City Palace & Museum

A beautiful pool, Sagar, separates the palace from the foot of the hill. The museum housed in the palace has an impressive collection of manuscripts and paintings. There are weapons used by Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh, Nadir Shah and Aurangzeb and other historical personages.

The 18th century City Palace of Alwar is a harmonious blend of Rajput & Mughal styles of architecture. The floors of the City Palace have been turned into government offices and district courts and the upstairs apartment is presently a museum.

The museum has a fine collection of Rajput & Mughal paintings dating from the 18th & 19th centuries and some rare manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit. Gulistan (The Rose Garden), Waqiat-I-Babri (autobiography Emperor Moghul Babar) and Bostan (the spring garden) are some notables of this collection.

It also has a copy of the great epic ¨Mahabarat¨ painted by the artists of the Alwar School of Art. A rich collection of Indian weapons is another highlight of the museum. Behind the City Palace is the artificial lake built in 1815 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh with some temples along its banks. A wonderful chhatri with unusual Bengali ceilings and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri, is located in this area.

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