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Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer

Set to the south of the city, Gadisar Lake is one of the most popular attractions of Jaisalmer. This famous picnic spot promises to treat the eyes of every visitor with its breathtaking surroundings. Visitors can make their visit more memorable with a boat ride at the lake. Boating on the waters as the sun sets, adds to the serenity of the place and makes it more alluring.

There are a number of shrines and pavilions set on the banks of the lake which gives the lake an aesthetic appearance. An interesting fact about the lake is that it never dries, even though it is set in the middle of the desert. Here is more on Gadisar Lake:

However, their beauty has turned them into a popular tourist spot as well. Moreover, there are a number of activities that take place around these tourist attractions. These activities are also equally attractive to the tourists as these provide them a glimpse of the rich culture of the region as well. The Gadi Sagar in Jaisalmer is one of the most beautiful man made marvel. It is a man made reservoir that boasts great beauty to lure tourists. A trip to this place is a must during the trip to Jaisalmer.

History of Gadsisar Lake

Originally, Gadisar Lake was a water conservation tank which was used to fulfill the water requirements of the city. It was built back in 1400 AD by the then Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Maharwal Gadsi Singh. Today, the lake does not serve the same purpose of supplying water to Jaisalmer, but it preserves most of the rainwater.

Gadsisar Lake Attractions

Gadisar Lake welcomes all with a plethora of migratory birds which can be seen near to the lake due to its proximity to Bharatpur. The lake is a must-visit destination for birdwatchers as the place promises them with a great bird watching experience. People from all over visit the place to enjoy some time amid the natural beauty and tranquility of the place.

Best time to visit Gadsisar Lake

The best time to visit the Gadisar Lake is between the months of October to March. The weather remains pleasant which is perfect for sightseeing around the place.

How to reach Gadsisar Lake 

By Air: Fly into Jaisalmer Airport and take a 20-minute taxi ride to the lake.

By Train: Arrive at Jaisalmer Railway Station, just 2.5 km from the lake. Hire a tuk-tuk or cab for a short ride.

By Road: Drive or take a bus to Jaisalmer, and follow the city's road signs to the lake.


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