Alwar district

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Alwar District is a district in Rajasthan, a state in northern India, with capital in the city of Alwar.The district is bounded on the north by Haryana state, and on the east by Bharatpur, on the south by Dausa, and on the west by Jaipur districts.


The first reference to Alwar goes back to story of Prahald-Hiryanyakashyap, next in Mahabharata where the Pandavas lived their one year in hidden exile (Virat Nagar) called Barath, the area gained prominence under the rulership of Gurjar Pratihars and their allies Badgujars. It was a part of vast Northern Indian empire known as Gurjara - Pratihara. The town previously named as "Matsyanagar", meaning the city of fishes.Mr. Bhanwar Jitendra Singh is Member of Parliament from Alwar.

The city houses numerous places of historical and tourist interest. The district also has accountable high turnover industries in functioning including the Ashok Leyland, Pepsi, Parryware, Kajaria Ceramics. The city is also famous for the vegetable market connection to the other parts of the country mainly for the onion and mustard seed supply. One of the world famous things is the Milkcake.

Bala Qilla (Fort), situated in the Aravali Hills is one of the best fort present in the rajasthan. It is said that it has been never invaded or conquered by any king. Just behind the bala qilla is the Nikumbh Mahal. There are many small palaces in the city and an old museum with a good collection of paintings, armours, old weapons.

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