Located just behind the City Palace, Sagar Lake was constructed in 1815 AD. This beautiful lake is considered to be a holy bathing ghat. The banks of the lake are revered as sacred too and the land is used by devotees for the traditional custom of feeding pigeons. The embankment also has shrines, temples and an array of cenotaphs. The glittering water of the pond along with the gorgeous monuments present a lovely environment to the visitors. The lake is said to have been renovated in 1813 AD by Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh.
There are gorgeous reflections of the cenotaphs, Bala Qila and City Palace in the still waters of Sagar Lake. It is a photographer’s delight to see all of Alwar’s monuments in the water! On the right side is Moosi Rani ki Chhatri. The surrounding 12 canopies are made of red stone. There is also a water fountain installed in the lake; a stationary water boat from which water juts out and creates a rainbow effect when sunlight falls on it.
Its architecture seems to be inspired from the step wells of Rajasthan. The Sagar Lake is a tranquil place to sit after sunset and experience the wonderful sights. There is a small temple structure on the far right of Sagar Lake and, sometimes, Sambhar deer can be seen in the compound.
The local belief is that water in the pond is bestowed with some therapeutic tendencies. This beautiful lake houses some marvelous shrines and an array of gorgeous cenotaphs on its banks.
It is this lovely pond that separates the City Palace from the surrounding pebbly hills.
A short walk away from the Alwar City Palace