Alwar district in Rajasthan is so close to Delhi/NCR and yet a whole different world away. The rugged ancient mountain range Aravallis cover significant parts of the district and there are a smattering of forts, palaces, temples and farmlands. The monsoons transform the landscape of the aravallis, when the flora literally bloom out, turning the rugged brown mountain ranges into verdant green all around. We have done interesting long weekend getaways from Delhi to different destinations in Alwar and thought to share the interesting monsoon travel guide to Alwar for all our readers in this post.
- Neemrana Fort Palace – It is the most famous luxury heritage property in Alwar. Located in Neemrana, Alwar and run by Neemrana Hotels, this all year round luxury property is a dreamy place in monsoons. One can spend hours gazing at the clouds and green landscape all around from the different vantage points, lounge in the pool or just spend time lazing around the palace in the various nooks & corners.
Read about our romantic monsoon getaway to Neemrana Fort Palace.
- Kesroli Hill Fort – This luxury hill fort property is also owned by Neemrana Hotels, though it’s a smaller property. The charm of Kesroli Hill Fort are the amazing views of the farmlands and in the monsoons, it’s quite a visual experience.
- Alwar city – The city is quite small and surprisingly very un-touristy compared to Jaipur, given its proximity to Delhi. There aren’t many great hotel options in the city itself and most of the historic monuments are not very well preserved. In fact the city palace now functions as the district judicial court and it broke my heart to see its condition. There is also Bala Quila/Fort, the path to which is not always open due to bad condition of the road.
Read about my Alwar trip of disappointments and discoveries.
A few kilometers away from Alwar city and into the rural area, lies the charming little Dadhikar Fort. Nestled amongst pretty farmlands and surrounded by aravallis at some distance, the views from the fort are simply stunning!
Read about our day trip to Dadhikar Fort.
- Farmstay in Alwar – There are many farmlands all through Alwar district and couple of them practice organic farming, along with taking in guests for farmstays. We actually found this rather charming Farmstay called Satya-Jyoti Trust Farm at Tijara, Alwar via AirBnb and have stayed with them twice (once during monsoons). It was a lovely experience, though not recommended for people who aren’t fond of insects (as they tend to be more during rainy season).
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Read about our monsoon getaway to Satya-Jyoti Trust Farm in Tijara, Alwar.
I hope our monsoon travel guide to Alwar inspires to take a quick getaway or long weekend getaways from Delhi/NCR this monsoon season.