Nakki lake has a backdrop that comes out of some fiction book, acclaimed to be the first man-made lake in India. Set away amid the dreamy background of the Aravalli ranges, this lake is a delight for nature lovers. It is often considered as the true gem of Mount Abu because it is the first spot hit by the tourist and much other attraction are in close vicinity to this lake.
Nakki Lake, locally known as the Nakki Jheel is a paradise for nature lovers. Take a boat ride and sail across the lake witnessing the slow life which is amazingly unfolding around it. Flanked by amazing natural wonders, this lake is truly a gem of Mount Abu. It is the first man-made lake in India with a depth of around 11,000 meters and a width of a quarter of a mile.
Located in the centre of the hill station, the fascinating lake is surrounded by lush greenery, mountains, and strangely shaped rocks. As you sail through the serene waters of Nakki Lake, it is exciting to see the life of Mount Abu unfolding in front of you.
The blowing winds and the soothing temperature of Mount Abu will add to the pleasure of boating and is sure to win your heart. The Gandhi ghat nearby was constructed after Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were pelted down on 12 February 1948, along with Gandhi ghats there are many such spots which you see on your boat ride excursion.
Location: Jain Mandir, District Sirohi, Achal Gadh, Rajasthan, 307501.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on all the seven days of the week.
Cost: There is no entry fee but if you indulge in activities such as boating and zorbing etc then you will spend around INR 100 or 200 on each activity.
Visiting duration: 1-2 hours or more depending on the purpose.
Best Time to visit: November to April.
Things to know: You can also enjoy a horse ride along the bank of the lake.