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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Sambhar Lake- India’s largest inland salt lake

The Sambhar salt lake is around 100 KM south west of Jaipur enroute Ajmer 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 Sambhar Lake can hardly be called as a lake as it’s a saline wetland only. The lake is surrounded by Aravalli hills on all sides

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.


  1. Nice narration about the places Pramod. Road conditions - nothing to say... :) as we are used to it...

  2. Sir, how to drive through NH8 and how to overtake the heavy loaded trucks through this route was a learning lesson for me....

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  4. Last time when I heard there was no water in Sambhar Lake. Now some hope is coming after reading your blog.

    Thanks for sharing. Meanwhile why I am not able to post comments using profiles other than Google Account.

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