DAY TRIP TO SAMBHAR DETAILS
Duration: Full Day
Time of departure: 8:30 AM
The Salt Lake, India’s largest inland salt lake, a bowl shape lake encircles historical Sambhar Lake Town located 96 km south west of the city of Jaipur.
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Like most other north Indian places, Sambhar too has a tropical climate. The summers can be very hot with mercury crossing 45°C, whereas winters are moderately chilled and the temperature can fall below 10°C.
History – Sambhar quite literally means salt, and the various administrators of the area have extracted salt from here for over a thousand years. Over time, these have included the Sindhias, Rajputs, Marathas, Mughals and the rulers of Jaipur and Jodhpur who jointly owned the lake, and who in 1870 leased it to the British. After independence, the lake was taken over by the government and is now managed by Sambhar Salts Limited, a joint venture of Hindustan Salts and the Government of Rajasthan.
Sambhar is India’s largest saline lake, 190 sq km in extent at full capacity, and lays some 60 km west of Jaipur, just outside prosaically named Salt Lake City. This vast body of glacial saline is on average just 0.6 cm deep and never more than 3 m even just after the monsoon. It stretches in length for 22.5 km, its width varying between 3 and 11 km. Several seasonal freshwater streams, two of the major ones being the rivers Mendha and Rupangarh, feed it.
Archeological excavations at Naliasar, 4 km south of Salt Lake City, have yielded terracotta figurines and evidence of well-planned settlements going back to the Kushan and Gupta periods.
In the evening after the sightseeing drive back to the Jaipur and you will be transferred to your desired place in Jaipur with a bunch of sweet memories.