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Sambhar Lake, The salt lake of India

Sambhar Lake
Sambhar is a place situated 86 km southwest of Jaipur. It is India's largest inland salt lake.

Sambhar Lake is the India’s largest inland salt lake. It is a place where water and sky merge to shine. The lake covers an area of about 190 sqr km, 0.6 cm in depth and is surrounded by Aravalli hills. It produces 196,000 tons of clean salt every year. Sambhar is a village, municipality in the Jaipur district. The Sambhar Lake is managed by Sambhar Salts Limited, a joint venture of Hindustan Salts and Government of India. They have collaborated to promote the tourism of the Lake.

The major attraction of the Sambhar Lake is Flamingos. These tall and dainty birds are attracted here due to spirulina algae present inside the lake. After Rann of Kuchh, Sambhar Lake is considered as most important habitat for Flamingo birds. Storks, sandpipers, redshanks, black-winged stilts, coots, and shovelers are also found here.

Summers are very hot while winters are moderately cold here. So, the best time to visit is from October to March.

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