Instead of chasing the Himalayas, find the Milky Way at SambharThe town of Sambhar is named after the largest inland salt lake in India, the Sambhar Lake. The origin of Sambhar Lake is unknown but its mention is found in the epic of Mahabharata. Legends claim that the regional deity, Shakambari Devi, is behind the flatland's formation. Irrespective of the narrative, the salt lake is a favourite with photographers, especially astrophotographers.The night sky here is famous for offering a great view of the milky way. Other than photography and camping at the Sambhar Salt Lake, you can also pay a quick visit to the Shakambari Devi Temple or climb up the Devayani Tank for a panoramic view.
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Sambhar Lake Railway Station
For a minute, I felt I was in Rann of Kutch but no that's the beauty of this unexplored place that produces salt too. Bhanu told me that he had read about a railway station and several rail tracks built by Britishers that were used to transport Salt to the nearby factories and process it. We were so intrigued by the first view that we wanted to go further ahead...which eventually we did.