Practically every town or city in Rajasthan is hallowed with a fortress and castles. So is Alwar. The enormous Bala Quila, sitting tall up on a 320 m vertical rock face, is what lends this earliest city much of its appeal. Although we do not know who constructed this abandoned fort, it has erected there viewing over Alwar from even beforehand the Mughals came into the section. This means that it was built before the 16th century. And we know this for sure for the reason that Babar (the chief Mughal ruler in India) is recognized to have spent an overnight here. Not just that, he even appropriated away the excellent treasure that was kept here and extraordinary it to his son, Humayun’s. Far along Jahangir had also stayed there for a certain time when he was packed off by his strict father, King Akbar. The fort where he stayed came to be named Salim Mahal. (Jahangir was really evacuated by King Akbar because he tried to slay Abdul Fazal, one of the nine ornaments of his father's courtyard). Bala Quila was lastly is taken over by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1776.
The antique Hindu scriptures, the Purans, decree that 'a fort is the forte of a monarch. The Bala Quila demonstrates it to excellence. The wide-ranging battlements elasticity 5 km from north side to south and 1.6 km from east to west side. Within this are 15 big and 51 small strongholds is balanced on the edge top, 345 m above the town and 590 m overhead the sea level. The fort's safety was fairly rock-solid; there are 450 openings for musketry, lengthways with 8 enormous bastions surrounding it.