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Nakki Lake

About Nakki Lake

This Lake is situated in the Aravali ranges in Mount Abu, Rajasthan state, India.  As per legend, this lake was made by deities using ‘Nakh’ (nail- in english), hence the name ‘Nakki lake’.

It is the only man made lake situated at a height of 1200 metres above the sea level. The lake is around 800 metres long, 400 metres wide and 20-30 feet deep. Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes (asthi) was immersed in this lake on 12th February 1948, and later Gandhi Ghat was constructed nearby.

Activities in and around the lake

Boating in the lake, water zorb games and house rides around the lake are available.

Nakki lake

Lake Entry Fees
No Entry fees

Lake Timings 
Monday to Sunday  – 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Best time to visit Nakki Lake 
October to March
Summers are cool
Rainy season is Green

Visit Duration
30 minutes – 1 hour 30 minutes

Boating in the lake and Horse riding around Lake are available
₹100 – 200

Nakki Lake Website
No Official Website

Nakki Lake Email
No Official Email Address

Lake Phone Number 
No Contact Number

Lake Address 
Nakki Lake, 
Mount Abu, 
Rajasthan 307501

Lake Accommodation 

There is no accommodation inside the lake Complex, there are a few Boarding & Lodging near the lake.
However if you are looking for Royal Accomodation (Heritage Properties) you can travel to Mount Abu.  check – Heritage

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Nakki lake

Nakki Lake Distance

From Mount Abu- 1 kilometres
From Jaipur – 494 kilometres  
From Jodhpur- 261 kilometres
From Udaipur – 163 kilometres
From Sirohi – 83 kilometres

Places to Visit Near the Lake

Dilwara temple
Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple
Mount Abu wildlife santuary
Brahma Kumaris 
Trevors Tank

How to reach


Direct buses to Mt Abu are available from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Sirohi,
from Mt Abu you can hire a taxi, as it would be one of the easiest was to cover all the places in a single day

This Lake is just 1 kms from Mount Abu City Center, u can walk


The city is well connected from all sides, you can take auto rickshaw or taxi from Abu Road railway station to the Lake which is approximately 27 kilometres


Nearest Maharana Pratap Airport Udaipur (International / Domestic Airport) is 176 kilometres from Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple Drivetime approximately 03 Hours 30 Min

Bike / Car
Rajendra Road – GPO  – Lake Rd – Nakki Lake

NOTE – Information mentioned above is completely based the information that i received from the tourist guide

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