Lakes In Rajasthan


The state of Rajasthan is primarily known for its magnificent forts and palaces. However, there are quiet a few lakes that quietly make their presence felt among the tourists because of their pristine beauty, opportunity for water sports and also for useful purpose.
   
One of the most serene and placid places to relax is a lakeside. Rajasthan lakes also offer peace and quiet to their visitors. The picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India are a treat to the eyes. There are number of beautiful and picturesque lakes in Rajasthan. Apart from the natural ones, there are also a number of man-made lakes in Rajasthan, serving as a drinking water supply. Given below is a list of some famous lakes in Rajasthan:

Ana Sagar Lake Ajmer
Ana Sagar Lake is a man-made lake situated in the city of Ajmer. It is named after the emperor Anaji Chauhan, who got it constructed during 1135 -1150 AD. Later on some additions were made to the lake by the Mughal emperors Jehangir (Daulat Bagh Gardens) and Shahjahan (Baradari, a marble pavilion) to enhance the beauty of the lake.

Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake is another man-made lake, constructed by Maharana Jai Singh. Later on Maharana Fateh Singh got this lake reconstructed. So, the lake got named after him only. It is situated in Udaipur to the north of Lake Pichola. The scenery around Fateh Sagar Lake will surely capture your heart. The lake serves as a major source of drinking water for Udaipur. The lake also has three islands, one is called Nehru Park, the second has a solar observatory and the third one has a jet fountain. A boat ride to these islands is quite entertaining.

Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer
Situated in Jaisalmer, Gadsisar Lake is the only source of water supply for the city. Built by Maharwal Garsisingh, this lake was intended to serve as a reservoir to conserve rainwater. The lake is worth seeing. On the banks of the river, are a number of small temples and cenotaphs. Also, if lucky, you can spot some amazing birds around this lake.

Kailana Lake Jaisalmer
Lake Kailana is situated approximately 11 km from Jaisalmer. The lake offers some beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. It is a famous picnic spot providing the visitors with some much needed quiet and tranquility. Lake Kailana is also quite known for its beautiful view of the sunset.

Lake Pichola Udaipur
Lake Pichola is surrounded by fascinating hills, offering a breathtaking view. Maharaja Udai Singh got this lake widened. Later on, Maharaja Jagjit Singh added two islands in the middle of the lake, now known as Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and Jag Mandir. Lake Pichola also has a masonry dam known as the Badipol. At the east bank of the lake, stands the City Palace surrounded by an array of marble temples, mansions and palaces and a number of bathing ghats.

Sardar Samand Lake
Situated approximately 60 km from Jodhpur, is the beautiful Sardar Samand Lake. Maharaja Umaid Singh got this lake constructed in 1933. As you drive down to the lake, you might come across chinkaras, black bucks or even neelgais. Adding a further pleasure to the drive are the smiling inhabitants of the Bishnoi villages. Apart from the peaceful surroundings, the other attractions include a variety of migratory birds found around the lake. Also, worth visiting is the summer palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Sardar Samand Lake Resort, with its sprawling grounds and gardens.   
 
Fateh Sagar Lake (Udaipur)
Fateh Sagar Lake is another man-made lake, constructed by Maharana Jai Singh. Later on Maharana Fateh Singh got this lake reconstructed. So, the lake got named after him only. It is situated in Udaipur to the north of Lake Pichola.

 Gadsisar Lake (Jaisalmer)
Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India is a prime among the important tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. Its historic importance lies in the fact that it was the only water source for the Jaisalmer city in the bygone days.


Ana Sagar Lake (Ajmer)
Ana Sagar Lake is a man-made lake situated in the city of Ajmer. It is named after the emperor Anaji Chauhan, who got it constructed during 1135 -1150 AD.

 Pushkar Lake
Pushkar Lake is an artificial lake in Rajasthan state of western India. It is located near the town of Pushkar in Ajmer District.


Kailana Lake
Located 11 kms off the Jaisalmer Road, Kailana Lake is a picturesque lake. It is an artificial lake on the Jaisalmer Road. Kailana Lake is amazingly beautiful lake, which is also an idyllic picnic spot. One can witness the spectacular sunsets and cherish the beauty of the place.

 Gaib Sagar Lake (Dungarpur)
A famous shrine of Shrinathji lies along the lake. The shrine is a conglomeration of several exquisitely built temple with one main temple. The Vijay Raj Rajeshwar Temple, Dedicated to Lord Shiv is an architectural splendor and a fine example of craftsmanship of the shilips of Dungapur.

 Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur)
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur (Rajasthan, India) is in fact a white marble palace that seems to float miraculously on the still waters of Lake Pichola.


Pichola Lake (Udaipur)
Beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharaja Udai Singh II after he founded the city. He built a masonry dam, known as the Badipol, and the lake is now 4km long and 3 km wide.

 Sardar Samand Lake (Jodhpur)
Near the lake stands classy art-deco summer palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Sardar Samand Lake Resort - yet another feather in the cap of Welcome-Heritage Group. The lake resort affords one of the most breathtaking views of the magnificent lake.

Lake Pichola (Udaipur)
Lake Pichola has a masonry dam popularly known as the Badipol, which is 4 km long and 3 km wide. However, it is not very deep and it is not unusual that one can walk up to the island palaces from the shore during severe droughts.

Nakki Lake (Mount Abu)
Nakki Lake is a lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu. It is an important tourist attraction of Mount Abu.

Sambhar Lake (Sambhar)
This Lake in Rajasthan is India’s largest saline lake, 190 sq. km in extent at full capacity, and lies some 60 km west of Jaipur, just outside prosaically named Salt Lake City.


Rajasmand Lake (Udaipur)
Not very far away from Udaipur, on the way to Kumbhalgarh lies a place called Rajasmand. The place is known for its scenic Rajasmand Lake which was built by Rana Raj Singh in the year 1660 AD.


Jaisamand Lake Lake (Udaipur)
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50 kms south of Udaipur the picturesque city of lakes verdant valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial Lake in Asia. The sanctuary extends over an area of 52 sq kms of thick forests land.

 Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer
Gadsisar Lake is the only source of water supply for the city. Built by Maharwal Garsisingh, this lake was intended to serve as a reservoir to conserve rainwater.