The Aravalli Mountains make up one of the oldest ranges in the world, formed between one and two billion years ago.
The highest peak in the Aravallis is Guru Peak on Mount Abu, which at 1,722m is a fifth the height of Everest.
The city of Alwar grew in around a 14th century Rajput fort and is still surrounded by a city wall and moat.
Alwar is located in the centre of the ‘Golden Triangle’, equidistant from popular sites of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Sariska Tiger Reserve was given national park status in 1979 and is one of the most visited national parks in India.
Alwar is known as ‘Tiger Gate’ after its proximity to the Sariska Tiger Reserve which used to be a hunting ground for the city.