As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
The forbidding fort of Alwar stands at a height of 595 mts above sea level and its construction precedes the rise of the Mughal Empire by a long way. According to historical reports the fort has never been won by invading armies but was always passed on through negotiations or treaties.
The riches of the fort were such that even Babar could not control his greed and plundered the riches when he was spending a night at the fort.
Vinay Vilas Mahal
This 18th century palace is an exquisite example of the judicious intermingling of the Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. The ground floor of this palace now houses government offices while the upper floor of the palace serves a museum
Purjan Vihar or Company Garden
Purjan Vihar is an idyllic garden that was planned and set up in 1868, when Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh ruled this region. This elevated garden does not lose its charming vegetation even the hot and dry months of the Rajasthan summers.
A visit to this captivating garden is a must if you are visiting Alwar.