Places To Visit

Bala Qila Fort: is the imposing fort with its 5km of ramparts that stands 300m above the city. Predating the time of Pratap Singh, it is one of the few forts in Rajasthan built before the rise of the Mughals. It is a forbidding structure with numerous towers and gates. one of the few forts build in Rajasthan prior to the rise of the Mughals. Permission from the superintendant of police is required prior to visiting.

Government Museum (Formerly City Palace Complex): below the fort sprawls the City Palace complex. It has massive gates and a tank lined by a beautifully symmetrical chain of ghats and pavilions. An 18th century palace harmoniously blending the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Today, most of the complex is occupied by government offices, but there is also an interesting Government Museum. Exhibits include Mughal and Rajput painting dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, rare manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit, stunning weapons and musical instruments. The museum has the finest collection of Mughal and Rajput painting dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries and some rare ancient manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit. ‘Gulistan’ (the garden of roses), Waqiat-I-Babri ’ (autobiography of Mughal emperor Babar) and Bostan (the garden of spring) are some of the notable ones amongst the collection. It also has the copy of the great epic ‘Mahabharata’ painted by the artists of the Alwar school. A rich collection of the Indian armoury are among other exhibits of the museum. Rs 3; Free on Mondays.

Sagar: Behind the City Palace is an artificial lake built in 1815 A.D. by Maharaja Vinay Singh with few temples along its banks. A marvellous chhatri with unusual Bengali roof and arches, also known as the Moosi Maharani ki chhatri, is situated in this are Purjan

Vihar (Company Garden): A picturesque garden,laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 A.D. The garden has an enchanting settign called ‘Shimla’ which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh in 1885 A.D. The lush surrounding and the cool shades make it the idyllic visiting spot during summers.

PanduPol: In Sariska Jungle. A place where "Pandvas" stayed at the time of agyatvaas. There is a hanuman temple which have the unique hanuman idol(in the form of relax). it is placed in the middle of sariska jungle.