History of Siliserh Lake Palace 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. Facilities at Siliserh Lake 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. Best time to visit Siliserh Lake Palace 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. How to Reach Siliserh Lake Palace 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. Top Tourist Places in Alwar Bhangarh fort Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary Siliserh Lake Palace Kesroli Sariska Palace City Palace All Tourist Places in Alwar Tips 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.
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