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A journey to India's largest salt lake:'THE SAMBHAR LAKE'

Updated on June 5, 2014
Goddess sakumbara temple
Goddess sakumbara temple

Shadows are growing up. Far away humidity is melting and melting touching dry sky. Where I am going? My journey is towards India’s largest salt lake ‘TheSambhar Lake’…….. This is the white place of Rajasthan where the history meets the ancient stories.

Play made by the wind making the black road sandy. Suddenly road disappeared, only I can see sandy area extending up to 8KM. Sun is showering heat on me make my body down and the need of water is calling from my trough. Some way I reached in a desert village, where only four or five houses can be seen. Villagers are taking water from bore well, taken enough water from their and continued my journey.

While at the end of this village, I saw the endless white place, The Sambhar Lake, India’s largest salt lake. The tyre marks of Lorries that carry can be seen all over the path near the lake. Everyone should walk through that path only, otherwise be drown to the soil. About 200sqkm is the overall size of the lake, 23km length and 11km width. This place is the dreariest place of migratory birds. Every time the lake fills with water the birds comes to enjoy it.

Lots of old stories of Indian culture are related to this Lake. This is the place where emperor of Bharatvarsha kingdom Yayathi who married his wife Devayani. Also the Devayani’s father and Guru of Asura named ‘Shukracharya’s parnasala (used for daily prayers and poojas) was in here.

It is also believed that this lake and salt field is made by the Goddess Sakumbara. We can see a temple of Goddess Sakumbara at the center of the salt field which is fully painted with white colour.

1000s of year’s salt is producing from here. This place was controlled by Rajaputra, Marathas, and Mugals during their ruling times. From 1870s this place was given to British for lease. To carry salt they built tracks and started train services, still it carrying salt. The bogies are made of wood and while I am reaching their one train is starting to go from their. These salt fields are now under the joint control of Government of Rajasthan and Sambhar salt limited company.

People living in and around Sambhar areas are salt workers hereditary. These fields always give work and money to these people. Visitors are familiar to them and this can be noticed from their relation with everyone.

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How to reach here:

Sambhar town is 90kms away from Jaipur. We can reach here through NH 8 passing through Malhan, Bhulera. If you like to enjoy some desert adventure you can take NH8 passing through different path.

For more information please visit:

Stay: sambhar lake resorts

In Jaipur: Hotel Gamgaur -0141 2371641 Ghasa kotty-2375151, Hotel swagatham -2200595. Hotel theej-2203199, Hotel Jaipur palace -2743161.

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Railway track in Sambhar salt fieldsFlamingos visiting Sambhar lakeSunset in Sambhar
Railway track in Sambhar salt fields
Railway track in Sambhar salt fields
Flamingos visiting Sambhar lake
Flamingos visiting Sambhar lake
Sunset in Sambhar
Sunset in Sambhar


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    • viewfinders profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from India

      its a great footstep

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      Abhishek Kadyan 

      5 years ago

      Public Interest Litigation No. 108 of 2013 moved by Naresh Kadyan herd today by the court No. 10 of the Supreme court of India about bore well mafia, illegal encroachments around Sambhar lake - wetland of Rajasthan.

    • viewfinders profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      thanks friend,its india's largest salt lake.

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      hi friend 

      6 years ago from India

      Interesting hub. Vote up and awesome.

    • viewfinders profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      thank you for your observation,ya this lake is a livelihood of thousands of people living near to it.

      its giving salt to 100million people...

      hope you enjoyed reading it.....

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      thank you. You have an amazing and wonderful spots in your place.

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      6 years ago from India

      thanks for your comment and very proud to hear that my hubs helping people like you to get more info about my country. always hoping more valuable comments.............

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very interesting; thank you for educating me on a country I know very little about.


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