Ana Sagar Lake

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Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake situated in the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan state in India. It was built by Arnoraja (alias Ana), the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1135 -1150 AD and is named after him. The catchments were built with the help of local populace. The lake is spread over 13 km (8.1 mi). The Baradari or pavilions were built by Shahjahan in 1637 and Daulat Bagh Gardens by Jehangir. There is a Circuit house on a hill near the lake that used to be British Residency. This is one of the main tourist attraction there. There is an island in the center of the lake which is accessible by boat. Boats could be hired from the east side of the Daulat Bagh. There are Chowpatty and Jetty walkway next to each other and Baradari to capture the scenic of the lake. The lake is the biggest one in Ajmer, with the maximum catchments area (5 km2 (1.9 sq mi) built up area). The maximum depth of lake is 4.4 m (14 ft) with storage capacity of 4,750,000 m3 (6,210,000 cu yd). The Rajasthan High Court has banned construction in the catchment areas of the lake basins.[1][2]

Ana Sagar Lake
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The Anasāgar Lake
LocationAjmer, Rajasthan, India
Coordinates26°28′30″N 74°37′30″E / 26.475°N 74.625°E / 26.475; 74.625Coordinates: 26°28′30″N 74°37′30″E / 26.475°N 74.625°E / 26.475; 74.625
Basin countriesIndia
Max. length13 km (8.1 mi)
Max. depth4.4 m (14 ft)
Water volume4,750,000 m3 (6,210,000 cu yd)

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  1. ^ "Ana Sagar Lake". Times of India Travel. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Ana Sagar Lake Ajmer, Rajasthan". www.tourmyindia.com. Retrieved 18 December 2019.