Rajasthan Travel Guide

Lakes in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has a royal history which is reflected from every nook and corner of this state. The culture of Rajasthan is very vibrant and colorful. With many lakes in the city Udaipur maintains a pleasant weather throughout the year.

There are several lakes in Rajasthan which also describe the rich culture of the state. The lakes are Rajsamand Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Nakki Lake, Kaylana Lake, Raj Bagh Talao, Malik Talao, Lake Fateh Sagar, Gadsisar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Raj Bagh Talao, and many others.

Firstly talking about Lake Pichola then Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. Followed by Nakki Lake is a lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range. It is a very ancient sacred Lake, according to the Hindu legend. It is called by this name because it was dug out from Nails (Nakh). There is the Toad Rock on a hill near the lake. Toad rock is so called as it looks like a toad about to jump into the lake, from the side of the rock facing the lake.Boating in the lake and horse rides around the lake are available.

The prominent Sambhar Salt Lake, India’s largest inland salt lake, which is located at the west of the city of Jaipur. The Mahabharata epic mentions this place as part of the kingdom of the demon king Brishparva, as the place where his priest Sukracharya lived, and as the place where the marriage between his daughter, Devayani, and King Yayati took place. A temple dedicated to Devayani can be seen near the lake. Fatah Sagar Lake is situated in Udaipur city and there are three small islands around this lake the largest of these is the island called the Nehru Park which is a popular garden with a restaurant and a zoo, the second island houses a public park with an impressive water-jet fountain and the third island is the address for the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO).

Most Famous Lakes in Rajasthan


Ana Sagar Lake
City : Ajmer
Ana Sagar Lake in Ajmer is a scenic artificial lake, built by Arnoraj Chauhan who was the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. He was also... Read More
Fateh Sagar Lake
City : Udaipur
Fatah Sagar Lake, an artificial lake was initially built by Maharana Jai Singh in the north of Lake Pichola and to the north-west of Udaipur... Read More
Gadsisar Lake
City : Jaisalmer
The Gadsisar Lake is one of the most famous tourist places in Jaisalmer which was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer.... Read More

Jaisamand Lake Udaipur
City : Udaipur
Jaisamand Lake, famous by the name of Dhebar lake, is the second largest artificial lake in Asia (after the Upper lake in Bhopal). Expand over... Read More
Kaylana Lake
City : Jodhpur
Kaylana Lake, an artificial water body, is located at a distance of 8 km west of Jodhpur city on the Jaisalmer road. It was constructed... Read More
Lake Foy Sagar
City : Ajmer
Foy Sagar Lake is an artificial man-made lake located at the west of Ajmer city. Constructed by the English architect Mr. Foy in 1892 A.D,... Read More

Lake Pichola
City : Udaipur
Lake Pichola in Udaipur is an artificial lake was developed in 1362 AD. It is a located on the heart of the Udaipur city and... Read More
Nakki Lake
City : Mount Abu
Nakki Lake in Mount Abu truly defines romance in Rajasthan. Named as Love Lake of Mount Abu, it is also a largest manmade lake at... Read More
Pushkar Lake
City : Pushkar
The Pushkar Lake is a semi-circular shaped sacred water body, also known as 'TirthaRaj’. According to the Hindu mythology, the lake was created from one... Read More

Rajsamand Lake
City : Rajsamand
Rajsamand Lake is also known as 'Rajsamudra lake'.It is built by Maharana Raj Singh ji in 1660. Located between Rajnagar and Kankroli, just 66 km... Read More
Ramgarh Lake
City : Jaipur
Ramgarh Lake in Jaipur is very famous tourist attraction, especially during monsoon when it is flooded with water. It has marvelous scenic beauty with an... Read More
Sambhar Lake
City : Jaipur
Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan also known as "Salt Lake of Rajasthan" is the largest inland salt lake in India. Spread in the 22.5 km area,... Read More

Sardar Samand Lake
City : Jodhpur
The Sardar Samand Lake was developed by Maharaja Umaid Singh in the year 1933. The lake is alocated about 60 kms to south-east of the... Read More