Lakes in Jaipur
Man Sagar Lake
Man Sagar Lake, located in Jaipur, was made by Raja Man Singh I in around 1610 A.D. It was built by damming Darbhawati River for the purpose of irrigation as well as recreation. The famous Jal Mahal was subsequently constructed in the middle of this picturesque lake.
Ramgarh LakeLocated around 25 km north east of Jaipur, this artificial lake is quite popular amongst the tourists as well as the residents of Jaipur. It is one of the favorite weekend spots not only for the residents of Jaipur but also for people residing in various parts of Rajasthan. The lake was created by building a large bund between the hills. The old fort’s ruins and the white temple of Jamwa Mata located near this picturesque lake add to its appeal and attract several people to this place.
There are various activities that you may indulge in here thus making it an ideal place for picnic. You may enjoy boating (if you visit between October - June), fishing, mountain trekking, jeep driving in the jungle located nearby and pay a visit to a carpet village.
Sambhar LakeSambhar Lake, located at a distance of around 65 km from Jaipur, is another tourist attraction. It is basically a part of Sambhar which is better known as the Salt Lake City. The city also includes the famous Sambhar Lake National Park and Sambhar Lake Tiger Reserve.
Those who love serenity and are fond of bird watching are sure to have a great time here. A number of species of both resident as well as migratory birds can be seen here. Located near this beautiful lake is a temple dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Devi which also attracts several tourists.
Besides these, you may also visit the Chhaparwara, Kukas and Maota Lake located in Jaipur.
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