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Siliserh Lake Palace

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Siliserh Lake Palace, Alwar Overview

Spread over a large area of 7 square kilometres, Siliserh Lake is an amazing tourist attraction filled with fun activities and places to relax such as the Silserh Lake Palace bordering the water reservoir. The famous palace is a frequented destination by visitors and travellers looking to refresh themselves from the ruckus of city life. The lake is a famous picnic site in the region, and it imposes itself before the palace in a wonderful natural setting.

Having recently been converted into a heritage hotel by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), the Siliserh Lake Palace now serves as an esteemed royal getaway amidst the rolling hills of the Aravalli range and the spectacular Siliserh Lake. Energizing activities such as boating and fishing are popular crowd attractors along with the huge number of migratory birds that vacation in during peak seasons. The age-old heritage hotel serves as the perfect accommodation, with a beautiful natural landscape and great amenities. Located at a distance of 16 kilometres from Alwar city, it is easily accessible and is probably the best destination around to cool off the Rajasthan heat!

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The city of Alwar is nestled within the ranges of the Aravalli hills and served as an important strategic city for the rulers of the state. Alwar was once an ancient Rajput state, previously known as Mewat. Maharaja Vinay Singh, the ruler of Alwar, built this magnificent palace in 1845 AD on the banks of the Silserh Lake for his beloved wife, Shila. The Silserh Lake Palace was initially established as a royal lodge for hunting and residing purposes. It was later converted into a full-fledged palace.

The majestic views of the Aravalli hill range along with the expansive lake make for an amazing sight from the Silserh Lake Palace. The architectural grandness of the 19th-century palace fuses immaculately with the natural charm of the surroundings. The heritage site offers plenty of fun-filled activities, ranging from family picnics and fishing in the calm waters of the lake to having a memorable boating and sailing experience. The now-converted heritage hotel is a fascinating place to plan your stay.

Silserh Lake Palace offers 12 guest rooms for visitors, that are divided into Luxury Suites, A/C Rooms and Non-A/C Rooms, all attached with luxurious facilities. The rooms are fitted with necessary amenities to fulfil the need of each visitor. The tariffs for each room along with the availability can be found on the official website of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. The palace also provides a fantastic dining experience at the Multi-cuisine restaurant that serves continental, Indian and typical delicious Rajasthani cuisines.

The best time to visit Siliserh Lake Palace and Alwar to soak up the natural beauty of the surrounding region is during the winter season from October to February when the weather is comparatively calmer and pleasant. The rainy months post June covers the neighboring Aravalli hills with a verdant green carpet and is an amazing sight. The summer months are very hot, which goes without saying in the state of Rajasthan.

1. Avoid swimming as supposedly there are crocodiles in the lake waters. (Presumed because of a beware hoarding sign on the lake shore)
2. Alwar is known for its hand-made papier-maches.
3. The hotel also organizes pedal and boating rides for its customers.

Alwar is accessible by roadways from the major cities in India such as New Delhi and Jaipur via the six lanes Delhi-Gurgaon-Jaipur highway. Both the cities are equidistant at 160 kilometres away. The city centre of Alwar is 16 kilometres from Siliserh Lake Palace. Other major towns and cities like Agra, Dausa, Mathura, Gwalior, Kota, Gurugram etc. are well connected by interstate public and private transport.

Alwar falls on the broad gauge network on the Western Railways.The nearest major railway station is in the city of Alwar itself which falls on the Delhi-Jaipur line, connecting Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Mumbai. An exotic vintage train called the 'Fairy Queen' operates from Alwar to Delhi on an occasional basis and is the oldest working locomotive steam train in the world, dating back to 1855!

The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and the Jaipur International Airport are the nearest major airports to Alwar.

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