Swaroop Sagar Lake

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Swaroop Sagar Lake
Swaroop Lake
LocationUdaipur, Rajasthan
Coordinates24°35′14″N 73°40′35″E / 24.58714°N 73.6764704°E / 24.58714; 73.6764704Coordinates: 24°35′14″N 73°40′35″E / 24.58714°N 73.6764704°E / 24.58714; 73.6764704
Typereservoir, fresh water, polymictic
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length4 km (2.5 mi)
Max. width2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Surface area10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Max. depth9 m (30 ft)
SettlementsUdaipur

Swaroop Sagar Lake is situated in the city of Udaipur in the Rajasthan state of India. It is an artificially created lake, named after Maharana Swarup Singh of Udaipur. It is also known as Kumharia Talab, which is a combined water body comprising other nearby lakes Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola.[1]

Reports from the Udaipur Lake Conservation Society suggests that lakes in Udaipur helps in ground water recharge, while providing water for drinking, agricultural use and industrial use. This generates employment for around 60 percent population of Udaipur. [2]

History[edit]

Swaroop Sagar lake was built by Maharana Swarup Singh of Udaipur during 1842-1861. This lake was built to avoid water congestion, and to balance the water level in the connecting lakes, namely Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lake.[1]

Access[edit]

Swaroop Sagar lake is located in north-west of Udaipur, adjacent to the Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola. It is situated behind the Jagdish Temple near Chandpole connecting to Rangsagar. The Swaroop Sagar Lake is approachable by road from the Udaipur City. Visitors can take Local buses, Tongas, auto-rickshaws and taxis to reach Swaroop Sagar. The lake is a 4 km. drive from the City Station. There is no entry ticket levied on a visit to Swaroop Sagar.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swaroop Sagar Lake". DiscoveredIndia.com. Discovered India. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti (Udaipur Lake Conservation Society)". Archived from the original on 16 July 2009.