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The Top 5 Beautiful Lakes in the Land of Maharajas, Rajasthan

By Alex - May 22, 2020
A lake in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state that is filled with a strong aroma of tradition and culture. The Indian state which was formerly known as the Rajputana is where history blends with modernity. The place had many natural phenomena and man-made architects that attracts and welcomes travellers from all over the world. The land of Rajasthan is filled with palaces, gardens, museums and forts making it a sumptuous landscape. However, the ones that stand up and increase the charm are the lakes in Rajasthan. Read on to know more about the lakes that are unmatchable in beauty and might and you can’t afford visiting these places on your next trip to Rajasthan

5 Best Lakes in Rajasthan

There are many lakes spread throughout the state and each one is unique in their own way. But if you are a big fan of picturesque water bodies and looking to explore the best of them, here is the list of top 5 lakes in Rajasthan to help you out.

1. Mansagar Lake – Home to Jal Mahal and Migrating Birds

Mansagar Lake is one of the most eloquent lakes present in Rajasthan. The beautiful Jal Mahal rests in the middle of this magnificent and lake and with the backdrop of Nahargarh Hills, it feels majestic to witness the lake. Even though Boating isn’t allowed in this lake, there is an observation point at the banks. That is the place from where you can admire and fall in love with the beautiful view of the lake. There are many migratory birds such as blue-tailed bee-eaters, grey heron and wagtails which can be seen on a seasonal basis. If you are planning to visit Mansagar lake, there are many attractions which you shouldn’t miss like the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jabaj Vrindavan Park.

Bird view of Mansagar Lake in Rajasthan
Image by Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay

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2. Lake Pichola – The Jewel in the City of Lakes

This beautiful piece of nature is present fittingly at the city of Lakes, Udaipur. It is one of the most famous lakes in Rajasthan and surrounded by magnificent architectures and magnificent landmarks. The history of the lake starts as early as 1362 AD. The lake possesses two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. The lake attracts a lot of people not only because of its beauty but it has other magnificent marvels nearby. Bagore Ki Haveli, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Ambrai Ghat and City places are the major attractions to look for.

Amazing view of Lake Pichola
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3. Jaisamand Lake – Manmade magnificence

Jaisamand Lake stands as a testimony to the fact that Rajasthan is a mix of natural beauties and man-made wonders. The lake spread out to almost 36 km sq and is the second-largest artificial lake in India. You can witness the enrichment of ornate cenotaphs with immaculate carvings on the banks of the lake. There is a palace courtyard in the northern side which is a good spot to chill and enjoy an amazing view of the Jaisamand Lake. The lake came into existence at 1685 and Maharana Jai Singh approved the construction of this lake along with a dam on Gomti River. The other places in the vicinity that are worth visiting are the Dhebar Lake Marble Dam, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Jaisamand Island Resort and summer palaces of the queens.

Jaisamand lake in Rajasthan
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Also read: A Glimpse into the history of Rajasthan

4. Sambhar Salt Lake – India’s Largest Inland Salt Lake

Sambhar Salt Lake is a bit distinctive than other lakes that you will find in Rajasthan. This is the largest inland salt lake in India and the water here is saltier than the seawater. It is famous for being the source for the largest salt production in India. The lake was also mentioned in the epic Indian Literature Mahabharata. The lake reflects the original culture and tradition of Rajasthan. If you are someone who is intrigued by birdwatching, safari and other sightseeing attractions, this is the place for you. Additionally, you can visit the Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary and Shakambari Devi Temple which are found nearby.

An old picture of Sambhar Salt lake
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5. Gadsisar Lake – The Water Source of Jaisalmer

The Gadsisar Lake is present right next to a desert and is accompanied by many monuments nearby. The name of the lake comes from the late ruler Maharaja Gadsi Singh, who gave the order to construct the lake to fulfil all the water necessities of the desert city, Jaisalmer. At present day, the lake no longer serves the purpose but it attracts a lot of tourists with its scenic appeal. You can also view flocks of migratory birds chirping and flying around adding to the beauty. Talon Ki Pol and Desert Cultural Centre are some of the other popular places to visit near Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer.

People and boats at Gadsisar Lake in rajasthan
Image by DEZALB from Pixabay

These amazing lakes are a few of the many things that makes Rajasthan a beautiful place to visit. The state provides you with one of the best experiences of your life with all nature and tradition. So, Don’t wait and start planning your very own trip to Rajasthan with Pickyourtrail. Click here to read more travel stuff about the attractions all over India.

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