Jaisalmer has a lot of attractions for the tourists. Some of these attractions offer breathtaking natural beauty. There are also some man made marvels which offer awesome beauty. The tanks particularly fall in this category. They are man made marvel built with a purpose of serving as a water source. 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.
About Gadi Sagar
The artificial reservoir of Gadi Sagar was built to serve as a source of water. It was built in 1156 A.D by Mahraja Jaisal. However, later in 1367, it was reconstructed by Maharaja Garsi Singh. The reservoir is also known as 'Lake Garsisar'. The part 'Garsi' is taken from the name of the Maharaja and 'sar' means lake. The reservoir also has a beautiful sandstone gateway. This gateway has beautiful arched windows. This gate is built right at the entrance of the lake. It is believed that the gate was built by a dancing girl named Tilon. She built the gate during a time when the King was away.
There is also a Krishna temple built on the top of the gate to bar anyone from breaking down the gate. There is also a belief associated with the gate. It is believed that men never allowed their women to walk under the gate. As a result, a smaller doorway was built for women to enter.
Attractions of Gadi Sagar
Located just 10 minutes walking distance from the town, the Gadi Sagar Lake is on the southern side of the city of Jaisalmer. The visit to the reservoir will also let you see a number of other attractions. The lake has a number of beautifully carved Chattris, temples, shrines, and ghats surrounding the lake. This lake becomes further attractive during the winter as the lake attracts a large number of migratory birds.
The area around the Gadi Sagar Lake also becomes alive during the Gangaur Festival. The area around the lake is decorated very well. During this time, the lake boasts a gorgeous look and is truly a treat to the eye of the visitors. This is not all. There is also provision for boating in the lake. It will be a soothing experience for the eye as your soul. The tranquil beauty of the surrounding is a great experience for tourists.
There are a number of tour operators which offer tour to Jaisalmer. These tours are also embedded with a trip to Gadi Sagar. You can choose the tours according tour preference.