Alwar was once an important Rajput state. Alwar is located on the old highway between Jaipur and Delhi. It has now been bypassed for its more popular hunting lodge in Sariska, a protected tiger reserve.
150 kms from Jaipur and 170 kms from Delhi, Alwar is nestled between a cluster of small hills of the Aravalli range.
Apart from its long history, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes. Some of the finest variety of birds and animals are spotted here. Alwar has one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan - Sariska, which is an excellent tiger country.