Alsisar

Historic sites

Rajasthan

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Alsisar, located in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, is one of the historic places of India. It is also a part of the Shekhawati region which is a historic region consisting of Jhunjhunu, Sikar Churu districts, and some parts of Nagaur & Jaipur. It is known for castles, cenotaphs, Havelis, and ancient Hindu temples. Alsisar Mahal is one of the most famous forts where the popular Magnetic Fields Festival is organized every year. These forts and castles are known for extremely artistic paintings. Most forts are artistically designed with fresco paintings which is one of the major tourist attractions in Alsisar. 

Moving to the best time to visit Alsisar Rajasthan. In summer, Rajasthan becomes hotter, hence exploring may become a little bit overwhelming. So, early winter is the perfect time to explore this heritage town.  

History of Alsisar

The Alsisar town is named after the famous fort “Alsisar Fort”. The history of Alsisar is one of the parts of the Shekhawati historical region. The Shekhawati region includes districts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, and some parts of Nagaur & Jaipur. With Alsisar fort, The Shekhawati also consists of several other forts like Sikar Fort, Churu Fort, Nawalgarh Fort, Mandawa Fort. In 1757, the Alsisar Fort was built by Alsisar Thakur Samarth Singh who was the son of Thakur Pahad Singh of Heerwa and great-grandson of Raja Shardul Singh of Jhunjhunu.

The fort was attacked by the Shekhawati Brigade which was led by Colonel Forrester of the British East India Company Army. In 1954, the fort was rebuilt. Though, it was not in good condition. Again, the restoration began in the year 2000 and completed in 2006. Then, it is turned into a heritage hotel and is managed by Thakur Gaj Singh who is the 8th generation of the Thakur clan. It is locally known as “Alsisar Thikana”. 

Also Read: Known as the Lake City, this place is also famous for the presence of numerous temples

Major Attractions in and Around Alsisar

1. Alsisar Mahal

Now a heritage hotel! The Alsisar Fort is adorned with beautiful fresco paintings and grand courtyards. This 17th-century fort was artistically built and holds a surreal ambiance. Several scenes in the paintings depict the day-to-day life of the the-then era. 

2. Satya Narayan Temple

This ancient temple holds beauty and a serene aura. The temple is dedicated to the deity Satya Narayana who is one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. 

3. Shri Rani Sati Temple

This temple is intriguing to visit and feel the history around it. The temple says a lot about Sati Practice during Indo-Aryan culture. 

4. Walk around the town

If you are a history buff, then roaming around the town will definitely give you some major throwbacks from the past. The beautiful town still holds the charm of a gone era. It is a perfect getaway from the rush and rustic city life. 

5. Shopping for Handicrafts

There are several local markets with several handicraft stalls that sell beautiful Rajasthani art and craft in the form of beautiful mojris, household, and gift items. 

How to Reach Alsisar

Every region of Rajasthan denotes the significance of the state and that is “Royalty”. One can feel the rich culture with the simplicity of locals. Alsisar is definitely untouched by their signature remark. Here, people mostly speak in Marwari, Mewari, Wagdi, and more depending on regional classification. The town is 224.7 km via NH9, 1,286.2 km via NH48, 1,666.1 km via NH19, 2,255.5 km via NH 48 away from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively.

By Air. The nearest airports are Jaipur International Airport, Bikaner Airport, and New Delhi Airport. These airports are well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai with frequent airline services from AirAsia, Air India. Jaipur International Airport serves domestic as well as international flights, thus, is a major airport of Rajasthan. It is also well-connected by bus services including cities like Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, Ahmedabad, and Vadodara. 

By Road. Alsisar town is well-connected to neighboring towns, cities, and states. There are several local ad public buses run from cities like Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. If you are traveling by your personal vehicle, it is even easier. From Delhi, you can take National Highway 9 or 709 to reach Alsisar. It is just 254 kilometers away from Delhi and can reach within 5 hours. From Haryana, you need to take the National Highway 52 and it will take more than 2 hours to reach the Alsisar town. Traveling from metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru can be a bit overwhelming. Though, if you are a travel enthusiast, can experience a cultural-exchange-journey from these cities to Alsisar.

By Rail. The nearest railway station is Hadyal Railway Station which is situated in Ratnapura in Churu District. It is just 32 kilometers away from the Alsisar. Hence, it will take around one hour to reach Alsisar. Also, if you are traveling from other cities in India, you can opt for Jaipur Railway Station. It is connected to major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. 

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here. 

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