Water is Life and in the Desert State of Rajasthan the Value of Water is enhanced by the Power of Infinity.

Thus the Beauty and Importance of a Lotus Lake in the midst of the Parched Brown Aravalli Mountain Range in Bundi, Rajasthan is a Sight to behold.

If you look hard you will see Spots of Orange at the base of the Brown Hills on the far Right of the picture below.

These are the Flame of the Forest Trees in bloom ( do check out a previous blog by the same title) . Palash ( Hindi) or Butea monosperma ( Scientific Name) .

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The Magnificent Lotus Lake

The Sukh Sagar Lake or literally translated The Lake of Happiness is surrounded by Palaces and Temples along its banks . The Royal and The Divine.

Keep a sharp eye for the clump of Green in the midst of the Brown Mountains.

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Royalty and Divinity Surround the Lake

The Sukh Mahal or the Palace of Happiness is stated to be the residence for a short time  of none other than Rudyarg Kipling,the author of Jungle Book.( the movie has recently been released as well ).

It is fabled however the same was made for Royalty to indulge in the Happiness ( Sukh)  of Worldly Pleasures away from the prying eyes of courtiers in the Main Palace.

The Lush Green Trees contrast sharply with the Rocky and Brown Mountains. Symbolic? A message from Nature, maybe ?

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The Palace made for a Emperor

The Lotus lake is dotted with Hindu Temples preserved by their Rulers for Centuries who followed the  same faith.

The Temple below is submerged in the waters of The Lotus Lake and the Picture was taken from the Roof Top of the Temple.

My first exclamation as I gazed at the Lotus Lake for the first time was a loud “WOW”

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The Roof Top of a Submerged Temple

The featured image is of a Shivling covered by a typical Rajasthani Canopy , which in turn is sheltered  by  Lofty Date Palm trees, on the Banks of the amazing Sukh Sagar in the midst of the Parched Lands of Rajasthan.


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

28 thoughts on “LOTUS LAKE”

  1. Did the temple get flooded when the dam was built? Seems such a pity – we have a dam here that was built and it flooded Khami, one of the ancient ruins. Some of the best examples of walling was lost

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  2. Mukul… Your posts are most beautiful and the knowledge I have gained from reading your words has enlightened and amazed me. Thank you for dropping by my blog, but an even greater thanks for introducing me to yours…
    Hope your day is most beautiful…

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