Baswa is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a part of the Dausa district and comes under the Jaipur division. The capital city of Jaipur is at a distance of 111 km south-west of the village. However, as a city, Alwar is the closest at a distance of 57 km. Often referred to as the ‘The Gateway of Rajasthan’, Alwar is a picturesque city with its hills, lakes and temples contributing to its beautiful landscape.
Places to Stay
The village may not have proper and adequate lodging facilities, which forces travelers to venture into Alwar city. The city has a good variety and range of budget hotels among which Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Ankur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Imperial Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 300) and the Maharaja Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650) are worth exploring.
The official language of the city is Hindi. Being not very far away from Haryana, Haryanvi is also understood by the local populace.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali and the two Eid(s) in November.
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in Alwar among which the ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh has booked the city a place in the international list of spooky places. Authorities ensure the restriction of people in the fort premises after sunset till sunrise. Other places of interest are the Jagannath Mandir, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Siliserh, Alwar Fort and others.
How to Get There
The closest airport to the city is the Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur at a distance of 116 km.
The Alwar Junction Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 55 km.
Mostly buses run by the state-run RSRTC serve the city and connect it to other cities. Private services such as Shree Krishna Travels are also in the race. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.