Sambhar Lake | Shakambari Jheel History, Ecology, Timing And Entry Fees

Sambhar Lake, located 80 km from the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the popular tourist places in Jaipur. It is one of the salt water lakes of India. It is also called the Salt Lake of Rajasthan. This lake is spread over an area of ​​22.5 km. This largest inland salt lake in India is also considered a ‘gift from the Thar Desert’. Shakambari Jheel is known for the production of saltpeter/salt. This makes it one of the largest salt manufacturing units in the country. 

Sambhar Lake is the center of attraction for the ‘Shakambari Devi’ temple for the darshan of the goddess and also for bird lovers. Flamingos, pelicans and waterfalls can be seen here. If you want to visit Shakambari Jheel Jaipur or know more information about it. So in this article we are going to tell all the important information related to Sambhar Lake.

History of Sambhar Lake Jaipur 

The history of Shakambari Jheel is believed to be many years old. Because according to mythology, during the time of Mahabharata, the guru priest of the demons, Sukaracharya lived here. Who married his daughter Devyani to the emperor of India, Yayati. And the Devayani temple is still located here. And during the excavation, a large number of terracotta sculptures, stoneware, and decorated discs were found here. Which are now kept in the Albert Museum in Jaipur.

Best Time To Visit Sambhar Lake

Talking about the best time to visit Shakambari Lake, the best time to visit Sambhar Lake is from October to March. Tourists here should avoid traveling to Sambhar Lake from June to September. Because it is monsoon season. Because of that, neither will you be able to see much wildlife nor can you see salt production during that time.

Ecology of Sambhar Lake

Sambhar Lake is also named as Ramsar Site. Because this wetland is home to Raj-Hans and other birds. who migrate here from North Asia. Let us tell you that every year 196000 tonnes of clean salt is produced in Shakambari Lake by Hindustan Salts Limited and Shamber Salts Limited (SSL), a joint venture of the state government.

Sambhar Jheel Timing And Ticket Price

Please tell the time of opening and closing of Sambhar Lake. So let us tell you that Shakambari Jheel remains open for 24 hours. But the time for tourists to visit is 6.00 in the morning till 6.00 in the evening. Apart from this, talk about the entry fee of Shakambari Jheel Jaipur. So Sambhar Lake is absolutely free for tourists to visit. You do not have to pay any kind of fee to roam here.

Best Places To Visit Near Sambhar Lake

Akshardham Temple

Birla Mandir

Galtaji Temple

Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple

Jagat Shiromani Temple

Govind Dev Ji Temple

Chokhi Dhani

Samod Palace

Raj Mandir Cinema

Amar Jawan Jyoti

Places to visit in Jaipur

Albert Hall Museum

Rambagh Palace

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Museum of Legacies

wax museum

Amrapali Museum

Nahargarh Biological Park

Gem & Jewelery Museum

Sunrise Dream World

Chand Baori

Masala Chowk

Vrindavan Garden

Statue Circle Jaipur

Central Park Jaipur

Chand Pol

Vidyadhar Garden

Madhavendra Palace Sculpture Park

Iserlat / Sargasuli Tower

Zoological Garden Jaipur

Kanaka Vrindavan Garden

Jawahar Kala Kendra

Hawa Mahal

Amer Fort

City Palace

Nahargarh Fort

Jantar Mantar

Jaigarh Fort

Rambagh Palace

Maharaniyon Ki Chhatriyan

How To Reach Sambhar Jheel

You can reach Shakambari Jheel in Jaipur by air, train or road. Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport to Shakambari Jheel. It is at a distance of 82 kms from the lake. The nearest railway station to Sambhar Lake is Merta Road Junction Railway Station. It is 80 km away from the lake. Traveling by Road Jaipur is connected to major cities of India through a network of National Highways 8, 11 and 12. There is a very good bus service between Jaipur and Delhi by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC). Apart from this, one can reach the lake by bus, cab, taxi or car.

Sambhar Jheel Jaipur Map

Video of Shakambari Jheel

Interesting Facts

Shakambari Lake is one of the popular tourist places in Jaipur.

This lake is also known as “Salt Lake of Rajasthan”.

Sambhar Lake is spread over an area of ​​22.5 km.

It is also considered a gift from the Thar Desert to India’s largest inland salt lake.

Shakambari Jheel is famous for the production of Namkeen/Salt.

It is one of the largest salt manufacturing units in the country.

Shakambari Jheel is the center of attraction for the ‘Shakambari Devi’ temple for the darshan of the goddess and also for bird lovers.


Q .Where is lake Sambhar located?

Shakambari Jheel is located at a distance of about 80 km from Jaipur city of Rajasthan.

Q .Who built the Sambhar Lake?

Shakambari Jheel was built by Chauhan dynasty.

Q .Which are the rivers that fall into Sambhar Lake?

In Shakambari Jheel, Mentha river falls from north direction, Rupangarh river, Khari and Khandela river fall from south direction.

Q .Why is Sambhar lake famous?

Shakambari Jheel is India’s largest inland saline wetland.

Q .Why Sambhar is a Salt Lake?

Rajasthan turned brackish after the capillary action caused by evaporation pulled up salt from underground deposits.


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