Rajsamand Lake is one of the five popular lakes of Udaipur which is situated 66 km north of the udaipur. This lake was built in 1660 by the Maharana Raj Singh. The lake sprawled over an area of 4 miles in length and 1.75 miles in width. The lake is 60 feet deep. It was built across the Gomati, Kelwa, and Tali rivers, with a catchment area of approximately 196 sq mi (510 km2). The river Gomti is the main supplier of water to Rajsamand Lake. The beauty of this lake calls on large number of tourists during their Udaipur tour. The scenic charm makes it a perfect place to enjoy leisure among tourists. Rajsamand Lake in Rajasthan is renowned across the globe for its natural and architectural beauty. It is one of the ranked attractions of Udiapur tour where tourists come to spend their leisure amidst calm and scenic environment.
This dam was created in the 17th century. On the southern end of the lake, the huge embankment is composed of white marble. It has marble terraces and stone steps that touch the waters of the lake. There are five toranas (weighing arches) where Maharana Raj Singh and his descendants organized the annual event of Tuladan. (Kings used to weigh themselves in gold and then distribute it amongst the Brahmans.). This process of alms-giving was followed by Maharaja Raj Singh and his descendants. Also on the embankment of the lake are nine pavilions or ‘nauchowki’ (nine ghats), which were constructed by Maharana Raj Singh. These beautifully carved pavilions are festooned with pictures of the sun, chariots, gods, birds and detailed carvings.
Maharana Raj Singh’s got an idea to built a huge and marvellous dam in that period and his efforts turned to reality. On the southern end of the lake, the huge embankment is composed of white. The history of Mewar is inscribed in 1017 stanzas, on 27 marble slabs, that are called the ‘Raj Prasasti’. It has been acclaimed as one of the longest engraving in India. It was used by Imperial Airways as a seaplane base during second world war for six years. At the embankment children park is developed and at one end Amba Mata Temple. While approaching one will find two massive gates, few other structures along the gates and a royal guest house where a magnificent fountain made of marble carved and decorated is significant, which are the marks of Royals. This Lake water provides glittering Sun-set view, with the miraculous light of sun.
Why was it Constructed?
The major reason for construction of Lake Rajsamand was to overcome the problem of drought and to render employment for victims of a widespread drought and famine in the year 1661, and to provide canal irrigation to local farmers. It is among the oldest relief works done in Rajasthan. The digging of this foundation began on January 1, 1662. Construction of the actual dam began on January 14, 1676. Mukund Jaggatnath was one of the main architects. It was built in Indo �Persian style and materials used for the construction were stone, rubble and masonry.
The most popular choice of tourists, where they are extremely delighted, and sunset view is heart touching, extremely beautiful place for photography. Dwarkadhish temple, Shrinathji temple are nearby, visitors may have a divine insight.many few place like haldi ghati,kankroli temple, kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. There are many hotels and resorts where you can enjoy the beauty and sunset view.
The charm exuded by the unparalleled beauty of the Rajsamand Lake is infectious and the tourists are attracted to this place. It has genuine beauty of its own, especially when women clad in hues of yellow, green, purple accommodate the lake on the festive of Gangaur and Teej. The provocative thing of this place is its purity of water, the shimmering and dancing rays of sunbeams of the settling god and the colour changing water beckons the tourists to its charm by over whelming their hearts.