The Alwar Fort, which is popularly known as Bala Quila, is one of the city’s most beloved structures. Located at 340 metres above the city, the fort was built in the 15th century by the Khanzada Rajput ruler, Hasan Khan Mewati. Over the years, several dynasties have reigned over it – including the Mughals, Marathas and Kachwaha Rajputs – giving the building its unique blend of architectural styles. It is comprised of 51 small and 15 large towers, six intricately carved gates each named after a ruler, 446 musketry openings, 15 temples, reservoirs and several palaces (mahals). The most noteworthy structures include the Salim Sagar Pond, Jai Mahal, Suraj Kund, Nikumbh Mahal and the Chakradhari Hanuman and Sita Ram temples.