Alwar Fort

The huge Alwar Fort with its towers stretching 5 km from east to west, rises to 304 meters above the city and 595 meters above sea level. It was built even before the advent of the Mughals.Babar spent a night in this fort and took the treasures as a gift for his son, Humayun. Akbar's son, Jahangir also spent time here during his exile. The place where he stayed is called Salim Mahal.

Maharaja Pratap Singh finally annexed the Fort in 1775 AD. It is a structure with 15 long and 51 small towers and 446 openings for muskets, along with 8 large towers encompassing it. The fort has several gates-Jai Pol, Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol, Chand Pol, Kishan Pol and Andheri gate. There are also remains of Jal Mahal, Nikumbh Mahal, Salim Sagar, Suraj Kund and many temples.

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