Bala Quila Alwar

Bala Quila also known Alwar fort is a fort in Alwar in Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated on a hill in the Aravalli Range, above the town of Alwar. The fort is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long and is about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) wide.
It was built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550 C.E. In the following centuries it went the Mughals, Marathas, the Jats and last to the Kachwaha Rajputs.

Babur (the first Mughal king in India) spent a night here. He took away the treasure that was kept there and gave it to his son, Humayun. Later Jahangir stayed there for some time when he was packed off by his authoritarian father, Akbar. The place where he stayed came to be called Salim Mahal.

Hindu scriptures (the Puranas), dictate that a fort is the strength of a king. Within the fort are 15 large and 51 small towers , 340 metres above the city.

Visitors may initially be made very uncomfortably unwelcome and threatened with fines for even coming to the fort but it is only 20 rupees.
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