The largest Indian state, Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant and colorful states in the country. This amazing state has capacity of attracting visitors from each and every corners of the world as the land is dotted with innumerable tourist attraction spots. Each and every city, town and village of this state have many things to showcase to the visiting guests.
No place in India perhaps that much of variety of color in terms of attire, architecture, and customs. Some of popular tourism options are cultural tourism, wildlife tourism, and heritage tourism including majestic fort and places, village tourism, historical tourism. But Rajasthan Tour Package is incomplete without an experience of the spirited lakes.
Amazing heritages of this desert state have long been prompting visitors to book tickets on flights landing in India. It would certainly be no overemphasis to say that the tourists who visit this desert state of India are much fascinated by its magnificent lakes.
Let’s take a quick tour of the top ten reservoirs that holiday makers must include in their itinerary.
1. Lake Pichola
Located at: Udaipur
Pichola is the most beautiful and picturesque reservoirs in Rajasthan. Stretching for 4 km in length and 3 km in width, it has two islands and Lake Palace, situated between the lakes. This lake is named after its nearby village Picholi it Reflecs the surroundings in its mirror-like surface, is enveloped by green-brown hills, temples, gardens, havelis and ghats.
In fact, a boat ride on this amazing lake is just a chance to take a dip in some of the most stunning spectacles of nature.
2. Fateh Sagar Lake
Located at: Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake is a mesmerizing lake artificially built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1678. This glittering water body that ranks high on the popularity polls amongst travelers who visit Udaipur. Enjoy boating here and visit three islands, including Udaipur Solar Observatory, Nehru Park and a popular picnic spot having a dynamic fountain.
A boat trip along this mystically invigorating lake is nothing but a chance to spend hours of breathtaking sightseeing admiring the panoramic views of towering hills spectacular sceneries. Presence of this smashing and divine lake makes Udaipur ‘The Second Kashmir’ of India.
3. Jaisamand Lake
Located at: Udaipur
The Jaisamand Lake is the second largest manmade lake in Asia, covers an area of 36 km sq. This lake is a catchment area, a geographical feature where water accumulates from various other water sources such as melting snow or rain water. It is a great delight to enjoy boating at serene lake in evening when the whole ambiance is romantic.
4. Mansagar Lake
Located at – Jaipur
Mansagar Lake is a manmade lake of Jaipur in which the stunning Jal Mahal Palace stands with Nalagarh hills in its background. This artificial lake is surrounded by hills on western, northern and eastern sides. This cool Water Lake refreshes the visitors from the headache city life. The entry to palace is through a causeway in the middle of lake.
You can get a spectacular view of Jai Mahal palace and lake from Nalalgarh fort and Mansagar dam located in its zone. Mansagar Lake is full of local and migrant birds and is a heaven for birdwatchers.
5. Sambhar Salt Lake
Located at – Jaipur
Sambhar Lake situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan, it is India’s largest non-coastal salt water body, Sambhar is a place where the shimmering water and blue sky mix in a heady cocktail. This place houses Sambhar Lake National Park, Sambhar Lake Tiger Reserve and the largest oval-shaped saline lake in India. Sambhar is India’s largest saline lagoon and a major hub for the production of salt.
It is a best place for bird watchers and tourists get amazed of spotting thousands of migratory birds, especially the flamingos that dot the banks. Historically it is an important lake that finds mention in the Mahabharata.
6. Ana Sagar Lake
Located at – Ajmer
It is a beautiful artificial lake which got its name from Anaji Chauhan (grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan). This man-made lagoon in India’s Desert State of Rajasthan, Ana Sagar is surrounded by lush green parks and marble pavilion besides the lake which was built by Emperor Shahjahan. Perched right in its heart is a beautiful island that is easily reachable by a motor boat.
Don’t forget to enjoy Motor boat ride which is the most fascinating activity of this beautiful lake.
7. Gadsisar Lake
Located at – Jaisalmer
Beautifully located in the south of Jaisalmer, Gadisar is an unbelievable treat for one’s eyes. It is a famous attraction of this place which is visited by scores of tourists who want to enjoy boating. The lake was the only water source for the Jaisalmer city in the bygone days.
Apart from this it is the idyllic spot for outings because of several shrines, well laid out gardens, flower beds which surround this place and a domed marquee located right in its heart is amazing. Gadsisar Lake is also an interesting place of tourist’s interest who wants to enjoy boating and bird watching.
8. Pushkar Lake, Pushkar
Located at – Pushkar
considered to be one of the most sacred ponds for the Hindus, Pushkar is a popular reservoir known as sacred that washes off the sins of peoples made in their lifetime. During the month of Kartik devotes visit Pushker in large numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake. It is also the only place where you will find a Brahma temple.
This lake is surrounded by the majestic Aravalli hills and there are around 52 Ghats to visit the lake. I am sure that the natural surroundings and the beauty of this lake will transport you to a different world where beauty simply assails the sense.
9. Nakki Lake
Located at – Mount Abu
“The Nakki Lake”, also known as the love lake, is the most prominent spotlight of this heavenly beautiful Mount Abu. It is the best &biggest place for a romantic evening for lovers. According to the legends this lake has religious significance.
Nakki Lake is located between tips of Mountains which is popular for the stunning view of colorful mountains at the time of sunset. The great experience of Boat riding makes the mind joyous in the calm atmosphere of Nakki Lake. This lake is also popular for a huge variety of Intercontinental birds visiting lake yearly.
10. Foy Sagar
Siuated at – Ajmer
It is one of the most important lake and a major tourist attraction as well. This artificial man-made lake got its name from the engineer Mr. Foy, under whose supervision it was constructed. A sole purpose to construct this lake was to remove the scarcity of water in Ajmer during drought, but now it becomes a famous picnic spot, it looks like a pancake and offers fantastic views of the neighboring Aravalli Hills that make for beautiful views.
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