Nakki Lake is the heart of Mount Abu and perfect for Romantic evening. The picture perfect location of the lake surrounded with mountains, gardens and rock formations also make it a very good location for photography. In the evening the setting sun makes the canvas. Situated within walking distance from the main market and most of Hotel’s and restaurent’s of Mount Abu, the hub of evening activity and boating, Nakki Lake is the perfect place to spend your evening with your partner, friends and family.
Nakki Lake is the mythological lake with a very interesting story behind its creation. The legend has it that this lake was dugg by Gods or Devtas using their nails or nakh that’s why the name Nakki Lake – few sections of local tribes also consider Nakki Lake as a holy lake and worship it. Nakki Lake is also the only Indian artificial lake situated at a height of 1200 Mtr’s above sea level.
The name Nakki is also derived from the romantic story of the aged sage Rasia Balam and the nubile teenager Kunvanri Kanya. The two lovelorn souls were prevented from tying their love in a nuptial knot, by the scheming parents and their conniving Gods. They had demanded that the sage could marry the teenager if he could dig up a lake for her with his nails over night. The sage was just about to accomplish the impossible feat when he was betrayed by all. It is said that the sage was the incarnation of Lord Shiva and the teenager was the embodiment of Ma Parvati. It is predicted that they would return again and then there would be upheaval in the universe.
Boating at Nakki Lake
Here is one fun activity in Mount Abu which is hard to miss. You can opt for a pedalo or boat or gondola which is like a shikara. For the couples, this boat ride is especially romantic since the boat passes by the beautiful scenery around. Remember for security reasons boat rides in Nakki Lake are done only during a favourable weather. Go for it and come back with lifetime pleasant memories. Cost of a pedalo is INR 100 per person for a 30 minute ride while you have to shell out INR 150 for boat or a shikara like boat per person for the same time.
Boating Timings: All days of the week 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM