Maota Lake - Amber, Rajasthan, India
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 26° 59.132 E 075° 51.229
43R E 584724 N 2985119
Quick Description: The Maota Lake is located at the base of Amber Fort, in the south of the city of Amber, in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Location: India
Date Posted: 12/22/2015 6:29:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ5A1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
Views: 2

Long Description:
The ancient name of the lake is "Mahavata", but it is commonly known as Maota due to the large trees located near the lake.

The Kesar Kyari Bagh is a garden on Maota Lake. This garden has star-shaped flower beds in which the King used to plant saffron flowers. The English meaning of Kesar Kyaari is the ‘saffron fields’. But nowadays climate does not allow to plant saffron. Kesar Kyari garden was created around 1600 for the women of the harem to admire from above.

The lake collects rain water flowing down from the nearby hills and was the main source of water for the Amber Fort and common people.

In Jaipur, after 7 or 10 days of Ganesh chaturthi, the statue is taken in a procession for immersion in the Maota Lake.

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Lake Type: Other

Coordinates location: Parking lot on the banks of Maota lake

Max. Length: 680 m

Max. Width: 220 m

Website: [Web Link]

Max. Depth: Not listed

Surface area: Not listed

Parking / trail head: Not Listed

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