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'''Ghora Katora''', which meanstranslates to "Horse Bowl", is a natural lake near the city of [[Rajgir]] in the Indian state [[Bihar]]. It derives it's name from its own shape which is not unlike a horse. This location is an excellent picnic spot and is known for being one of the cleanest sight-seeing locations in Rajgir. VeryThe much loved by the locals, itlake attracts migratory birds from [[Siberia]] and [[central Asia]] during winter. <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://hindi.indiawaterportal.org/node/53433|title=घोड़ा-कटोरा झील राजगीर (नालन्दा) आदर्श पक्षी विहार-एक विवेचना (Ghoda-Katora Lake, Rajgir (Nalanda), an Ideal Bird Sanctuary - A Review) {{!}} Hindi Water Portal|website=hindi.indiawaterportal.org|access-date=2019-08-16}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.nativeplanet.com/nalanda/attractions/ghora-katora/|title=Ghora Katora, Nalanda|website=www.nativeplanet.com|language=en|access-date=2019-08-16}}</ref>{{Citation needed|date=August 2019}}.
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| name = Ghora Katora
 
==History==
Although the lake was relatively unpolluted for a time, this is not the case presently<ref>https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Officials-make-a-mockery-of-ecotourism-at-Ghora-Katora/articleshow/45709293.cms</ref>. The chief minister of Bihar, [[Nitish Kumar]], visited the location for the first time in 2009. As a result of his visit, an attempt was made to popularize the area for eco-tourism. On January 29, 2011, the lake was opened to the general public. A 70 feet long [[Gautama Buddha|Buddha]] statue was inaugurated in November 2018.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.prabhatkhabar.com/news/nalanda/the-statue-of-lord-buddha-in-the-ghora-katora-lake-will-unveiled-on-25th-november-in-nalanda-of-bihar/1214549.html|title=The statue of lord Buddha in the Ghora Katora lake will unveiled on 25th November in Nalanda of Bihar|last=|first=|date=|work=|access-date=16 August 2019}}</ref>
 
==Attractions==
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