Rajasthan is a state where rich tradition blends with modernity. The grandeur and opulence of the architecture, monuments, palaces, gardens, museums and forts of this colourful state is unparalleled. However, the lakes of Rajasthan have a charm of their own. These are some of the lakes you must visit when in Rajasthan.

Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Arguably the most popular lake in Rajasthan, Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake that was crated in the year 1362. There are four islands on this lake: Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. This is one of the best lakes in Rajasthan to catch a cocktail-coloured sunset on a boat.

Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

With Nahargarh Hills in the backdrop, Man Sagar Lake is an artificial lake, with the historic Jal Mahal right at its centre. Boating is not allowed on the lake; however, an observation point on its embankment affords a great panoramic view of the area. The lake is a great attraction for bird-waters; most commonly spotted ones are the blue-tailed bee-eaters, grey heron and white-browed wagtail.

 
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Man Sagar Lake,Jaipur!! Sunrise and sunset always fascinated me and makes me happy, wherever I go I never forgot to witness dawn and dusk!! Coming to this story, Jaipur was our last place me and my friend @karthikraja.photographs was explored, we were mostly exploring the street food of Jaipur and lots of chai and some forts!! We don’t have time to see this lake and the next day Morning we have our return flight to Bangalore, so the previous day itself we planned, packed our things and next day early we was there before sunrise This place is not clean but watching sunrise is an amazing experience!! #shotoniphone @apple #jaipur #mansagarlake #sunrise #warm #birds #travel #rajasthan #prabhukrishnan #photography

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Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer

Spanning over 13 kilometres, Ana Sagar Lake is the biggest artificial lake in Ajmer. It was built around the 12th-century, by Anaji, the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. The island on the centre of this lake is accessible by boat, and the pavilions and gardens on the embankments only enhance the beauty of this lake.

Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer

Gadisar Lake, excavated in the 14th-century by Maharaj Gadsi Singh, is a scenic rainwater lake surrounded by historic monuments, including temples and shrines. Earlier, it used to be the main water source of Jaisalmer. Today, it is one of the most loved attraction of the city.

Nakki Lake, Mount Abu

Nestled in the beautiful hill station of Mount Abu, Nakki Lake with the Aravali’s as its backdrop is nothing short of spectacular. Also known as the ‘Love Lake of Mount Abu’ this lake is popular for its boat-rides and horse rides along the banks.