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:
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.
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
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.