Sambhar Lake is a large inland saltwater lake located just at a distance of 70 km from Jaipur which finds mentioning in the epic Mahabharata as well.
As per the legend, this lake was part of the kingdom of a devil lord called Brishparva. Goddess Shakambari Devi turned the plains of the town into a mine of precious metal. However, since people were worried that such wealth can corrupt many, the goddess turned it into a reservoir of salt.
The Lake has been blessed with a stark and stunning white landscape and is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
The word ‘sambhar’ means ‘salt’ and the lake is named so as its surrounding regions have high concentrations of salt.
Classified as a Ramsar site (wetland of worldwide animation), it is home to flamingos, which are a major attraction of this place.
One can also spot a large number of pelicans here.