First place we visited in Alwar was Siliser Lake. The lake was around 20 km from Alwar town. We found that Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation had converted an old palace into Lake Palace Hotel. The hotel building, used to be hunting lodge of an erstwhile maharaja, was built in 1845. The hotel could be photographed only from the middle of the lake.
The parking lot where we could enter was on the top floor of the building. From the parking lot one could get a grand view of the lake and the hill. One can go down to the boat parking dock and rent a boat or jet sky and go in the middle of the lake.
To enter the hotel as a tourist one has to buy a ticket paying Rs. 50 per person. Me and my daughter entered the roof top restaurant to take a few pictures after purchasing ticket. A view from roof top is shown.
The hotel and its surroundings were full of wild life. We could see monkeys and langoors. Two baby monkies wanted to demonstrate their power and their anger at us by shaking a tree on which they were sitting.
Langoor was much more calm and pragmatic. It simply looked on as I clicked my camera.
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