kankwari fort (alwar) , Rajasthan

kankwari is the site of Kankwadi fort and village, located in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district.The fort was founded by Jai Singh I as a famine work. In the 17th century, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb briefly imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh in the struggle for the succession of the Mughal throne. The historic Kankwari Fort in Alwar dates back to the days of Mughal rule in India. It is believed that Dara Shikoh, the brother of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, served his lifelong exile at the Kankwari Fort. History suggests that Aurangzeb dispelled his brother from the capital after a serious tiff and commanded a lifelong exile for him at the Kankwari Fort in Alwar that was specially built by Aurangzeb for the purpose. It is believed that nearly thousands of soldiers were ordered to stay at the fort round the clock to guard Dara Shikoh's activities and to ensure that he does not flee. Lovely fort bcoz it is related to our purwaj "MAHARAJA ROOP SINGH JI SAA JADON" its our virasat.

Kankwari Fort in Alwar is one of the major attractions for visitors to the world famous Sariska National Park. Kankwari Fort in Alwar is flanked with hillocks covered with lush plantations and sprawling green meadows that add to the beauty of the otherwise ruined fort. September to April is the best time to visit here. Timing: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. The Resort is about 15 km away from the Tiger Reserve. It is built over a large expanse with swimming pool and ample parking. It was in a state of renovation, thus, seemed to be half-ready for the holiday season. But, it had a good occupancy, The rooms were clean, the lawns well tended to. Though there was a problem of insects at night, but hope that would improve with time. The restaurant had a good buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff was courteous, helpful and prompt. They organised a nice cultural show also for the guests.


In Summer : March to June 32 °C - 46 °C

In Monsoon : July to September 26 °C - 43 °C

In Winters : October to February 5 °C - 28 °C


By Air :Alwar has its own domestic airport.

By Road :Alwar can be easily reached by road as well. There are well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations like Delhi, Sariska, Bharatpur, Deeg and Jaipur.

By Rail :Alwar has its own railway station(Alwar Jn.) connects with Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai and other important tourist cities of India.