Undoubtedly, it's the forts and palaces of Rajasthan that attracts the major number of tourists as they reflect the rich heritage and past coupled with the influence of modern lifestyle. But along with these elaborate heritage architectures, lakes also attracts some tourists attention. Such beautiful are the lakes that even Udaipur, a famous destination in Rajasthan, is called 'City of Lakes' and 'Venice of the East.' The country’s largest salt lake - Sambhar Salt Lake is situated in the located quite close to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Also, these lakes of Rajasthan mark many mythological events too. Legends has it that the Pushkar Lake of Rajasthan appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. The place is also famous for world's few Brahma temples. Bundi, Udaipur, Pushkar, and Ajmer are some of the famous places of Rajasthan where lakes still dominate the landscape. Even the ruling kings have a played a crucial role in the development of Rajasthan's lake network.
Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer; Jaisamand Lake (Asia's second largest man-made sweet water lake) in Udaipur; Lake Foy Sagar in Ajmer; Silliserh Lake in Alwar; Udai Sagar Lake in Udaipur; Kailana Lake in Jodhpur; Ana Sagar Lake in Ajmer; and Lake Pichola in Udaipur are amongst the prominent artificial lakes that can be seen in Rajasthan. Also, the lakes Bundi like Lake Jait Sagar, Lake Kanak Sagar and Lake Nawal Sagar have gathered much attention of tourists. The list of popular lakes in Rajasthan is incomplete without the mention of Nakki Lake, which is particularly famous for its boating.
Despite the major region being arid, the presence of so many lakes makes Rajasthan nothing less than a geographical phenomenon. So next time whenever traveling to Rajasthan for the holiday, make a point to laze around the lakeside and enjoy a relaxing lake vacation.