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Address: Nr. Nikumbha Mahal Palace, Alwar 301001, India

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Bala Quila

The place is closed down...they say for renovation, but I heard it has become a police Post now. There is no timeline for its re-opening & was a big let-down. However, the road to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2014
MDG1971
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The place is closed down...they say for renovation, but I heard it has become a police Post now. There is no timeline for its re-opening & was a big let-down. However, the road to the fort is scenic...lucky travellers will get to sight Peacocks, Monkeys, Langurs, NeelGai and a lot of birds all along the road. The view from the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The drive is scenic along the sides of the mountain. There is little crowd since it is within a reserve forest. The fort is closed for renovation. Make sure you ask them for the way to the View Point. It is about a 15 minute on-trail hike through the shrubs to reach this place. The view is amazing and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I visited at times of monsoon so enjoyed lush greenery all around , enjoyed the view outside along with dozens of peacocks , monkey and even a deer ! My daughter enjoyed the wildlife in original habitat. Quila as such has nothing to mention about though but we enjoyed the view of city from top!

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Dubai
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its closed for renovation. and there is no sign to say so. once u drive all the way up to the fort cops stationed there will inform u that u cant go inside :(

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Gurgaon, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Go there only if you want to travel uphill and get disappointed. Heritage property, not maintained and converted into a police post !!! This truly is making a mockery of India's rich history. The only saving grace is Karni Mata's temple if you are religious and peacocks that you might run into while driving.

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guna
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Road to the Bala quila was quite fasinating but when u reach dere u get to knw tht u have take permission form some police head quarters to get into the palace.. and the palace is also very small. but its location is quite mesmerizing.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The trip to the fort was worth all the trouble. got to see deer and peacocks on the way. Very exotic fort. with amazing views of the surrounding hills and paddy fields But do remember to take a permit from the main police control room at Alwar close to the bus stand since the fort is not accessible to the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The fort is huge, but the only problem seems to be that there is nothing. The first and second floors which are apparently, good view points are blocked for tourists and there is nobody there to guide us around. A guy outside sells chai and some other consumables and will guide you to a tower/post about 50 meters away from... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The road to Bala Quilla was itself was so beautiful and quilla itself was magnificent. However, maintenance is require to be done. Don't forget to take prior permission from Police to visit inside the quilla.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

There is nothing in the fort. It is in a state of complete neglect. It is occupied by state police who do not even allow climbing up the stairs. The tea vendor outside guided us to the View Point from where there is a beautiful view of Alwar city and on the other side you can see vast expanses of... More 

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