Lake Palace of Rajasthan
km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Ajmer highway, lies India's largest Salt Lake
called the Sambhar Salt Lake Jaipur. It stretches to 22. 5 km and is fed by
seasonal fresh water streams like from the Mendha river and the Rupangarh
river. Due to its rich endowments of Sambhar or salt, the Lake is aptly
called the Sambar Lake Palces.
For more than a thousand years it has been possessed by rulers, including
Marathas, Sindhias, Rajputs and Mughals, for its salt producing qualities.
From the Mughals, it was passed on to the Britishers and is currently with
the Government of India, since the country got its freedom.
A 5 km long dam segregates the dam into two parts, the eastern side
witnesses most of the Salt attraction activities. The Lake is not just about
salt production, it is also a recognized saline wetland which hosts numerous
migratory birds from all around Asia, that includes Cranes, Flamingos,
Coots, Storks, Redshanks, Black Winged Stilts and Pelicans, who come here to
feed on Spirulina Algae. Aquatic birds like Gueese, Shorebirds as well as
Ducks can also be found here.
Close to the Lake, you will find a railway line, which was constructed by
the Britishers to aid salt workers in reaching the Lake from the Sambar Lake City
of Rajasthan. There is also a shrine of Mata Pahari, devoted to Goddess Shakambri,
who is believed to have given this useful salt laden Lake to the locals,
some 2500 years ago.
Getting There & Away
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Monuments in North India
Duration :14 Nights / 15 DaysAttractions :-
- Delhi Sightseeing - Jama Masjid, Red Fort,Chandni Chowk
- Trip to Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
- Wildlife Safari in Ranthambore National Park
- Tiger Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park
- Visit to Khajuraho Group of Temples
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- Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple in Delhi
- Temple visit in Mathura
- Appreciating arhitecture of Taj Mahal in Agra
- Holy Dip at Varanasi (Ganga)
- Visit to the erotic temples of khajuraho
You can catch a train from Jaipur, for Phulera Junction, which is situated
9 km from the Lake. From her you can take a jeep or a rickshaw to reach the