As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
Rajasthan is a desert State. Much of the landscape of Rajasthan is arid and barren. However, in the midst of this desolate land, you can find some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The lakes of Rajasthan are not only sources of water but also hold religious significance. Many of them are man-made and were constructed by far sighted rulers as a means to solve the water problem, beautify the city and for use as a defensive measure during times of war.
There are a number of lakes in Rajasthan and most of these are in a picture postcard setting. Some of the most important and popular lakes of Rajasthan are given below for the benefit of the tourist or visitor to this desert state.