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  • Anand Sagar Lake

    Anand Sagar Lake

    Banswara

    Anand Sagar Lake

    This artificial lake, also known as Bai Talab was constructed by Lanchi Bai, the Rani of Maharaval Jagmal Singh. Located in the eastern part of Banswara, it is surrounded by holy trees known as 'Kalpa Vriksha', famous for fulfilling the wishes of vis ...

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  • Anasagar Lake

    Anasagar Lake

    Ajmer

    Anasagar Lake

    Anasagar Lake is a scenic artificial lake, commissioned and built by Arnoraj Chauhan, son of Ajaypal Chauhan, between 1135 and 1150 AD. Arnoraj was also known as Anaji, which gives the lake its name. Many years later, Mughal Emperor Jahangir added hi ...

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  • Balsamand Lake

    Balsamand Lake

    Jodhpur

    Balsamand Lake

    Balsamand Lake is about 5 kilometres from Jodhpur on the Jodhpur-Mandore Road. Built in 1159 AD, it was planned as a water reservoir to cater to Mandore. The Balsamand Lake Palace was built on its shore later as a summer palace. It is surrounded by l ...

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  • Diablab Lake

    Diablab Lake

    Banswara

    Diablab Lake

    On the banks of this beautiful lake stands the summer residence of the former rulers. A major part of the lake itself is covered with lotus flowers.

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  • Doodh Talai Lake

    Doodh Talai Lake

    Udaipur

    Doodh Talai Lake

    The road that takes visitors to Pichola Lake has another popular destination – the Doodh Talai Lake. The lake is nestled between several small hillocks which themselves are tourist attractions. The Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park and the Manikya Lal Verma G ...

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  • Fateh Sagar Lake

    Fateh Sagar Lake

    Udaipur

    Fateh Sagar Lake

    This delightful lake, bordered by hills and woodlands, lies to the north of Lake Pichola. This artificial lake is connected to Lake Pichola by a canal. The lake houses the beautiful Nehru Island as well as an islet on which stands the Udaipur Solar O ...

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  • Gadisar Lake

    Gadisar Lake

    Jaisalmer

    Gadisar Lake

    Gadisar Lake was constructed in the 14th century by Maharawal Gadsi Singh to meet the water needs of his arid lands. Considering its importance, many small temples and shrines were constructed around it, transforming it into a pilgrimage centre and a ...

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  • Gaib Sagar Lake

    Gaib Sagar Lake

    Dungarpur

    Gaib Sagar Lake

    The lake is famous for the shrine of Shrinathji that rests on its banks. The shrine complex contains numerous exquisitely carved temples and one core temple, the Vijay Rajrajeshwar Temple. This temple of Lord Shiva displays the skilled craftsmanship ...

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  • Jaisamand Lake

    Jaisamand Lake

    Udaipur

    Jaisamand Lake

    Jaisamand Lake is known for being the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia. It is popular among the locals as a weekend picnic destination. Locals say that the lake was constructed to halt the waters of Ruparel River. This lake boasts of ...

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  • Kailana Lake

    Kailana Lake

    Jodhpur

    Kailana Lake

    Situated on Jaisalmer road, this small artificial lake is an ideal picnic spot. It is like a canvas with a splash of romantic colours. The beauty of the lake stays with you long after you’ve experienced it. For those who’d like to go out on to the la ...

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  • Lake Foy Sagar

    Lake Foy Sagar

    Ajmer

    Lake Foy Sagar

    A beautiful artificial lake that appears flat, Lake Foy Sagar was built by an English engineer, Mr. Foy in 1892 AD. Interestingly, this work was taken up to provide famine relief through wage employment to locals. Lake Foy Sagar offers a beautiful vi ...

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  • Lake Jait Sagar

    Lake Jait Sagar

    Bundi

    Lake Jait Sagar

    Located close to the Taragarh Fort, this picturesque lake is surrounded by hills and covered with pretty lotus flowers that bloom during winter and monsoon.

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  • Lake Kanak Sagar

    Lake Kanak Sagar

    Bundi

    Lake Kanak Sagar

    About 67 kilometres from the town of Bundi lies this wonderful flat lake. There is also a town named after the lake. One can spot several migratory birds here such as bar headed goose and Demoille cranes all through the year.

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  • Lake Nawal Sagar

    Lake Nawal Sagar

    Bundi

    Lake Nawal Sagar

    Nawal Sagar Lake is an artificial lake that is a major tourist attraction and can even be seen from the Taragarh Fort. There is a half-submerged temple dedicated to Lord Varun Dev in its centre. What makes the lake unique is that one can see the refl ...

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  • Lake Pichola

    Lake Pichola

    Udaipur

    Lake Pichola

    Picholi was the name of a village that lent its name to the lake. The islands of Jagniwas and Jagmandir are housed in this lake. Along the eastern banks of the lake lies the City Palace. A boat ride in the lake around sunset offers a breathtaking vie ...

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  • Pushkar Lake

    Pushkar Lake

    Pushkar

    Pushkar Lake

    According to Hindu scriptures, the sacred Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Tirtha Raj’, the king of all pilgrimage sites. No pilgrimage is considered to be complete without a dip in in the holy Pushkar Lake. Semi-circular in shape and about 8-10 metres ...

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  • Silliserh Lake

    Silliserh Lake

    Alwar

    Silliserh Lake

    Located 15 kilometres to the southwest of Alwar, this tranquil lake is nestled amidst forested hills and boasts of magnificent cenotaphs on its bank. In 1845, Maharaja Vinay Singh constructed a hunting chalet here for his Queen, Shila. Today it is a ...

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  • Talab-e-Shahi

    Talab-e-Shahi

    Dholpur

    Talab-e-Shahi

    Talab-e-Shahi as the name suggests is a picturesque lake situated 27 km from Dholpur, and 5 km from Bari in Rajasthan. Both the lake and the palace were originally built as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan in the year 1617 A.D. The beauty and t ...

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  • Udai Sagar Lake

    Udai Sagar Lake

    Udaipur

    Udai Sagar Lake

    Udai Sagar Lake is one of the five striking lakes situated in Udaipur. Located about 13 kilometres to the east of Udaipur, the construction of this lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. The lake is actually a result of a dam being built on ...

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