Rajasthan is a beautiful state which has lots to see in every city. However, the lovely lakes at this place are something that you shouldn’t miss. These lakes were built by kings to overcome the problem of shortage of water. So, here is a list of 5 stunning lakes that you should add to your bucket list and see on your next trip.
Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Known as one of the most iconic lakes in Rajasthan, Lake Pichola has two palaces standing over it. Along with this, the view of Aravalli Hills is a breathtaking one that overlooks the glorious City Palace. There are four islands on Lake Pichola among which the two are studded with magnificent Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. You can reach these palaces through boats and ferries.
This is the oldest and one of the largest lakes in the city and observes a large number of tourists every year who come to appreciate the beauty of the lake.
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Another breathtaking lake of Udaipur, Fateh Sagar lake is known as ‘Second Kashmir’ due to its scenic beauty. There are three islands on the lake and Nehru Park is the largest one with a garden and a restaurant along with a zoo.
The other two are Udaipur Solar Observatory and Ram Pratap Palace. Ram Pratap Palace serves as the residence for royal families. The surreal beauty and peaceful environment of this place have made it a popular tourist destination.
Pushkar Lake, Pushkar
Situated in the holy city of Pushkar, this lake is considered as a sacred lake in Hindu scriptures. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that this lake was built by one of the lotus petal that fell from the hands of Lord Brahma.
This lake is surrounded by 300 temples and has 52 ghats. Not only this is a great tourist destination, but also the water is believed to be medicinal which can cure all skin related problems. It is also said that people who bathe in this lake will achieve salvation.
Sambhar Lake, Jaipur
Sambhar Lake is the biggest inland Salt Lake in India. Situated 60 km away from Jaipur (lesser-known facts about Jaipur) and 82 km away from Ajmer, the lake spreads across an area of 22.5 km. It is divided by a 5.1 km long dam which helps in the generation of the salt.
The major attractions at this lake are the Salt Museum and Salt laboratory. The lake is of international importance as about 196000 tons of clean salt is produced every year.
Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Built by Arnoraj Chauhan, the grandfather of legendary Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Ana Sagar is the largest lake in Ajmer (what to do in Ajmer). There is an island at the centre of the lake and you can reach there by boat and ferry. Apart from the serene beauty and peaceful environment, this lake also offers a number of recreational activities.
This place is surrounded by gardens and pavilions making it ideal for a picnic with family on a weekend. This lake attracts a large number of tourists each day for its beauty and refreshing environment.