12 Lakes in Rajasthan | Visit Picturesque Rajasthan Lakes 2021

Rajasthan Lakes

Lake Pichola, Doodh Talai Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Pushkar Lake, Raj Samudra Lake, Mansagar Lake, Sambhar Salt Lake, Ana Sagar Lake, Gadsisar Lake, Balsamand Lake, 

The ever-charming lakes in Rajasthan welcome all kinds of travelers and offer them a range of activities to engage in. From letting them learn their glorious history and click stunning landscape pictures to offering them the chance to enjoy romantic boat rides on their shimmering waters and take peaceful walks around the banks, these serene lakes allow the visitors to design their own kind of picnic.

Surrounded by lush environs and blissful atmosphere, the Rajasthan lakes date back to centuries and tell the visitors their own story. While Fateh Sagar Lake and Ana Sagar Lake offer amazing water sports opportunities, Lake Pichola and Jaisamand Lake let the tourists encounter a number of ancient architectural marvels. While Pushkar Lake takes the devotees close to spirituality, Balsamand Lake and Mansagar Lake allow the travelers to soak in the arms of mother nature.

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Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Dating back to 1362 AD, Lake Pichola is one of the largest and oldest lakes in Rajasthan. Surrounded by towering hills, bathing ghats, and heritage buildings, this lake casts a breathtaking sight. The lake is packed with a number of popular attractions, including the Lake Palace, City Palace, Mohan Mandir, and Jag Mandir.

The Mohan Mandir adorns the north-east corner of the lake, while the City Palace decorates its eastern banks. The Lake Palace sits at the middle of the lake, while the Jag Mandir is perched on the Jag Island. During the evening hours, the lake allows the visitors to head for a sunset boat ride and soak in the serene golden rays of the setting sun.

Nearest attractions: Ambrai Ghat, Doodh Talai Musical Garden, Gulabh Bagh and Zoo, Bagore ki Haveli.

Highlights: Boat rides, scenic view, heritage buildings, islands.

Doodh Talai Lake, Udaipur

Constructed in the 14 th century for supplying water to the nearby areas, Doodh Talai Lake lies in the heart of Udaipur city, surrounded by stunning hillocks. This lake served as the site where one of the earliest musical fountains of the country, Doodh Talai Musical Fountain, was established.

At the present day, Doodh Talai Lake offers excellent boat riding opportunities to the tourists. The lake also has appropriate provisions for enjoying camel riding and horse riding. This place is also dotted by a number of fast food stalls that serve delicious hot snacks to the visitors.

Nearest attractions: Doodh Talai Musical Garden, Mata Temple, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Manikya Garden.

Highlights: Camel rides, horse rides, musical fountain, boat rides, local fast food.

Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur

Established in the 1680s and surrounded by the rocky Aravalli ranges, Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most widely known lakes in Rajasthan. This charming lake features three beautiful islands. The largest island is home to the Nehru Park, a boat-shaped restaurant, and a small zoo.

The second island is home to the Udaipur Solar Observatory, while the third one shelters stunning water jet fountains and a breathtaking park. Also fondly known as ‘The Second Kashmir’, the Fateh Sagar Lake offers enthralling sunset views and amazing boating opportunities.

Nearest attractions: Udaipur Solar Observatory, Maharana Pratap Memorial, Saheliyon ki Bari, Nehru Park.

Highlights: Boat ride, breathtaking sunset views, scenic islands.

Jaisamand Lake, Udaipur

Dating back to the year 1685, the photogenic Jaisamand Lake was built under the reign of Maharana Jai Singh. Extending up to a whopping area of around 36 sq km, the Jaisamand Lake makes for the country’s second largest man-made lake and one of the most well architecture Rajasthan lakes.

The embankment of the lake is beautifully adorned with alluring cenotaphs featuring intricate carvings. Known locally as ‘Dhebar Lake’, this lake features 3 charming islands, all of which are occupied by the Bhil Minas tribe. While the smallest island is called Piari, the two larger ones are known as Baba ka Magra. Boat riding facilities are also available for the visitors at the Jaisamand Lake.

Nearest attractions: Jagdish Temple, Badal Mahal, City Palace, Gulabh Bagh and Zoo.

Highlights: Largest artificial lake of India, boat rides, intricately carved cenotaphs.

Pushkar Lake, Pushkar

Considered to be one of the most sacred Rajasthan lakes and featuring a total of 52 holy bathing ghats, Pushkar Lake attracts a huge influx of devotees from all over the country. According to popular beliefs, taking a dip in the sacred waters of this lake will wash all sins away and also help cure various skin problems.

The peaceful embankment of the lake is dotted with a total of 500 age-old Hindu temples, which are visited by almost all the tourists coming to spend time at the Pushkar Lake.

With its name mentioned in the Hindu scriptures, the Pushkar Lake is associated with the popular mythological belief that it was created at the same place where the petals of the lotus of Lord Brahma fell while he destroyed Vajra Nabha.

Nearest attractions: Pushkar Bazar, Rangji Temple, Apteshwar Temple, Man Mahal.

Highlights: 52 bathing ghats, 500 Hindu temples.

Raj Samudra Lake

Constructed across the Tali, Kelwa, and Gomati rivers in the year 1660 by Maharana Raj Singh, Raj Samundra Lake is known to be one of the best sunset view lakes in Rajasthan. Perched between the Kankroli and Rajnagar cities, the lake gets its water from the Gomti river.

A huge sparkling white marble embankment lies on the southern end of the lake, adding to its beauty. The embankment is known as ‘Nauchowki’, meaning nine pavilions. The Nauchowki is adorned with intricately carved pictures of chariots, birds, the Sun, and various Gods.

Nearest attractions: Hanuman Mandir, Vaishnavi Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Haldi Ghati.

Highlights: Unparalleled sunset views, marble embankment.

Mansagar Lake, Jaipur

With the majestic Nahargarh hills serving as a backdrop, Mansagar Lake is considered to be one of the most nature-obsessed lakes in Rajasthan. At the center of this pristine lake sits the picturesque Jal Mahal, which adds a charm to it.

A plethora of beautiful migratory birds flock to this lake, making Mansagar Lake a paradise for the avid bird watchers. The bird watchers can spot a number of colourful birds here, such as wagtails, grey herons, and blue-tailed bee-eaters. The embankment of the Mansagar Lake is facilitated with an observation point, from where the visitors can soak in the spellbinding views of this entire place.

Nearest attractions: Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jabaj Vrindavan Park, Nahargarh Fort.

Highlights: Bird watching, scenic views, Jal Mahal.

Sambhar Salt Lake

Sambhar Salt Lake is the country’s largest inland salt lake and one of the least explored Rajasthan lakes. With its water known to be saltier than even sea water, the lake shelters India’s biggest salt production facility. Having its name mentioned in the holy book of Mahabharata, the lake is visited by devotees, who believe  in its mythological significance.

Tourists visiting the Sambhar Salt Lake usually spend their time engaging in peaceful walks, picnicking, and enjoying fun-filled safaris. With a myriad of pelicans, flamingos, and other exotic birds flocking to this place, the lake also offers an unmatched bird watching experience.

Nearest attractions: Shakambari Devi Temple, Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Highlights: Bird watching, largest inland salt lake of India.

Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer

Spread across a whopping area of around 13 sq km, the photogenic Ana Sagar Lake was built under the direction of Anaji Tomar in 1135 AD. With an enchanting island floating amidst it and peaceful embankments adorned with lush gardens and beautiful temples, this astounding water body makes for one of the most scenic lakes in Rajasthan.

The Ana Sagar Lake also offers the adrenaline seekers the chance to engage in water activities, including boating and water scooter rides. The lake is also known to offer spellbinding sunrise and sunset views for the visitors to bask in.

Nearest attractions: Durga Bagh Gardens, Akbar’s Palace, Ajmer Jain Temple, Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

Highlights: Lush gardens, ancient temples, boat rides, scenic beauty.

Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer

Lying amidst a desert and surrounded by historic monuments, Gadsisar Lake is one of the most off-center lakes in Rajasthan. Constructed under and named after Maharaja Gadsi Singh, this delightful lake was established to cater to the water needs of Jaisalmer city.

At the present day, the lake has its name among the top places of tourist interest in the state of Rajasthan and allures travelers to soak in its scenic charm. With a myriad of exotic migratory birds flocking here during the winters, the Gadsisar Lake also offers excellent bird watching opportunities. The lake also offers amazing boating opportunities in row boats, paddle boats, and shikaras.

Nearest attractions: Salim Singh ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Shantinath Temple, Patwon ki Haveli.

Highlights: Bird watching, boat rides, peaceful walks.

Nakki Lake, Mount Abu

Perched in the mighty Aravalli ranges, Nakki Lake is one of the most ancient artificial lakes in Rajasthan. Encircled by peculiarly shaped rocks, rocky mountains, and lush greenery, this lake features an approximate depth of about 11,000 meters.

Due to the popular belief that the ashes of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in the Nakki Lake on 12th February 1948, the place attracts history buffs and patriots. The verdant surroundings and the clear blue waters of the lake also ooze romantic feels and attract couples. The picturesque Nakki Lake also offers boating facilities and makes available for pedal boats as well as shikara rides.

Nearest attractions: Raghunath Temple, Universal Peace Palace, Gaumukh Temple, Toad Rock.

Highlights: Boat rides, scenic views, Gandhi Ghat.

Balsamand Lake, Jodhpur

Constructed by the Gurjara-Pratihara rulers in the 12 century, Balsamand Lake is one of the least crowded lakes in Rajasthan, known for its green surroundings and peaceful environs.

Encircled by breathtaking gardens of papaya, pomegranate, banana, and mango trees, this serene lake was established for safeguarding the people of Jodhpur city from acute droughts. At the present day, Balsamand Lake serves as an enchanting picnic spot and also offers breathtaking sunset views. Travelers visiting the lake also love to engage in horse riding and garden walks.

Nearest attractions: Machia Biological Park, Masuriya Hill Garden, Kaylana Lake, Ranisar Padamsar.

Highlights: Amazing sunset views, lakeside picnics, lush gardens, quiet walks, Bal Samand Lake Palace.
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05 November 2019
It is a great deal. Beautiful place to stay. Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful person. Food was tasty & ample. The provided unlimited mineral water for us as and when required. Camel safari was also good & enjoyable. We enjoyed true Rajasthani folk cultural program at night. It was diwali on that particular day. They had arranged some in-house fireworks. Dark starlit sky, campfire, fireworks, folk music & wines - the whole ambiance was ecstatic. Overall a very good & comfortable stay. Only thing I would like to remind you that the region where the camp is located is named Osiyan. Here, you won't find complete desert like Jaisalmer. It is more like a terrain covered with thorny bush. Sand dunes are limited though the camel will take you to a nearby one. But, it's not a fault of owner. You will get compensated with their warm & humble hospitality.
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03 January 2019
Really nice experience, we were treated really well. Any inconvenience was taken care immediately. The trekking was the best part of the trip. Guides have ample knowledge and took good care of us.
28 August 2019
Been there for a day outing, took sightseeing package from Thrillophilia paying 1500 for 2 people, We got a polite driver named Mukesh through Thrillophilia. Overall happy with the service
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10 March 2021
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01 March 2021
Had a comfortable stay at the camps..all amenities were good and they were really friendly and everything was perfect there.
28 January 2021
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  1. Which is the biggest sweet water lake of Rajasthan?

    The biggest sweet water lake of Rajasthan is Lake Pichola. Established back in 1362 AD, this man-made freshwater lake has been named after the quaint Pichola village.
  2. Which is better: Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake?

    While Fateh Sagar Lake offers bewildering scenic views and amazing water activities, Lake Pichola allows you to explore a number of architectural marvels. So, if you are looking for a calm laid-back lake day, choose Fateh Sagar Lake, but if you are seeking a bit of history and architectural wonders, pick Lake Pichola.
  3. Can we do boating in Fateh Sagar Lake?

    Yes, the visitors are allowed to enjoy boat rides on the serene waters of the Fateh Sagar Lake. The lake offers the visitors 3 kinds of boating options - speedboat ride, motorboat ride, and general boat ride.
  4. Which lake in Rajasthan is a major source of salt production?

    Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan happens to be the major source of salt production in the entire country. Lying 80 kilometers southwest of Jaipur, this lake has water that is even saltier in comparison to seawater.
  5. Where is Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan?

    Sambhar Salt Lake is located in the quaint Sambhar town, in Jaipur district of Rajasthan. The lake lies 64 kilometers northeast of Ajmer and 80 kilometers southwest of Jaipur.
  6. Is Sambhar Lake man made?

    No, Sambhar Salt Lake is a naturally occurring water body. According to popular mythological beliefs, this lake was created by goddess Shakambhari, a form of goddess Durga, back in the 6th century.
  7. Why is Pushkar Lake famous?

    Pushkar Lake has gained a lot of popularity in India and abroad as a very sacred water body. Taking a dip in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake is believed to wash off all the sins committed by a person. The lake features 52 sacred ghats and 500 Hindu temples.
  8. How many lakes are there in Rajasthan?

    There are more than 30 lakes in the Indian state of Rajasthan. While 4 of these lakes are naturally occurring saline lakes, 26 are artificial freshwater lakes, mostly built by the Rajput kings.
  9. Which is the lake city of Rajasthan?

    Udaipur is nicknamed as the ‘Lake City’ of Rajasthan, since it is packed with a myriad of beautiful lakes. The most prominent lakes of Udaipur include Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Doodh Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Badi Lake, Goverdhan Sagar, and Purohito ka Talab.

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