Thanagazi Village, Rajasthan, India – 90.47%
Review of Thanagazi Village in Alwar district:
“Close to marble quarries, we often have blasting in mines just 30 kilometers from our village. We also have some agricultural activity in the tehsil”
Review by Dinesh
Overall Rating – 3/3
Overall Score – 90.47%
Duration of Stay – Long Term
Time of Visit – 2022
Purpose of Visit – Work
Cover Image: Bus stand in Thanagazi (Source: Hemsingh Kumbhawat)
How to reach Thanagazi Village:
- “Located along Narayanpur Road, just off National Highway 248A”.
- Thanagazi village is located in Thanagazi tehsil of Alwar district in Rajasthan, India. The village is also a Gram Panchayat.
- Thanagazi is 45 km away from district headquarter Alwar.
- The village is located just few meters from the Sahpura-Gurgaon Road (National Highway #248A), a spur road of NH #48. NH #248A goes up to Sahpura near Jaipur. State Highway #52 is also only 1 km away. It boasts of excellent connectivity to all parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.
- One can avail cabs/private cars and buses from the bus stand in Thanagazi itself. It is located on NH 248A and is well connected to all parts of Rajasthan-Haryana.
- The closest Railway Station is Malakhera (35 km), while Alwar junction is 44 km by road.
- Nearest major Airport is in Jaipur (110 km) while Dera Airstrip (12 km) is located within Thanagazi Tehsil
Places of Interest in Thanagazi and Alwar
- Thanagazi Fort (1 km) was built on top of a hill in 1700s by Rav Raja Pratap Singh to defend the city of Alwar. Now in ruins, but still a popular tourist spot. One can get a view of the village from the fort.
- Ancient city of Bairat or Viratnagar is located just 16 km from Thanagazi. Capital of the Matsya Kingdom of Iron Age (1400-350 BC), it was also one of the 16 Mahajanapadas of the Mauryan Empire.
- Sariska Tiger Reserve (10 km) is a wildlife sanctuary with arid and deciduous forests, grasslands and rocky hills. With an area of 881 sq km, it is one of the Project Tiger sanctuaries. It has the famous Bengal tigers and leopards.
- Built in 1500s, Bala Quila (45 km), also known as Alwar Fort or Alwar Quila, is a formidable structure comprising 15 small and 51 large towers. It has been inhabited by various dynasties including Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats.
- Siliserh Lake (38 km) covers an area of 7 sq km. It was built in 1845 by Maharaja Vinay Singh, by constructing a bund on the tributary of river Ruparel.
- Other places of tourist importance in Alwar district include Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (35 km), Pandupole Hanuman Mandir (27 km), Kankwari Fort (29 km) inside Sariska, and Stargate Observatory (29 km)
Places to Stay near Thanagazi
- Hill Fort Kesroli (55 km) is a 700 years old property, presently managed by Neemrana Hotels.
- Tiger’s Den Hotel (8.1 km), WOW Relish in the Wild (3 km), Sterling Sariska (4 km) and Sariska Retreat (4.5 km) are other hotels close by.
- Few budget accommodation options near Thanagazi are OYO Hotel Anand, The Fort View Guest House, Madhu Vilas Sariska Palace and RTDC Lake Palace Siliserh
Quality of Infrastructure in Thanagazi Village:
Access from Main Highway – 2/3
Presence of School – 3/3
Healthcare Facilities – 2/3
Electricity – 3/3
Water Supply – 3/3
Mobile Network – 3/3
Overall Rating – 3/3
The quality of schools, both private and government, is fairly decent – Maa Sharda, Saraswati UPS, TVM School and Maxfort Academy. There is a basic government community health center off NH 248A. Colleges like Shri Vinayak, Janki Devi, Bhabha Institute of Management Sciences, etc are located in and around Thanagazi village.
Review of Thanagazi Village:
“Thanagazi village is located very close to marble quarries and mines. Just about 30-40 km, we have blasting going on in quarries especially in and around Rajgarh tehsil.
Most of the workforce in villages is employed in marble transport and tourism.
Many stone work businesses are located around the village and provide livelihood to inhabitants.
We also have some agricultural activity within the tehsil. Tourism is also popular in Alwar.
Thanagazi is also famous for the big Fort on the hill top”
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