Kankwari Fort in Alwar is one of the major attractions
for visitors to the world famous Sariska National Park.
The ancient Kankwari Fort lies in the buffer area of
the sanctuary about 21 km from its main entry point.
Though the fort is lesser known but it holds special
significance in the history of medieval India. 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.
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.
If you are an adventure freak, you will simply love
the journey to the Kankwari Fort in Alwar. Driving on
a bumpy route up to the fort filled with huge boulders
and ditches all along the way is indeed some adventure
for a visitor to the national park. However, the picturesque
views of sprawling green landscapes and lush meadows
that surround the fort from all over make up for the
seemingly difficult journey to Kankwari Fort in Alwar.
Enveloped in absolute tranquility, Kankwari Fort is
surely worth a visit (despite a tough expedition) during
your stay in Alwar.
Rajasthan and Wildlife offers online booking for tour
packages to Kankwari Fort and other Forts in Alwar,
Rajasthan, India. For more information, or to book your
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