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Rankala Lake Kolhapur

Rankala Lake

It is unbelievable that this lake started off as a stone quarry within the ninth century AD, an earthquake created a structural shift and underground water flooded the quarry changing it into a natural lake. The lake takes its name from the Rankabhairav temple that is believed to be submerged at the middle of the lake.

Rankala Lake

The circumference of the lake is four.5 miles. it's a temple within the section with a mammoth sculpture of Nandi- the bull, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Nandi moves a few distances of one wheat grain towards the lake and back a few distance of single rice grain daily. it's believed that once this Nandi reaches the lake the full world is destroyed.

The lake is flanked on its west by the majestic Shalini Palace, and to its east by the attractive Padma Raje gardens. The south-east bank of the lake has been developed into a pathway, sit-outs, and parks. There are native sustenance stalls, horse-riding for kids and yachting on the lake as a part of the holidaymaker attraction.