Rajasthan is a prominent place in the global tourism map. The variety of attractions found in Rajasthan can give any other tourist attractions in the world a run for its money. This is the prime reason why it experiences a huge tourist footfall. In fact, this variety also helps in serving a thoroughly enjoyable touring experience to tourists of all kinds. The historical significance of the place is also a great attraction for the tourists. The numerous forts and palaces in various parts of Rajasthan are the best places to visit in order to get aware of the rich history of the place. Alwar also has a large number of forts and palaces. Among these forts and palaces in Alwar, the Alwar Fort is one of the most visited tourist attraction. Built before the Mughal period, the fort is a perfect example of a fort that has a historical significance along with great architecture. Hence, during an Alwar tour it is a must visit.
The Alwar Fort is nestled in a steep hill that is 300 meters above the city. The magnificent fort is a great landmark of the Alwar. The fort has a lot of historical significance. It was built before the Mughal period in the 16th century. Moreover, it is also believed that Babur once came to the fort in order to dodge his enemies. History associated to the fort also reveals that the fort was taken over by Rana Pratap Singh in 1775. However, there is no consensus among historians to draw a conclusion to this. It is also believed that Nikumbh Rajput built the palace in 928 A.D. Hence, the history of fort draws a lot of confusion and curiosity. This curiosity often acts as an appeal for the tourists.
The magnificent Alwar Fort stretches across 5 kilometers from North to South and is located at a height of 305 meters above the main city. Various architectural features like the 15 large and 51 small towers add a lot of beauty to the fort. There are also beautiful gates and each of the gates bear different names. The various names of the entry points of the fort are Chand Pol Kishan Pol, Laxman Pol, Jai Pol and Suraj Fort. Looking at the various architectural features of the fort, you will surely wonder about the architectural excellence of craftsmen of that era.