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Rajsamand Travel Guide

Distance : 66km from Udaipur

¤ Lake Attraction

*This royal lake is located 66km from Udaipur , one of the numerous artificial lakes found in the Mewar region , built by Rana Raj Singh I in 1660. *It is 4 miles long and 1.75 miles wide with continous water supply from river Gomti.
*By the lake is the Nauchowki("Nine Pavilions") - an elegant stepped embankment with several decorative arches and pavilions built by Raj Singh.

*Another interesting feature is 27 stone slabs - Raj Prahasti - carved in 17th century , which mention the history of the state of Mewar in a verse of 1017 stanzas - the longest Sanskrit inscription known in India.


¤ The Pristine Rajsamand Lake


Rajsamand or the royal lake is one of the numerous artificial lakes found in the Mewar region and was built by Rana Raj Singh I in the 1660s. The lake is a large one, 4 miles long and 1¾ miles wide. It has a huge embankment (bund) that is over 1100ft long and 40ft high with several decorative arches and pavilions built by Raj Singh. The Gomti River flows into it, ensuring that it never remains dry. The Nauchowki (nine pavilions) stands mute next to the calm and serene Rajsamand. The white marble steps down to the lake date back to the 17th century when Maharani Roopmati had them made to show her gratitude to her husband Maharana Raj Singh I. Raj Singh had saved her from the hands of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (see Rana Raj Singh I in History for more details.) 27 stone slabs carved in the 17th century bear the longest Sanskrit inscription known in India. The slabs, known as Raj Prahasti, mention the history of the State of Mewar in a verse of 1017 stanzas.


¤ Kankroli- A Pilgrimage Center

An important pilgrim site for the Vaishnavas, the town of Kankroli has the temples of Dwarakadhish, one of the seven forms of Lord Krishna. Maharana Raj Singh I built the temple in 1676. The idol in the temple was brought from Mathura and installed here in the year 1676. The head priest of the temple is one of the descendants of Vallabhacharya – the Vaishnava Spiritual Guru. The temple has been built on a hill and overlooks the beautiful Rajsamand Lake. It makes a pretty sight, quite grand and attractive from across the lake. Several dharamshalas (inexpensive guesthouses found mainly at pilgrim sites) adjoin the temple and are also found at the base of the hills.





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