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Timings : 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Vivekanand Sarovar, Raipur Overview

Swami Vivekanand Sarovar is also called Burha Thalab which means old lake. Fenced by a number of trees, especially palm trees, it is a tranquil place to visit. There are several food stalls just outside the park that provide cheap and good quality street food. Apart from that, the lake is a popular picnic spot and a joggers paradise. The best time to visit the lake is in the evening, just before sunset.

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The Swami Vivekananda Statue

With a height of 37 feet, the statue of Swami Vivekananda has been added to the Limca Book of Records as the largest statue of Vivekanand. The statue is made of bronze. After sunset, the reflection of this huge statue falls on the lake and the view is absolutely gorgeous. In the evenings, the fountain is brightly lit and the colourful light illuminates the place. Also, boating can be enjoyed in the lake with a minimal charge.

History of the Lake

According to popular belief from what the legends have state, Swami Vivekanand was believed to have visited the lake for a bath every mornings during his 2- year stay in Raipur. He is believed to have rested beside the pool too. Hence, the lake has been named after the great saintly person. The lake was mentioned in the news in recent times for the increase in its pollution levels. Owing it to the people in the neighbourhood who use the lake for cleansing purposes thus contaminating it. However, measures are being taken by the government to restore its purity.

How To Reach Swami Vivekanand Sarovar

Swami Vivekanand Sarovar is located 3.3 kilometers from the center of the city Raipur. Local buses, autos and taxis are available to commute to the lake. The nearest railway station is in Raipur, at a distance of 3.5 kilometers and the closest airport is 16 kilometers away. Autos, buses and taxis are available at ease from any given place to shuttle between the places of visit.

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