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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Trip to Neemrana Fort Palace, Rajasthan



Neemrana is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India, situated at 122 km from Delhi and 150 km from Jaipur on the Delhi-Jaipur highway in Neemrana tehsil.

It is situated in between Behror and Shahajahanpur. Neemrana is an industrial hub. This area is also known as Ahirwal region in India.

It is the site of a 16th-century hill-fort occupied by Chauhans till 1947. The erstwhile ruling family is considered to be of the direct lineage of Prithviraj Chauhan. Some distance from Neemrana is another fort, Kesroli in Alwar district, that is one of the oldest heritage sites. Historians trace it to the Matsya Janapada of the Mahabharata times.

In Kesroli one gets to see the oldest remains of Buddhist Vihara at Viratnagar where the Pandavas spent the last year of their exile incognito; Pandupole, with the only reclining statue of Hanuman; the samadhi of the ruler saint Bhartrihari.

The Rajasthan government, through Rajasthan Industrial Cooperation RIICO, has developed industrial zones in various stages in Neemrana in Alwar district in the past several years. Apart from the usual industrial areas, the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) and the Japanese industrial zone in Majra kath are particularly noteworthy.

Companies from India and abroad have set up their units in these industrial areas and many more new industries are arriving, creating new employment opportunities. The Japanese industrial zone developed by RIICO is an extension of previously existing industrial zone. The Korean Zone is also coming up the silver wood township.

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