Nakki Lake


The ancient name of Mount Abu is Arbudaanchal. In the Puranas, the region has been referred to as Arbudaranya (forest of Arbhuda) and ‘Abu’ is a diminutive of this ancient name. It is believed that sage Vashistha retired to the southern spur at Mount Abu following his differences with sage Vishvamitra.

Why is Nakki Lake famous?

In the Nakki Lake, which is associated with many legends, Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed on 12 February 1948 and Gandhi Ghat was constructed nearby. The attraction is also considered as the love lake of Mount Abu since the clean blue waters with verdant surroundings give a romantic feel.

Is Nakki Lake artificial?

Surrounded by beautiful green hills on all four sides, the Nakki Lake is popular for being the only artificial lake created at a height of 1200m above sea level. The boating experience here is breathtaking!

How deep is Nakki Lake?

24 m
Nakki Lake / Max depth

Who made Nakki Lake in Mount Abu?

Nakki Lake History

King put up the challenge of digging of the lake in one night and he will marry his daughter to that one. It is believed that Rasia Balam dug a lake overnight with his nails.

Are there tigers in Mount Abu?

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

There are several species of animals here including tigers, leopards, wolves, hyenas, sambhars, wild boars, jackals and foxes among other less predatory animals such as rabbits, mongooses, langurs, porcupines and hedgehogs.

Is Nakki Lake freshwater?

Nakki Lake is an a man-made fresh water lake which is situated in the Indian Hill station of Mount Abu in Aravali range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. It is also known as Toad Rock Lake.

What is the largest artificial lake of the world?

Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba is the world’s largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Which is the largest artificial lake of Africa?

Africa’s largest man-made dam

Stretching over 300 kilometres in length and covering an area of 5 000 square kilometres, the man-made Lake Kariba, filled between 1958 and 1963, is a veritable inland sea located on the mighty Zambezi River.

Which is the oldest artificial lake in India?

Dhebar Lake (also known as Jaisamand Lake) is India’s first and world’s oldest historical and second largest artificial fresh water lake in India. It is located in the Udaipur District of Rajasthan State in western India.


The best way to experience the town is with our one day Mount Abu local tour.
Itinerary of One Day Mount Abu Sightseeing Trip.
S.No Sightseeing Place Recommended Duration
1 Sunset Point and Nakki Lake 120 minutes
2 Dilwara Temple 60 minutes
3 Achalgarh Fort 90 minutes
4 Trevor’s Tank and Toad Rock 90 minutes
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