Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes to Visit in Rajasthan
Royal opulence drips from every part of Rajasthan, be its majestic palaces, mighty castles, vibrant culture and crystalline lakes. There are several manmade lakes in Rajasthan which add pleasance to the sweltering weather of Rajasthan.
Let us enjoy a virtual trip to some of the most popular lakes of Rajasthan.
1. Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Want some romantic time with your beloved? Sail on the placid waters of Lake Pichola to
- Bask in the sublime beauty of the setting sun.
- There is a beautiful palace just at the heart of the lake, Jag Mandir Palace where you can even gift a surprising candlelight dinner to your special ones.
This lake was constructed in 1362 by Pichhu Banjara.
2. Pushkar Lake, Ajmer
The spiritual life of the small village of Pushkar encircles around the holy waters of Lake Pushkar. This is one of the oldest lakes, dating back to the 4th century BC.
- It is believed that taking a dip in the waters of this lake can provide salvation to humans. This place exhibits the tradition and rituals of the religious life of Rajasthan.
- This is supposedly the only place in the world where Lord Brahma is worshipped.
- There are about 55 temples and 52 ghats surrounding them.
- This pilgrimage spot is known worldwide for the Pushkar fair. This is the largest camel fair of Asia besides bathing n the sacred waters.
3. Dhebar Lake, Udaipur
This is second largest man made wonder of the world. Built by Maharana Jai Singh in the 17th century, this massive lake is a treat to the eyes.
- There is a big dam with a majestic palace and Shiva temple.
- The six exquisitely beautiful marble cenotaphs enhance the beauty of the lake.
- Want some solitude? Sail over the calm waters of the lake to embrace the serene atmosphere.
- A sanctuary lies at close proximity to the lake where different species of wildlife like panthers, leopards, deer, wild boar and crocodiles roam in this dense woods.
Be it the sweltering summers, windy winters or splashing monsoons, this lake is charming forever.
4. Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer
Built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer, Lake Gadisar is
- Ornamented with several finely carafes chattris, shrines and ghats.
- Tourists need to pass through the Tilak Ki Pol, a yellow sandstone made archway to view the lake.
- This pol is amazing in itself with a touch of spiritualism, as Lord Vishnu statue adorns the entrance.
- As you sit watching the ripples of deep blue waters, various kinds of migratory birds dance around you.
- Gadisar Lake is also considered to be an ideal spot to take pictures of Jaisalmer Fort.
5. Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
This pear shaped lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh.
- This exquisite man made lake is dotted with small islands, out of which one consists of the Nehru Park. This sprawling garden is a fun place for the kids with a boat shaped restaurant and a small zoo.
- The second island is also a park with joyous fountains and carpeted with lush green grass.
- The third one is home to the Udaipur Solar Observatory, considered to be the best solar observing site in Asia.
- The lake lies at the foothills of Moti Mogra and has boat riding facilities.
6. Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur
This enchanting lake enhances the beauty of the Pink City. Also an artificial lake, Man Sagar Lake was constructed in the 18th century.
- Earlier the surroundings were rich in flora and fauna and acted as the hunting ground for the Maharajas.
- At present this is an abode for local and migratory birds like flamingos, grey herons, wagtails and blue tailed bee eaters.
- Love fishing? The rich stock of fish here sharpens your fishing skills.
- Jal Mahal is another marvel standing at the heart of the Lake. Enjoy a spectacular view of the spellbinding natural beauty from the balconies of the Palace.
Plan your trip to the most beautiful lakes of Rajasthan through the luxury trains:
- 7 nights and 8 days itinerary of Palace on Wheels
- Cost of Palace on Wheels train
- Palace on Wheels train departure dates
- Luxury cabins of Palace on Wheels
- Have FAQ’s: Click Here
- Discounted Offer on Palace on Wheels
7. Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Built between 1135-1150 AD, this lake is one of the largest lakes of the country. This lake is in full bloom during the monsoons.
- The lake is encircled by two major tourist hotspots of Rajasthan, namely, Daulat Bagh Gardens and Khobra Behroon Temple.
- Spend some serene moments at the island, lying at the middle of the lake, relaxing and enjoying the pleasant breeze flowing across the placid waters.
- Tourists can go for water scooter riding or boating at the lake.
8. Nakki Lake, Mount Abu
With the backdrop of the Aravalli Range, Nakki Lake is an oasis of Rajasthan.
- Sail through the crystalline waters to enjoy an enthralling view of the lush greenery and rocky hills.
- This lake is historically important as ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in the waters.
- The Sunset Point, Raghunath Temple and the Maharaja Temple are located at close proximity to this lake.
- The Garacia tribe considers this lake pious.
9. Sambhar Salt Lake, Jaipur
This largest inland salt lake of India is
- Methodologically important as this lake is considered as the terrain of a demon, Brishparva which was turned into a land of precious metals and then of salt by Goddess Shakambari Devi, as per epic Mahabharata.
- There are salt concentrations here for over thousand years.
- This wetland is a natural residence to different avian species, like flamingos, pelicans, storks, red shanks, sandpipers, dark winged stilts and other birds which fly here from Northern Asia.
- There are 38 towns nestled around the lake.
So, why deprive yourself of a fascinating vacation? Book your seat on Palace on Wheels today to treat yourself with the charming beauty of the lakes of Rajasthan.
The Palace on Wheels train takes you through the tourist hotspots of Rajasthan, which includes these timeless natural beauties.
Read more related articles of Palace on Wheels: