Thanagazi is a village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The city of Alwar lies at a distance of 46 km north-east. Its capital city, Jaipur, is not too far away either and lies at a distance of 105 km south-west. Tourists visiting this village can explore the forts and havelis (palaces) in Alwar and Jaipur.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper and adequate lodging or hotel 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.
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
Due to lack of significant tourist sites in the village, one has to resort to Alwar which has the ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh, which has booked Alwar city a place in the international list of spooky places. Authorities ensure the restriction of people from being 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 118 km.
The Alwar Junction Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 45 km.
Mostly state-run RSRTC serve the city and connect it to other cities. Private services such as Shree Krishna Travels are also in the race. Buses to the village are available from both Jaipur as well as Alwar. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets