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Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan

Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Total Area: 5,700 Sq.km.
Assigned on: 23 March 1990

Something About Sambhar Lake

Sambhar lake is also known as “Shakambari Jheel” and it is the largest Salt Lake of India. It is situated 80 km away from the main city of Jaipur. This lake is on the border of Nagaur and Jaipur district of Rajasthan. Lake extends a length of 32 km while from west to east it extends to a breadth of 3 to 12 km.

Bird Eye view of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan
Photo by NASA, Public Domain

The maximum lake area during the monsoon season is 234 sq.km. During the summer season, the area shrinks to 130 sq.km. only and water remains in small pools in different parts of the lake.

It has an estimated quantity if 35 crore tons of common salt. Hindustan Salt Ltd. Is the main manufacturer of sodium chloride and sodium sulphate. Both are produced here in large quantities. The salt is manufactured by the solar evaporation method from March to July only.

Historical Sambhar Lake

  • It is an archeological site as Naliasar lake dated back to 2000 BC.
  • Sambhar lake was also known as the capital of Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the 12th
  • Jodha Bai and Akbar were married near Sambhar Lake in the 15th Century.

Places to Explore near Sambhar Lake

Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary

Sambhar Lake wildlife sanctuary is at Jaipur and Nagaur district of Rajasthan. It is a part of Sambhar lake but divided by a Sambhar dam.

Sambhar Salts Museum

Here, you’ll get the whole structure of Sambhar lake and how things actually do by companies to collect the salt for production. But most of the time there is no person to ask something. So, travel in your own way.

How to Reach Sambhar Salt Lake

By Airway

Jaipur international airport is the nearest airport to reach Sambhar lake and it is about 85 km away from the airport. Another option is the Kishangarh airport of Ajmer and it is about 67 km away from Sambhar salt lake.

By Railway

The nearest station is Sambhar Lake Railway station(SBR) and another option is Phulera Junction(FL). It is about 6.5 km away from the salt lake.

By Roadway

Sambhar lake is located near NH-8 and RJ SH-57. The bus services are always available from major cities of Rajasthan and other states too. If you’re planning for a road trip then check the distance between major cities of Rajasthan to Sambhar Salt Lake.

Distance between Sambhar Salt Lake and Major Cities in Rajasthan:-

Major Cities

Distance in Kms

Ajmer

92 km

Jaipur

81 km

Jodhpur

306 km

Jaisalmer

509 km

Udaipur

353 km

 

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