Alwar Travel Guide

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    Spotted deer -  Sariska Tiger Reserve 4 more images

    by al2401 Written Sep 1, 2013

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    The Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park near Alwar. It was once a hunting preserve and was declared a reserve in 1955 and a tiger reserve in 1978. The reserve is part of India's Project Tiger scheme. Marble mining continues in the area in spite of a mining ban set in 1991.

    The most famous feature of the reserve is of course the Bengal Tigers which have been successfully relocated with a growth in their population. Even so a tiger sighting is not a common occurrence. Other wildlife found in the park include spotted deer (Chital) and sambal deer, blue antelope, wild boar, hare and bird species including many peafowl. For visitors from Australia it is amazing to see so many peacocks and hens.

    The best way to see the park is to take a jeep safari. I didn't see any tigers but saw a number of footprints in the dust.

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    by vinod-bhojak Updated Aug 31, 2013

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    The "Bala Kila" or the Bala Fort is perched on the most prominent hill of Aravallis range which tells about the rich history of Alwar. This massive medieval fort has 15 large and 51 small towers, 446 openings for musketry and 8 huge towers that rises about 3000 m above the city. This fort is also known as the Kunwara Kila. Some of the Mughal rulers also stayed here before it was reverted back to the Rajput rulers in the 18th century. The fort is circumscribed with several gates known as Pols like Jai Pol, Laxman Pol, Suraj Pol. Salim Mahal, which lies in ruins now, is said to have been the palace where Prince Salim, later the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, spent his three-year exile.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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    by Hexepatty Written Feb 27, 2011

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    Mostly Indian food, but a little bit of other foods as well. Lots of food, fresh salads and great curries. Nice homemade ice cream, too. Lovely setting.

    Favorite Dish: They had this Leek Casserole that we asked the recipe for. It was really good.

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