Spread over a whopping 7 square kilometres, Siliserh Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions around. And if that’s not enough to get your excitement levels up, wait till you hear about the Siliserh Lake Palace, which borders the reservoir and has been converted into a heritage hotel by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC).
But it’s not just the palace that’s worth checking out. The lake itself is a prime picnic spot and a crowd favourite. It’s not every day that you get to go boating and fishing amidst the beautiful hills of the Aravalli range and the sparkling Siliserh Lake.
And let’s not forget about the migratory birds that drop by during peak seasons. They sure know how to vacation in style!
The palace itself is no less impressive. Built by Maharaja Vinay Singh in 1845 AD for his beloved wife, Shila, the palace was initially a royal hunting lodge before being converted into a full-fledged palace. Talk about a love story fit for royalty! And the views from the palace are simply breathtaking. The natural charm of the surroundings and the architectural grandeur of the palace make for a stunning combination.
And if you’re wondering about where to stay, the Siliserh Lake Palace has got you covered. With 12 guest rooms to choose from, including Luxury Suites, A/C Rooms and Non-A/C Rooms, you’re sure to find one that fits your style and budget. And the amenities are just as impressive as the palace itself. Plus, there’s a fantastic multi-cuisine restaurant that serves up everything from continental to Indian to mouth-watering Rajasthani dishes.
But remember, timing is key when planning your trip. The best time to visit is during the winter season from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and calm. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the rainy months post June, you’ll be treated to a verdant green carpet covering the neighboring Aravalli hills.
But beware of the summer months, they can get pretty hot and sticky!
Getting to Alwar and Siliserh Lake Palace is a breeze. The city is easily accessible by roadways from major cities like New Delhi and Jaipur via the six-lane Delhi-Gurgaon-Jaipur highway. And if you’re coming from further afield, both the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and the Jaipur International Airport are nearby. And if you’re a train enthusiast, the major railway station in Alwar is just a hop, skip and a jump away.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your camera and get ready for an adventure fit for royalty at Siliserh Lake Palace!