The biggest attraction in the city of Alwar, Bala Quila
is one of the most imposing monuments of the city. Probably
one of the oldest buildings in the city, Bala Quila
in Alwar sees a large number of tourists round the year.
Bala Quila in Alwar is supposed to be established by
Nikumbha clan of Rajputs in the tenth century. As time
passed, the fort went through the hands of various dynasties
including Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats. It is
believed that Pratap Singh who was the founder of the
city of Alwar had taken the possession of this fort
in the year 1775. It is believed that Pratap Singh,
after taking over the Bala Quila in Alwar had laid the
foundation stone of the city. Mughal emperor Babar is
said to have spent a few days in this fort and later
Akbar had exiled his son Jehangir here for three years.
Located on the top of a hill in the ranges of Aravali,
Bala Quila in Alwar offers a complete view of the city.
Nestled at a distance of nearly 15 kms from the city,
Bala Quila is well connected with the city of Alwar.
The Bala Quila is situated 1000 feet above Alwar city
and is extended over an area of 5 kms from North to
South and 1.6 kms from East to West.
The major attractions of the fort are the palace area,
topwale hanuman ji temple, chakradhari hanuman ji temple,
sita ram temple and army area. It is suggested that
you must visit the fort at least once during your stay
in Alwar, as you will get to see panoramic view of the
landscapes and lush meadows on the way.
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