Nakki Lake is situated in Mount Abu Hill Station of Rajasthan. It has the distinction of being the largest manmade lake situated at 1200 metres above sea level. Surrounded by the Mount Abu Hill Station and the Aravalli range of mountains, you can get to see some of the most scenic spots around this lake. It attracts thousands of visitors from all over the state and is a very popular tourist destination. The crowd increases too much during the summer season as Mount Abu is the only hill station in the entire state of Rajasthan.
It is also known for its spiritual significance, and there are many interesting stories behind the formation of this lake. It is regarded as a holy lake even to this date by many people, and they come here to offer prayers to the lake. While most people come here for enjoying the scenic beauty and spending some holiday time at the Mount Abu hill station, the Garacia tribe considers this to be a sacred lake. It is also known as the love lake of Mount Abu. Every year, during the Shukla Paksha of the Hindu calendar which comes during the month of April, the people of this tribe come here to worship their ancestors. As a ritual, they cut their nails, which are known as Nakh in Rajasthan at this place.
As per mythology, there lived a sage named Rasia Balam, who was in love with a teenager named Kunvanri Kanya. They were prevented from getting married by their parents and other people and were asked to dig the lake with their nails overnight. They almost managed to accomplish the task but were stopped due to betrayal from many people. It is believed that the sage and the teenager were the incarnations of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. For this reason, this lake got the name Nakki Lake.
For the tourists, this is a great spot to visit during the hot summer season. It is well known for its sunrise and sunset views. You can get to enjoy boating on this beautiful lake with your family. As the place is crowded with lots of tourists, you can find good quality accommodation facility and various restaurants that cater to the needs of tourists from all over the world. You can also enjoy trekking near this lake, and there are enough spots for adventure lovers.
You can take the motor boat or rowboats which are very popular in this place. There are also few swan-shaped boats, and you can enjoy a good time with your family. Most people also take a ride in the paddle boat to get a view of the Todays Rock, which is famous for being home to numerous species of birds. There are many hotels that organize tours to this place, and you can get in touch with them to get the best boat ride in Nakki Lake. The amazing time you will spend in natural surroundings, doing water activities will make this holiday tour memorable.