The Sambhar salt lake is around 100 KM south west of Jaipur enroute
through NH8. When we were browsing for places around Jaipur, Sambhar lake, which can be accessed easily in a two hour drive from Jaipur, was spotted on the map, and we decided to explore the place. The image that we had about the lake before the visit just fluttered when we reached there. The Ajmer can hardly be called as a lake as it’s a saline wetland only. The lake is surrounded by Aravalli hills on all sides Sambhar Lake
The drive after the diversion from NH8 to Sambhar was refreshing and the feel of the true village atmosphere of Rajastan was breathtaking. After reaching there by around 4PM we had a long drive through the lake area and went for a walk inside the salt fields inside the lake. We had a long chat with the workers in and around the salt lake sharing their experiences.
When the moonlight came out to glitter the white field we returned back to Jaipur.
Sariska National Park
While coming back from Jaipur to Delhi we just tried our luck to visit the Sariska National Park in the Alwar District of Rajastan. But we couldn’t enter the national park area as it was closed because of the breeding season. Although the road to reach the park is in a poor condition, the drive through that route was infact a learning lesson for all of us.