Bala Quila
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Fort situated on the oldest aravali mountain range in rajasthan.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gaurav Rawat
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The qila looks impressive from the road below but they were not allowing private vehicles inside. It was a big disappointment when we are ready to pay the entry fees for the vehicle as well as for us. Only way to go till the fort is to hire the forest safari gypsy and they were quoting Rs 1320/- for 2 people which in my opinion is quite high rate for a small 15-20 minutes ride. We went to siliserh lake instead.
Written November 1, 2020
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Sumit C
New Delhi, India60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Never knew of this fort, searched it through google maps and surprisingly a very good one. The drive itself to the fort is through the jungle and another gate of the tiger reserve.

The fort is quite big and through few points of the fort you can see the entire alwar city.

It is quite enjoyable, though some small climb and trek is required to reach to certain points.

Nothing much to do in the fort but the view is fantastic when you go to the edges and can spend 1-2 hours appreciating .
Written December 7, 2021
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Rajiv Bajaj
New Delhi, India2,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
We were here on the Holi weekend, and after having read some of the reviews, we were double-minded about visiting. However, having read that the place afforded some spectacular views of Alwar city, we decided to give it a go.

The entry to the road leading to Bala Quila is through a gate manned by the Forest department, as the place is a protected Eco Zone, and vehicles, though allowed to go up to the fort, are charged a nominal entry fee. However, the forest department also offers a private safari in open gypsies that not only cover the fort, but also the leopard trails - areas where private vehicles are not allowed. It costs Rs 1300 per Gypsy for six people. As we were altogether nine persons, we decided to leave our vehicles at the gate and hired two vehicles to take us on the tour, which lasts for about 2 hours. It turned out to be a wise decision.

Each vehicle come with a nature guide, and the guides who accompanied us certainly knew their jobs. The drive to the fort was excellent, and we also did some off-roading to visit the leopard trail, something that wewould have missed, had we driven on our own. No, we did not see any leopards, but we saw loads of peacocks and Sambar deer.

On the leopard trail there were also some very interesting ruins of another old palace. And in the middle of this trail there was also a makeshift open temple under a banyan tree. At one point in the trail, we were asked to alight form the vehicles and the guides then took us on foot to a watering point where the leopards and other animals come to drink water. It was an interesting walk through the forest.

Bala Quila itself wasn't so interesting, as the place is poorly maintained there is nothing much to see there. In the compound there is an old cannon supposedly made of an alloy comprising 8 metals. This was also in a poor state and was supported on its carriage with the help of two large stones. There is also a temple in the complex.

In the inner complex there are some rooms that are so dark that you cannot enter without switching on the flashlight on your mobiles, and when you turn the light upwards you see hordes of bats hanging there. Eerie, to say the least !

The fort is built high on a hilltop and the views of the sprawling city from there are spectacular and breathtaking.

My advice to travellers would be to go there to enjoy the drive and the views. The Bala Quila is incidental to the trip. And if you can, do take the safari instead of your own vehicles. The off-road tracks that you get to see are amazing.
Written March 17, 2017
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Adv.SiddharthVerma
New Delhi, India335 contributions
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Dec 2012 • Friends
Presently, entry is not allowed for four wheelers. They say that the road is in bad shape. It is 8 km above on a Hill Top. So, must be having a clear and nice view of the entire Alwar City.
Written January 2, 2013
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Rakeshsharmandmc
Agra, India509 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Bala Quila also known as Alwar fort is located on a hill in Alwar town which can be easily reached through a steep road. Just before you start climbing, the entry tickets have to be purchased, which is Rs. 10/- per individual, but the car ticket costs Rs. 50/-. The way to the the top is through a nice, steep, winding road with good views. On the way Nilgai, monkeys and peacocks can be spotted.
The fort is in an utterly neglected and decrepit condition & has been occupied by the police who use it as it's wireless office. Only the entry to the main courtyard is permitted, where a small temple withe beautiful idols of Gods is located apart from few old, broken cannons.
The fort is in an absolute state of neglect, and why the RTDC cannot develop it as a tourist appealing place is a puzzle. Even the big deers enter the fort & roam inside like stray cattle.
On request, the policemen staying there permit the tourists to go on the upper floors though it is prohibited.
Written November 29, 2017
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Mehak
New Delhi, India73 contributions
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Mar 2017 • Friends
I had randomly paid a visit to this fort and it turned out to be very disappointing. Car charges are Rs 50 and Rs 10 per person. There's absolutely no maintenance. It is dirty and disgraceful.
Written March 16, 2017
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Avinash_H
Bhiwadi, India309 contributions
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Mar 2011 • Couples
It is an old fort which is under renovation for last 2 years. Before that it was closed for public and could be visited only after taking permission from local Police in writing.

The fort is huge and has walls surrounding it for more than 7 miles. The fort has wild animals and part of the fort is under forest department. One can see Sambhar (Blue Bull), Sehi (Porcupine), Hiran (Deer), wild boars, Monkeys, etc. There are many temples inside the fort. Nowadays, Karni Mata temple is visited by lakhs of people during Navratras.

Palace inside is huge and under extensive repair. Old guns and canons are being cleaned for display.

It is always pleasant even during peak summers. There is a water tank which was later added for providing water to the wild animals.

Way to the fort is from Railway station -> Bus Stand -> Ashoka Talkies -> Pratap Bund. A road near Pratap Bund will take you up inside the Fort. There are many Gates to enter the Fort but it is the only motorable road.

Below the fort, there is the City Palace, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Sagar, Chhatanki (Hanuman Temple) etc. One can walk up inside the fort from Kishan Kund which is about 2 KM from Sagar.

Inside the Fort, there are different variety of herbs and trees. I know of a person who is a resident of Alwar and animal lover. He knows history of fort and other places in the Alwar.
Written February 23, 2012
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HOMPRS
New Delhi, India519 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
For budget travelers:
Fort is poorly maintained and not the main attraction. Its only the grand view from the top that makes it interesting.
Option 1: Reach the Collectorate office/Government museum. Visit the museum first (Well maintained and informative). Then visit the moosi chhatri and bawri just behind the museum. From there one can easily walk 3-4kms to reach the top (Bala quila). Bala quila is closed in monsoons as the structure is rickety. There is a way to the left of the entry to bala quila which will take you to the guard pillars of the fort which should be visited.

Option 2: Reach the entry gate. Entry fees (Rs.10/pp). Private vehicles (cars/bike) allowed to bala quila. If hired (autos charge- Rs.300/- approx to and fro)

Note: 1) Govt. safari cars to bala quila- Rs.600/- to and fro; Safari to inner areas - starts at Rs.1300/-. They have different areas but few areas remain closed in monsoons). Wild animal (leopard) sighting is not confirmed though (only if you are lucky).
2) The walkable way to bala quila (from behind the government museum) is open throughout the year. People may not guide you there as they want everybody to reach the entry gate and hire vehicles. If u have private vehicle then its ok.
Written September 2, 2019
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SachinMakwana
New Delhi, India49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Ohky.. finally we are complete our tour from Bala quila. Which is situated in alwar and it is create on very high location of the hill. The roads are very fine. When u will reached at top u will see beauty of the city and there will be awesome view ever.
Written February 16, 2019
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Kanchan S
New Delhi, Delhi, India402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
When We visited, We saw sambar deer on the way which was the amazing part of my journey. We enjoyed a lot. You can see the whole city on the top of the Bala Qila.
Written November 15, 2018
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