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SILISERH - THE PICTURESQUE LAKE

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR CITIES

Jaipur:

160 km

Alwar:

13 km

Tijara:

48 km

BEST TIME TO VISIT:[

September to February

Siliserh Lake is one of the most enchanting lake palaces of Rajasthan state, built as a summer retreat by the third ruler of Alwar, Raja Vinay Singh. The palace is located hidden from view by the lush green Aravalli hills on three sides and a beautiful calm lake.


PAST

Located 13 kms from the city of Alwar, the enchanting Siliserh Lake was built in 1845 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh. The lake was built by constructing an earthern dam between two hills to store the water of a small tributary of river Ruparel. Siliserh is a beautiful lake, covering an area of 7 sq. km, adorned with domed cenotaphs.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Siliserh Lake: The lake is picturesquely set amidst the forested slopes of Aravalli Hills. The lake attracts a lot of migratory birds adding colour and music to the scene. But for the hustle of the whispering woods and chirping birds, the place promises total calm and is ideal for a trek. Siliserh Palace: Cradled in the hills and overlooking the lake, is a magnificent palace or the royal hunting lodge. This tastefully built old palace provides a breathtaking view of the water spread of the lake and its surrounding environment. The basement of this four storeyed palace leads to the water level of the lake. Now converted into a tourist hotel and managed by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, this palace was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his queen, Shila. When paddle-boating, tourists enjoy a splendid view of the palace from the lake, while others view an equally spectacular sunrise and sunset from the terrace of the palace.

AROUND THE CITY

Ajabgarh: Located 21 kms south of Thana Ghazi in Alwar district, this place is well known for a temple called Shri Raghunathji. Tijara: The old historic town situated 48 kms north east of Alwar, has an imposing fort worth seeing.      Vijaimandir Palace: 10 kms from Alwar, this royal residence of Maharaja Jai Singh, in 1918, overlooks a scenic, rippling lake. Jaisamand Lake: This large artificial lake located 6 kms from Alwar, was constructed by Raja Jai Singh in 1910 AD.

GETTING THERE

Air : Delhi 163 kms is the nearest airport.

Rail : Good connection from prominent locations in and around the state. Some important train connections are Shatabdi Express (New Delhi - Alwar Ajmer); Superfast Express (New Delhi -Alwar - Ajmer).

Road : Regular services link Alwar with key destinations in and not far off Rajasthan and Delhi.
Local transport: Unmetered auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws and tongas.

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