Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sharmishtha Lake Vadnagar Gujarat


The Sharmishtha Lake is an interesting example of the water retaining systems of the Solanki period, as it is still in use. It is an ancient lake created by the waters of the river Kapila flowing from the hills of Aravalli. More than 4500 years ago, early settlements appeared on its northeastern shore. Later a stepped embankment was created all around it to retain the water. In order to protect the embankments from getting destroyed by the gushing waters of the river in monsoon, a water feeding kund was built on the northern side of the lake. This kund, called Nagdharo, with a lake, pool, locks, and feeding channel, built during the Solanki period, is a specimen of high quality engineering.

Sharmishtha Lake Vadnagar 

 How to get there
 
 Road: Mehsana (47km), Ahmedabad (111km)
Nearest Railway Station: Siddhapur is a railway station on Ahmedabad – New Delhi railway line, 42 km from Vadnagar
Nearest Airport : Nearest airport is Ahmedabad (111km)

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