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Historic Building in Alwar

City Palace

Under the gaze of Bala Quila fort sprawls the colourful and convoluted City Palace complex, with massive gates and a tank reflecting a symmetrical series of ghats and pavilions. Today most of the complex is occupied…
Museum in Alwar

Alwar Museum

Hidden within the City Palace is the excellent Alwar Museum. Its eclectic exhibits evoke the extravagance of the lifestyle of the maharajas: stunning weapons, stuffed Scottish pheasants, royal ivory slippers, miniat…
Indian in Alwar

Prem Pavitra Bhojnalaya

Alwar’s renowned restaurant has been going since 1957. In the heart of the old town, it serves fresh, tasty pure-veg food – try the delicious aloo parathas (bread stuffed with spicy potato) and palak paneer (unferme…
Historic Building in Alwar

Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh

This double-storey edifice, resting on a platform of sandstone, was built in 1815 by Maharaja Vinay Singh, in memory of his father. To gain access to the cenotaph, take the steps to the far left when facing the pala…
Fort in Alwar

Bala Quila

This imposing fort stands 300m above Alwar, its fortifications hugging the steep hills that line the eastern edge of the city. Predating the time of Pratap Singh, it’s one of the few forts in Rajasthan built before …
South Indian in Alwar

Thali House – New South Indian Café

This dimly lit place, opposite the Gopal Cinema, has a shuffling, half-hearted atmosphere, but it’s popular with families and offers cheap, excellent South Indian dishes, including delicious masala dosa (large savou…
Multicuisine in Alwar

Inderlok Restaurant

This main-road restaurant has lots of palatable veg and unusual paneer choices among its multicuisine menu. There’s a hushed and low-lit ambience in the AC room, which is plain and functional. It’s popular for busin…