Nakki Lake is a lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range.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.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. There is the Toad Rock on
a hill near the lake. Toad rock is so called as it looks like a toad
about to jump into the lake, from the side of the rock facing the lake.
There are two ways to go up and down the rock; to climb the rocky hill
side or to use the steps leading down to Nakki Lake. By the side of the
lake there is a path leading to Sunset Point. It is forbidden to climb
to Sunset Point due to dangerous bandits living around the path to
Sunset Point. Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are also on
hills near the Lake. Boating in the lake and horse rides around the lake
are available.Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in this Holy Lake on 12 February 1948 and Gandhi Ghat was constructed.