Best Tourist Season (September - February)
Airport: Nearest Airport is Delhi 163 km.
Railway: Alwar is linked by rail with Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Amritsar, Delhi and Jaipur.
Road: Agra 180 km, Bharatpur 120 km, Deeg 160 km, Fatehpur Sikri 145 km, Jaipur 150 km, Jodhpur 485 km, Madhogarh 190 km, Neemrana 70 km, Sariska 40 km, Samode 110 km, Udaipur 575 km
Alwar is a city in the Rajasthan state of western India. Formerly the capital of the princely state of Alwar OR Ulwar in British India.
Alwar, amongst the Rajput principalities was closest to imperial Delhi. Influencing the people and history of the region, formerly known as Mewat.
The Aravallies break up in a beautiful little valley with small hills and rocky crags before trailing off in the final spine that runs right up to and through Delhi, known there as the Ridge. The city nestles between several small hills, on the most prominent o which stands a dramatically forbidding fort, lakes and valleys thickly wooded in parts, have made this area the haunt of animals and birds. Rich in wildlife, Alwar has one of the finest sanctuaries in Rajasthan.
Alwar located at 27.57° N 76.6° E
Average elevation 271 mtrs (889 feet)
Alwar - the city lies near a narrow gorge, and is surrounded on three sides by hills of the Aravalli Range. A substantial wall with four gateways encircles the city.
Population 160,245 (as of 2001 India census)
Alwar has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%.
Male literacy is 59%, and female literacy is 41%.
In Alwar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.