At some point of time in our life, we all want to stay at a place overlooking a water body, preferably a sea. The Jodhpur Balsammand Palace in Mandore, Rajasthan offers you this kind of comfort. This palace is built on a hillock facing Balsammand Lake. This popular excursion of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was constructed in 19th century and is made up of sandstone.
Maharajah Sur Singh of Jodhpur, as a summer pavilion, built this palace encircled by hills. The Balsammand Palace of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is beautifully carved. Allowing the cool breeze to blow into the palace are the latticed windows. The lakeside, in front of the palace, has domed structure that provides fabulous views of the lake. The gardens get water from an artificial waterfall, bringing down water from the reservoir.
The palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel. While staying there, you will feel as if you are staying in a royal palace. To fully enjoy this place, you should roam around the place and take a walk through the trees. Also good for a walk are the rose beds, the pools covered with lilies and the groves of mango, plum, banana, pomegranate and lots of other trees. You may also get to see the peacocks, blue bulls, jackals and hundreds of fruit bats in the trees.
If you are looking for calm and peace, while on the trip to Jodhpur, this is the perfect place for you. The Balsammand Palace, along with the lake and gardens, is sure to win your heart.