Sambhar Lake


Sambhar Lake
Salt lake, east-central Rajasthan state, India.

Located west of Jaipur, it is about 90 sq mi (230 sq km) in area and is India's largest lake. The soluble sodium compounds stored in the lake's underlying silt have accumulated by the evaporation of water brought down by annual river flooding. The lake's bed, usually dry in the hot months, becomes covered by salt sheets, which from a distance resemble snow.

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