TTL: Alwar: City Palace

It had been a hectic week for me. Shifting to a new city, Mumbai, finding a suitable place to stay, joining my job at L&T Realty, etc. But finally, tonight, I can catch up and continue.
So, after roaming about in Delhi for a couple of days, we booked a car, and were on our way to Alwar, Rajasthan.
Alwar, like most of the cities in Rajasthan, has a fort and a palace and a lake too. The city is famous for the City Palace, the cenotaph of Musi Maharani, Bala Qila ( a fort on top of a hill). Nearby places include the Sariska Tiger Reserve and a little further is India’s and Asia’s most haunted and the world’s 4th most haunted place, Bhangarh Fort.

We had a limited time and range, so we hit the city palace and on our way back, the idea was to go to the Neemrana Fort.

The following are some of the photos from the trip.

City Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

Girl posing with a column at City Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

The main structure of the Bala Qilla, Alwar, Rajasthan

Girl smiling on the Terrace of the City Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

Distant view of the Bala Qilla, Alwar, Rajasthan

I must say, Tuhina, in her neo-ethnic dress fit in marvellously and looked stunning. I’ll admit, I must have missed a couple of amazing shots because I was too busy admiring her :p

Girl walking near the lake at Musi Maharani cenotaph, City Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

Girl happily spinning near the columns, City Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

Girl sitting and smiling at cenotaph of Musi Maharani, City Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

The next photo, is one of my favourite photos. As she descended down the stairs, I called out to her, she turned, and smiled! Such beauty!!

Tuhina looking the prettiest

On the way back, we did go to the Neemrana Fort, to find it closed. It stays open from 1000h to 1300h on the days of operation. The minimum expense that one has to bear is ₹1900. Probably it would have been amazing inside, but all we managed to see was this.

Peacock roaming near the Neemrana Fort, Rajasthan

Neemrana Fort, Rajasthan

By this time, we were tired and exhausted and still had another 100kms of drive ahead of us. So, we turned and came back to Delhi.

The route to Alwar is pretty decent, with the roads in the Gurgaon area being quite amazing. The drive is a comfortable one in general.

We still had a few places to visit in Delhi, coming up real soon.

Cheers!!

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