Jaipur - Sambhar Salt Lake - Jaipur

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  • Sambhar Salt Lake
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Meet our driver/guide at your hotel reception and start your drive to Sambhar Salk Lake at 0900 A.M.

Sambhar Salt Lake

Sambhar Lake, situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is a place where horizons stretch to infinity, where water and sky merge in a shimmer of gauzy blue. Civilization here goes back a long, long time and legends abound. According to one reference in the epic Mahabharata, Raja Yayati, emperor of Bharatvarsh (India) and a descendant of Lord Brahma the Creator, married Devyani, daughter of Shukracharya (the guru of demons) who lived by the lake.

According to another legend, the Goddess Shakambhari bestowed the lake upon the people of the area some 2,500 years ago. A small glimmering white temple in her honor stands under a rocky outcrop jutting into the lake. The locals will insist that you visit her temple before doing anything else.

Sambhar quite literally means salt, and the various administrators of the area have extracted salt from here for over a thousand years. Over time, these have included the Sindhias, Rajputs, Marathas, Mughals and the rulers of Jaipur and Jodhpur who jointly owned the lake, and who in 1870 leased it to the British. After independence, the lake was taken over by the government and is now managed by Sambhar Salts Limited, a joint venture of Hindustan Salts and the Government of Rajasthan.

Drive back to Jaipur and reach your hotel by 0500 P.M.