Siliserh Lake, Rajasthan

The Siliserh Lake in Alwar is a very interesting waterbody at the confluence of a number of historical as well as tourist attractions. Spread over an area of more than seven kilometres, this charming lake of Siliserh is a manmade spectacle dating back to the year 1845 and has been admired for its engineering marvel as it still is a prime source of water to neighbouring localities in Alwar. Constructed under the generous and liberal patronage of His Majesty Maharaja Vinay Khan with a view to eradicating Alwar state's water supply woes, this beautiful lake was supposed to be responsible for Alwar city's complete water reserve. It also served as a lakefront retreat for the likes of royalty and a resplendent palatial structure in peerless white still stands on the lake albeit in slight ruins as a silent testament to the glorious past. Efforts are being made to restore this palatial marvel to its glorious past and transform the structure into a heritage luxury hotel.

The Siliserh Lake also alternates as picnic grounds for locals with its green pasturs on the periphery of the lake but its strategic location aptly compliments the Neemrana Fort Palace on one side while also acting as the gateway to wildlife sanctuary Sariska National Park which is nestled away in the thickness of vegetation nurtured by the majestic Aravalli range in the backdrop presenting for rich viewing. In the present day and age the city of Alwar is no longer dependent exclusively on the lake to resolve it water supply issues and hence the waterfront also adds some entertainment value to attract tourists and locals. The boating facilities are available on the waterfront, with many boats playing their trade in different sizes and shapes.

Timings

Siliserh Lake open at 05:30 AM to 06:30 PM - All Days

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