Popularly known as the land of tigers, Alwar is a charismatic city situated at the foothills of the Aravali ranges. The city derived its name from the Salva tribe located in that region. The name Alwar is the final outcome of deformation of Salwapur, as it was called earlier.
Alwar festival is an occasion to have lots of fun and enjoyment for three-days which is scheduled to take place in the region from February13 to 15, 2014. The festival provides great opportunity to witness the folk culture, music, handicrafts and colorful traditions of the region.
Shilp Gram’ (handicraft village) is also organized by the Alwar Collector and chairman of the festival committee to showcase hand-made items and laying a stress on to promote the manual skills. It holds a variety of events, including elephant polo, fancy dress and sketching competitions for children and flower show. The exotic, rare and antique items of the region are exhibited here.