Rajsamand Lake

After traveling for eight days in Rajasthan by road, through the deserts, hills, mountain ranges and forests, we finally got to see something pleasant and cooling to eyes. It was the Rajsmand Lake, a HUGE lake having a circumference of 7.5km. Water, as far as the eyes could see!

Thanks to Maharana Raj Singh I, India is proud of this second largest man made sweet water lake in Asia. The wiki says:

During World War II, the lake was used as a seaplane base by Imperial Airways for about six years.

Today its water is used for irrigation and the canal network services within the state and if good monsoons prevail this will continue.

(Do click and enlarge to view.)

The beauty of ornamental arches and the sculptures in the pillars and ceilings were lapped up by our greedy eyes. Strolling for half an hour in the marble steps in the bank of this lake rejuvenated and soothed our tired nerves. Wish I could stay back till the sunset to capture the golden glow of this beautiful lake.

(Do click and enlarge to view.)

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42 Responses

  1. richies says:

    Looks like a beautiful lake, and the ornate architecture is amazing.

    An Arkie’s Musings

  2. George says:

    What a beautiful place to visit! The architecture is amazing. Thanks for taking us along.

  3. Carver says:

    The lake is beautiful and the arches are amazing. I enjoy your country’s architecture as seen through the lens of your camera so much.

  4. Cuckoo says:

    Such a beautiful lake in a desert ! Equally beautiful is the intricate work.

  5. There is so much beauty there, so much amazing artistc creation, it’s almost hard to comprehend! How fortunate your are!!

  6. ewok1993 says:

    Very interesting architecture, so much details to enjoy. Great post.

  7. Glennis says:

    I do like the delicate carving on the pillars and supports of the buildings. That huge lake must be so refreshing in your hot climate, and its man made, amazing, India is an amazing country.

  8. The fluid lines of these structures are beautiful. Sure is a wonderful place.

  9. Guy D says:

    That is amazing, great setting, and I love the lake in the background.

    Regina In Pictures

  10. D Herrod says:

    The architecture is amazing.

  11. Swarna says:

    That’s double bonus in one post!
    Hope the place remains clean, and the water too.

  12. Swarna says:

    That’s double bonus in one post!
    Hope the place remains clean, and the water too.

  13. Louise says:

    Incredible place. I love the architecture. My greedy eyes (and lens) would have lapped it up, too.

  14. The lake looks positively lovely. The architecture is amazing. Great pictures.

  15. alicesg says:

    Very beautiful place. The buildings are so amazing. They are so well crafted.

  16. Some tremedous pics these !!!! just fabulous .!!

  17. Janie says:

    I’ve never seen such ornate arches. What lovely architecture. Great photos.

  18. You must had a great time there…looks very beautiful…

  19. Baruch says:

    Wow! What stunning & absolutely awesome architecture. The detail is so eye pleasing. Thanks for sharing & happy SWF

  20. magiceye says:

    breathtaking beauty!

  21. Reader Wil says:

    Thank you so much for the photos of your buildings! They are always a pleasure to see the refined intricate decorations!

  22. You have there so amazing architecture and culture history…

  23. AJEYA RAO says:

    Lovely place…Are you back in Bangalore?

  24. Onkar says:

    Beautiful pictures as is always the case with you.

  25. Arija says:

    Such beautiful architectural details you show us!

  26. What a beautiful place. The lake and the wonderful structures with such intricate details. Wonderful.

  27. lisaschaos says:

    Definitely looks like a beautiful place with many details!

  28. Mojo says:

    Such amazing stonework… and so perfectly preserved too! So many of the temples and such have decayed over the centuries. this one must be either relatively “new” or restored or perhaps the fact that it’s not in the jungle makes it less susceptible to the ravages of time.

    Whatever the case, it’s simply gorgeous!

  29. Aviral says:

    your pics are always amazing!!

  30. Pernill@ says:

    That is so beautifull.
    Nice to come and visit your part of the world. :biggrin:
    So completly different from mine.:

  31. thyme says:

    I always wonder what the people felt and thought when they were making those beautiful things. They look like their makers were never in a hurry to get anywhere else.

  32. Beautiful and very peaceful..

    BTW…I had my daughter look at many of your posts, to give her an idea of why I love to come and read! She was so amazed at the beauty that was captured on film/digitaly. What a great opportunity for her to see how other countries live and read about such rich history!! Thank you.

  33. some outstanding capture. Gorgeous, stunning!!

    do visit my other blog some time in case u like poetry n fiction

    Have a nice time

  34. The lake looks so calm and cool 🙂

  35. Wow what a gorgeous place and the architect is spectacular.
    Thanks for the stop over

  36. Wow really nice pictures !

  37. Hilary says:

    You take the most beautiful images of fine detail. Just lovely.

  38. R. Ramesh says:

    How do u manage 2 get such wondrful pix? hey thanks dear friend 4 yr motivating comments..

  39. What amazing photos!!! Such incredible details with the beatiful lake as the backdrop. Thanks again!

  40. Kat says:

    How beautiful India is…!! And you capture it’s beauty so well, for all to see.

    Hope the award givers are watching.

  41. Lakshmi says:

    Ive just returned to blogging and what a soothing picture to greet me

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