6 lakes in Jaipur that you should absolutely visit
Though Jaipur is globally known for heritage and royalty, there is more to the city than what meets the eyes. If you are looking for a perfect place to spend some time alone, here is a list of six most beautiful lakes in and around Jaipur:
Jaipur: What if you are not in the best of mood and want to brood about things bothering you? Or what if you simply want respite from the city’s hustle and bustle and are looking for some solitude.
If you are from Jaipur, you probably already know that your best options are Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal as far as the city’s tourist attractions are concerned, but these places probably don’t fit in with your mood at the moment as they are always crowded, right? Well, you don’t need to be disappointed because though Jaipur is globally known for heritage and royalty, there is more to the city than what meets the eyes.
If you are looking for a perfect place to spend some time alone, you should straightaway head to any of these six beautiful lakes and ponds in and around Jaipur:
Take the Tonk Road and drive straight for about 30 km. You will reach one of the most beautiful lakes near Jaipur – Chandlai Lake. It’s very popular among bird watchers, so you are guaranteed to have the opportunity to mind your own business without anyone lurking over your shoulders or bothering you. If you are a birder, then you won’t find a better to be than Chandlai Lake. The best time to visit is between November and early March.
Sambhar Lake is now a very popular tourist destination. While people from all over Rajasthan visit the lake, it is quite surprising that the trend is yet to catch up with Jaipurites. This India’s largets inland salt lake is hardly 90 km from Jaipur.
A visit to nearly Skhambari Mata temple will definitely help your mood. If you can hang around till late evening, the spectacular sunset will make your day. Winter is the best time to visit the lake. You need to take the NH-8 to reach there.
This is yet another beautiful lake near Jamwa Ramgarh village, hardly 30 km from Jaipur. Once the main source of water supply for the Walled City, the place is now a popular hangout destination for youths and families. Since you are here, you can also visit the famous Jamwai Mata Temple. And, you never know you may also spot a couple of crocodiles in the muddy water. You need to take State Highway – 55 after getting off the NH-11C to reach Ramgarh Lake.
Man Sagar Lake
Named after the then rule of Amber Raja Man Singh, this lake is the closet to the city center. The best part is that there are many tourist attractions nearby including Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Kanak Vridavan, Amber Fort and Nahargarh Biological Park. So if you can plan an entire day for sightseeing if you are up to it.
This lake is also a photography hot spot as people are usually mesmerized when they see a palace (Jal Mahal) sitting in the middle of the lake.
Sagar and Maota lakes
Sagar and Maota lakes are also popular tourist destinations in Jaipur. Amber Fort gets reflected on the surface of Maota Lake’s water, creating a mesmerizing scene. You can also visit Kesar Kyari Bagh – in the middle of this lake.
Likewise Sagar Lake is situated near Amber near the Anokhi Museum. There are lots of great places nearby to keep you occupied during your trip to this lake.
So which of these lakes you are visiting?