Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch

Tripoto
8th Oct 2016

Maybe the happiness is out there...Like déjà vu. In another time, where all consciousness feel, that the beauty still exists. Where the people have forgotten the pain in the past and death.Where the demons are dead. Where everything is clear.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Sambhar

It is a place where skylines stretch immensely, a place where the water and sky merge and glisten azure.

Sambhar is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan, around 80 kms from south west of Jaipur . It is the largest inland saline lake of India. Sambhar means salt and different groups of the neighbourhood been producing tonnes of salt every year since centuries .There are around 38 bunch of towns surrounding the lake.

Sambhar lake is quite a view at night . It transcends into serenity as the night approaches. The stars shimmer spectacularly at night and and if you are lucky enough ,you can experience the sight of magical Milky Way.

he world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Are you searching for the light?Be the light.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

How To Reach

By Air

The Jaipur airport is 118 kilometers away from Sambhar and is located in Sanganer. The airport is well-connected to all major flight routes/destinations in India and to international destinations. There are many means of transports available from the Airport private/public buses and taxis etc that can be taken to reach Sambhar.

By Rail

The Sambhar Salt Lake station is the nearest train station, which is also connected to Jaipur Railway Station. There are frequent trains that commute to Jaipur on an hourly basis.

By Road:

Sambhar is well connected by road with all nearby towns. The NH-8 connects Sambhar to Malhan, which is directly connected to Jaipur.

The Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary and the lake is from October to March. Travelling to Sambhar from June to September should be avoided as this is the monsoon season .

There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Traveller I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Traditional Preceding

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.

What I am really saying is that you don't need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

paint the sky with the colors of your imagination.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

We all walk in a land of dreams. For what are we but atoms and hope, a handful of stardust and sinew? We are weary travelers trying to find our way home on a road that never ends.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

5 am musings

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Humans like stories. Humans need stories. Stories are good. Stories work. Story clarifies and captures the essence of the human spirit. And story, you mark my words, will be with the last human to draw breath.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

from where I stand.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Let the sunrise inspire you.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Every day a million miracles begin at sunrise

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Then, slowly, like the sunrise peeking over the horizon.

Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar
Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar
Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar
Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar
Photo of Sambhar: Just 80 km From Jaipur Lies The Most Stunning Alternative To The Rann Of Kutch by Saurabh Panwar

Personal Experience

Sambhar is the best place to rejuvenate yourself from inside out. In contradiction with the urban and crowded life ,the vastness and tranquility of this place gives a new purpose to life. Watching a sunrise here is like watching the history getting painted on the huge canvas of time with the colors of life. Seeing millions of stars above me made all my bigger problems seem smaller .It really made me ponder about my existence in this wide universe. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life.

Trust me, visit this place. Its Worth its salt.

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11 Comment(s)
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Beauty ! Superb !
Wed 05 24 17, 23:58 · Reply · Report
Spellbinding pictures. Beautifully penned words. You took us to Sambhar...
Mon 05 01 17, 08:49 · Reply · Report
ONLY SALT, NO WATER ?
Sat 03 04 17, 07:38 · Reply · Report
Your photography casts a spell, your words are enchanting. I was just lost in the description you put for each of your pictures. wonderful!!
Fri 03 03 17, 09:31 · Reply (1) · Report
it means a lot to me. Thank you :)
Mon 03 06 17, 10:21 · Report
amazing pix...which camera u have?
Fri 03 03 17, 02:56 · Reply (1) · Report
thankyou I have sony alpha a58 and nikon d7000
Mon 03 06 17, 10:20 · Report
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