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Nakki Lake, Mount Abu


The Nakki Lake is another popular attraction in Mount Abu, visited by tourists and local residents. It is located at an elevation of 1200 m and is India's only artificial lake. It is a beautiful and serene place with picturesque hills in the backdrop.

The name 'Nakki' comes from a legend associated with the lake, according to which, the lake was dug by nakhs (nails) by gods to protect themselves from wicked demons. According to another legend, the lake was dug in one night by Rasiya Balam, a sculptor of Dilwara Jain Temples.

Tourists can also visit the Gandhi Ghat, constructed in memory of Mahatma Gandhi. His ashes were immersed in this lake on February 12, 1948. There are a number of rocky mountains near the lake, providing visitors and adventure lovers with a chance to involve themselves in rock climbing.

Another interesting thing that one can do while at the Nakki lake is boating, a perfect activity to enjoy the calm and tranquil waters of the lake.