Rajasthan : Lakes of rajasthan

SALT WATER LAKES

Sambhar Lake

  • Located in jaipur, nagore and ajmer
  • this is the largest saline water lake in entire India and a major source of salt production in India(8%).
  • The lake stretches in length for 22.5 km and its width varies from 3 to 11 km.
  • The lake is fed by several freshwater streams.

Pachprada Lake

  •  in the district of Barmer.
  • The lake produces high quality salt. NACL is 98%

Ddwana lake

nagore, government sodium sulphide production centre

Lunkaransar

bikaner, only salt water lake in north rajasthan.

SWEET WATER LAKES

Lake Pichola

Situated in the Lake city of Rajasthan, Udaipur, The lake is overlooked by the grandiose City Palace complex while the beautiful Lake Palace occupies an island right in the middle of the lake.the 2¼ miles long and 1¼ mile wide lake was started in the 14th century by a Banjara under rule of rana lakha of mevar, however, it was completed in the 16th century by Maharana Udai Singh.

Jai samand lake:-or deibar

  • Udaipur
  • By ruler of mevar jaisingh in 1685 AD by restricting the water of gomti river.
  • an island in the lake is known as baba ka bhagrda

Fateh Sagar Lake

  •  in the city of Udaipur.
  • Dug up in the year 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, the lake was destroyed by flood waters. Later, it was reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh.
  • The lake is linked to the Lake Pichola in the south by a canal via Swaroop Sagar Lake and Rang Sagar Lake.
  • Though the lake water was originally meant for the irrigation purpose, today it fulfills the need for drinking water as well.
  • the lake has three prominent islands occupied by a public park, solar observatory and a jet fountain.

Rajasmand Lake

  • at Rajasmand.
  • built by Rana Raj Singh in the year 1660 AD.
  • On the sides of the lake, beautiful toranas and chattris enhance the overall charm.
  • 9 chokies which have mevar history inscribed

Ana Sagar Lake

  • ajmer
  • by anaji chauhan
  • daulat khana of shahjahan(build by jahangeer) near lake

Gadsisar Lake

  • In the dry region of Jaisalmer,
  • The lake was once a major source of water supply in the city of Jaisalmer and as such it is not surprising to find numerous shrines and temples around it.
  • A yellow sandstone gateway that leads to the lake was constructed by a prostitute, Tilon, despite disapproval from the Maharaja.

Pushkar Lake

  • Legends have it that the Pushkar Lake was created by Lord Brahma by merging the waters of four holy places of Hindus in India – Badrinath, Jagannath, Rameshwaram and Dwarka.
  • The lake is surrounded by 52 ghats and there is a floating chattris in the centre.
  • The Pushkar lake is worth visiting during the final night of the famous Pushkar fair when the thousands of glittering oil lamps are left into the water.

Balsamand Lake

  • Jodhpur
  • built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar.

Dhebar Lake- Udaipur

Doodh Talai Lake-Udaipur

Lake Foy Sagar

  • Ajmer
  • It is named after the engineer Mr. Foy, an Englishman, who created it under a famine relief project in 1892.

Kaylana Lake

  • Jodhpur
  • It is an artificial lake,
  • built by Pratap Singh in 1872.

Man Sagar Lake- jaipur

Maota Lake

  • The Maota Lake is located in Amer
  • The ancient name of the lake is “Mahavata”, but it is commonly known as Maota because of the large trees located near the lake

Nakki Lake

  • mt abu
  • raghunath jee mandir

Ramgarh Lake

  • Ramgarh Lake was an artificial lake situated near Jamwa Ramgarh
  • The last time the lake received water was 1999 and it has been dry since 2000.

Udaisagar Lake- Udaipur