Lake Pichola, Udaipur
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.