known ones are Gulistan, Bostan and Waqiat-e-Babri. Weaponry dating back to the by-gone eras are also put on display at this museum.
There are a number of tours to Alwar available. Taking into a account the importance of City Palace, most of the tours include a visit to the City Palace, Alwar. In fact, tours to Alwar are often considered incomplete without a visit to the City Palace. Hence, what are you waiting for? Book your tour to Alwar as soon as possible and you will surely have a great experience.