Mount Abu

Boating in Nakki Lake

Open Time : 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Why to visit Boating in Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake, also known as the Nakki Jheel locally, is a haven for nature enthusiasts and is located in the Aravalli mountains in Mount Abu. This lake is a wonderful treasure of Mount Abu, surrounded by incredible natural wonders. With a depth of roughly 11,000 metres and a width of a quarter of a mile, it is the first artificial lake in India. The intriguing lake, which sits in the centre of the hill station, is encircled by mountains, rich vegetation, and oddly shaped rocks. It is fascinating to watch Mount Abu's life unfold as you cruise across the calm waters of Nakki Lake. For those who enjoy the outdoors and photography, it is the ideal location. 

On February 12th, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in the Nakki Lake, a body of water surrounded by many legends, and Gandhi Ghat was built nearby. Due to the romantic atmosphere created by the clear blue waters and lush surroundings, the attraction is sometimes referred to as Mount Abu's Love Lake. Additionally, the mighty Garacia Tribe is supposed to regard it as their sacred lake. The beauty of Nakki Lake is enhanced by the adjacent natural treasures that are seen from there. On a nearby hill is the well-known Toad Rock, which resembles a toad poised to leap into the lake. There is a trail that leads to Sunset Point along Nakki Lake.

Nakki Lake, the first artificial lake in India, is the subject of numerous stories. According to the original mythology, the lake was erected by the Gods as defence against their foe, the Bashkali monster. The second legend is based on the sage Rakshiya Balam's romance. A king once gave the edict that whomever excavated a lake with his nails over the course of the night would wed his daughter. Rakshiya Balam finished the job and used his nails to dig the lake since he liked the king's daughter. Nakh, which meaning nails, is the origin of the name Nakki Lake. Rakshiya Balam and his sweetheart were supposedly Lord Shiva and Parvati in human form. But because of his betrayal, the sage was forbidden from marrying his lover.

FAQ on Boating in Nakki Lake

What restaurants are near Nakki Lake?

Restaurants near Nakki Lake: (0.05 km) Sarovar - Taste on the Lake (0.11 km) Sankalp Restaurant (0.21 km) Havmor Havfunn Eatery, Nakki Lake

What attractions are near Nakki Lake?

Attractions near Nakki Lake: (0.24 km) Mount Abu Trekking (0.18 km) Bharat Ma (0.21 km) Toad Rock

How to reach Nakki Lake?

On Ganesh Road, close to Mount Abu's primary market, is where you'll find the Nakki Lake. A cab or a taxi may take you there with ease. You may also hire an autorickshaw.

When is the ideal time to visit?

The Nakki Lake is accessible all year long. However, the monsoon and winter seasons are the greatest times to visit.

Special Tip

The pedal boats and the Shikharas are the two different sorts of boats that are available. Thirty minutes of the enjoyable boating excursion are spent touring the entire Nakki Lake. Costs per person range from INR 50 to 100.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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