Located on the Jaipur-Ajmer route, Sambhar in Rajasthan is known for its salt lake. In fact, the town is named after Sambhar Lake; sambhar meaning salt. The town is home to one of the largest salt manufacturing units in the country. Jaipur, its capital city, is only 71 km away. Apart from the salt lake, there are several places to visit in and around Sambhar. It makes for a perfect day trip from Jaipur.
Places to Stay
Sambhar Lake City has a few hotels for tourists. However, Jaipur, which is 71 km away, has a number of budget hotels that tourists can choose from. Some of them are Hotel Mohan (Tariff –Rs.1,000), Savi Regency Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Ace Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
The languages spoken here are Rajasthani and Hindi.
Some of the important festivals celebrated in Sambhar are Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Sambhar as a town has several places of interest for tourists. Sambhar Lake is 23 km away from here. Other attractions are Salt Museum (850 m), Naliasar Pond (4 km), and Shri Shakambhari Mata Temple (23 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is 77 km away in Jaipur.
This town has its own railway station, which is located just a kilometer away from the town centre.
There are buses from Jaipur and Ajmer. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Ticketgoose.com is a popular online bus ticket booking website from where you can get your tickets with ease.