Alwar is a where the journey of the Fairy Queen ends! The oldest working engine in the world
and one of India’s national treasure, Fairy Queen leads a train from Delhi encampment to Alwar
in Rajasthan. The engine was built in 1855. The train that harnesses this engine is now used for
The journey of the city of Alwar and its origins can be traced back to 1500 BC. Nestled in the lap
of the green hills of the Aravalli range, it is home to beautiful palaces and forts from an era long
Alwar is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan.
Also known as Matasya Desh, this is where the Pandavas, the mighty heroes of the Mahabharata,
spent the last years of their 13-year exile.
BALA QUILA FORT ALWAR
The Bala Qila (young fort) was built on the foundations of a 10th century mud fort and is a towering structure set
atop a hill. Strong fortifications, graceful marble columns and delicate latticed balconies make up the fort. Bala
Qila can be entered through six gates, namely Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Krishan Pol and Andheri
This cenotaph, built in the memory of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his queen, Rani Moosi, reflects the Indo-Islamic
style of architecture. The upper portion comprising columned pavilions and domed arches is made of marble while the
lower section consists of pillars in red sandstone. The memorial is rated as one of the finest of its type.
MOOSI MAHARANI KI
Built in 1793 AD by Raja Bakhtawar Singh, the City Palace is an amazing mélange of the Rajputana and Islamic
styles of architecture. The highlight of this palace are graceful marble pavilions set on lotus flower bases in the central
courtyard. The palace that once belonged to the Maharaja has been converted into the District Collectorate. Its grand
halls and chambers now house government offices.
FATEH JUNG GUMBAD PURJAN VIHAR ( SHIMLA)
One has Maharaja Sheodan Singh to thank for this
attractive garden that was conceptualised and
constructed in 1868. A picturesque place, locally
known as Simla (the Summer House) was added to
this garden to provide respite from the blazing sun.
This spectacular tomb, which is a combination of
domes and minarets. Constructed from high
quality sandstone. It is dedicated to Fateh Jung
who was a kind-hearted minister of the Mughal
Emperor, Shah Jahan.
A stunning example of the century old, northern architecture and Khajurao-like
carvings. It is actually a cluster of temples and open worship places, a good 30
Kilometers into a buffer zone of the tiger reserve. which is exemplified by intricate
stone carvings and burgeoning views of the lush forest across the temple
The Bhangarh Fort is a 16th-
century fort built in the Alwar
district of Rajasthan state of India.
It was built by Bhagwant Das for
his younger son Madho Singh.
The Bhangarh Fort is located on
the border of the Sariska Reserve
in the Aravali range of hills in
Alwar district of Rajasthan.
Asia’s most haunted fort.