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Talwara Lake

Talwara Lake is a small seasonal lake in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan state, India. It is formed due to depression in Ghaggar river, where water accumulates. Talwara Lake forms for a few months in monsoon season every year, during the flooding of Ghaggar Hakra river. Irrigation is not possible from the water of the lake, as the lake has existed only for a few months. It is the only lake in Hanumangarh district. Talwara Lake is a small size lake located in Hanumangarh Tehsil. Hanumangarh is an agricultural market. Hanumangarh district is located at the extreme north of Rajsthan state. This district is bounded by Punjab and Haryana states.


Talwara Lake is an artificial lake formed due to the depression along the Ghaggar river course. It is said that, Amir Timur, who was the king of Samrkand, took rest on the banks of the Talwar lake in 1398-99 CE, after he overpowered the Bhatner fort.


The Bhatner fort, which is 1700 years old, is situated near the banks of Ghaggar river. It is located in the Hanumangarh town, 5 kms away from  the Hanumangarh railway station. It is also known as Hanumangarh fort.

The Sila Mata-Sila peer temple is situated near to the Hanumangarh bus stand. The Idol in the temple is worshipped by Hindus as well as Muslims and Sikhs. Hindus worshiped it as Sita Mata and Muslims as Sita peer. Water and milk is offered to the idol.

The Mata Bhadrakaliji temple is situated on the banks of river Ghaggar. The temple is 7 kms away from Hanumangarh city.

Gurudwara of Shaheendan Da is located in Hanumangarh city. It is historically important. It is constructed in the 18th century.

Best time to Visit

If you want to enjoy the trip to Talwara lake in Rajasthan state to the fullest, then visit the place in winter and monsoon. The climate is very pleasant during that time. Also, all festivals and fairs held during that time. Hence, Monsoon season (July to September) and winter season (October to March) is the ideal time to visit the Rajsthan. In winter, the temperature remains warm and pleasant all the day. Tourists prefer the winter to visit Rajsthan. In summers, the temperature is very high, up to 45 to 48 degrees Celsius. It makes very uncomfortable for tourist to travel.

How to Reach

By Air

Chandigarh is the nearest airport, which is connected to the cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Banglore, Mumbai, Goa and Leh.

By Rail

Hanumangarh has its own railway station, which is well connected to major cities like Jodhapur, Delhi, Bikaner, Agra, Jaipur and Chandigarh by rail routes. It is a major junction on Bhatinda-Jodhpur line.

By Road

Hanumangarh has a great network and it is connected to major cities in India by road. It is 250 kms from Pumjab, 355 kms from Delhi, 361 kms from Chandigarh and 677kms from Udaipur through RSRTC (Rajsthan State Road Transport Corporation).

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