For all the people who are feeling mentally and physically confined, this place is perfect. A place where skylines stretch to hugeness, where water and sky combine in a gleam of thin blue and where the ruined call of the curlew may be the main voice you listen. Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan is India’s the biggest saline.
Address : 80km from Jaipur
History : The Sambhar Salt Lake is the biggest inland salt lake in India and even mentioned in the legendary epic, ‘Mahabharata’. History expresses that the lake was a piece of the kingdom of a devil lord known as ‘Brishparva’. As per Hindu custom, the goddess of the Chauhan Rajputs, ‘Shakambari Devi’, changed the town to a plain of precious metals. But people got worried that this would cause fights and that’s why requested to the Goddess to withdraw the aid. Thus the Goddess changed the town of metals into a town with a considerable measure of salt.
Accordingly, the Salt Lake is known to have had its beginnings from here, and there is a temple devoted to Shakambari Devi, that is placed close to the lake. The Salt Lake was claimed by Jaipur and Jodphur lords in turns and was later rented to the British. After independence, The Government of Rajasthan took control over the lake.
Popular Attractions: Sambhar is a residential area placed at 96 km south west of the city of Jaipur (Northwest India) and 64 km north east of Ajmer along the National thruway 8 in Rajasthan. Sambhar means salt, and the different groups of the neighborhood have concentrated salt from here for over a thousand years. There are 38 bunches of towns surrounding the lake.
Sambhar Lake has been also labeled as Ramsar site (wetland of worldwide animation) This wetland is the home of Flamingos and different winged animals which move from Northern Asia. What truly attracts one to Sambhar is the temptation of flamingos. These tall, cute fowls with their performer tutus fly heree in thousands by the heavenly Spirulina green growth that twist when the water achieves a medium level of saltiness. After the Rann of Kutch, where they breed, Sambhar is said to be the most residential territory for flamingos in the nation. Pelicans as well, obviously love the lake and run here in substantial units.
20,000 to 30,000 fledglings in pale pink shade can be seen moving and mumbling in the shiny water and dim mud. Sometimes, a huge group would fly low over the water and settle at an alternate place, touching down with the lightest of frilling. Wonderful pink flamingos, storks, pelicans, redshanks, sandpipers, and dark winged stilts are worth a dream.
Sambhar Lake delivers 196000 tons of clean salt every year. Salt creation is overseen by Shambar Salts Ltd. (ssl), a joint wander of the Hindustan Salts Ltd. also the state government.
How to reach : Sambhar lake is located near the Jaipur city at a distance of 80 km. One can easily reach here using any mode of public transport.
Neaby Tourist Attractions : Shkambhari Devi Temple, Devayani Tank
Visiting Duration : 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee : Free
Sambhar is an interesting, yet pleasant town and is also turning into a well-known tourist spot. For those who want to feel relived and are waiting for a unique outside experience, Sambhar provides for you the chance to appreciate the stunning sight of the wild life haven and one can respect the renowned perspective of the Salt Lake.