According to the tradition, the Sambhar lake was a gift of Shakambri Devi ,the tutelary(patron) of the Chowhan Rajputs,who about 551 A.D in return of milk supplied by one of their cows to a religious ascetic, converted a forest into a vast plain of precious metals. The inhabitants of Sirthula, a village situated a few kms from Sambhar, looked upon it as a curse rather a blessing as it would be sure to lead to endless fends requested the goddess to retract her gift . But the goddess being too forgiving to retract her favor converted the lake from silver to salt.
Accommodation and Food
If you are travelling , I’d suggest you to take all your camping equipments and experience the sun rising from the horizon while sipping the warm coffee from your tent. The salt lake is very vast . It is an isolated land, therefore there are not a lot of options for the accommodation there.
Carry water bottles and food with you as there are no restaurants in Shakambhari, Sambhar.
Essentials for Photographers
If you are a photography enthusiast don’t forget to carry a tripod and spotlights for various long exposure shots. You can also light paint as the darkness and stillness of the place provides a perfect canvas for the same. For a better understanding of the stars and constellations,you can download various applications such as Sky map by Google.
I believe I have shared all the information you will need to plan this trip and now I will let my pictures do the talking.