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This lake is situated in Rajasthan, Mount Abu.
The lake is in length of about a half mile and in width about of a quarter of mile and 20 to 30 ft deep towards the dam on the west. It is an important tourist attraction of Mount Abu. Boating in the lake and horse rides around the lake are available.Please go in the early morning hours to avoid the typical crowd and jostling with them.
As the legend goes (you don't have to believe in it!)It is a very ancient sacred Lake, according to the Hindu legend. It is called by this name because it was dug out from Nails (Nakh). One story is of dug by Gods to live in, for protection against the Bashkali rakshash (a wicked demon). While other is of Rasiya Balam (a sculpture of Dilwara Jain temple), who dug the lake, as the king told that whoever will dug the lake within one night I will marry my daughter to him. But later king's wife refused and he couldn't marry the king's daughter. Temple of Rasiya Balam and Kunwari Kanya (king's daughter)'s is located behind the Dilwara Jain temple.

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