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Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer

Gadsisar Lake Jaisalmer
Visitor Information
Famous for : Monument Fort / Fortress History & Culture
Entrance Fee: Free
Boat Rides: Row boat- Rs 10/-, Paddle Boat- Rs 50/-, Shikara- Rs 100 for 30 mins
Boating Time : 8am to 8 pm

The Gadisar Lake was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer and later reconstructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in the year 1367 AD. It is said this rain water lake once provided water to the entire town. At present Gadisar Lake gets water from Indira Gandhi Canal so it never dries. Located towards the south of Jaisalmer city, the entrance to the Gadisar Lake is through a magnificent and artistically carved yellow sandstone archway that is known as the Tilon-Ki-Pol. There are numerous shrines and small temples on the embankment of this lake. The most popular among these temples is the Krishna Temple which houses a statue of Lord Vishnu. There is a big domed pavilion in the center of the lake. The main attractions of the lake are the different species of birds, which migrate from distinct places.

History Gadsisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake is an artificial lake in Jaisalmer. It is located in the southern part of the city. Rawal Jaisal was the founder of the lake. The lake has a great historical importance as it was the only water source of Jaisalmer. The artificial lake is a perfect example of gem of a construction. However, the lake had gone through changes during the course of time. The lake was remodeled by Maharaja Garisisar Singh. The lake which once used to be one of the most dependable sources of water has currently turned into one of the most popular places of tourist interest In Jaisalmer. A visit to this lake will reveal the rich history of the place.

How to Reach Gadsisar Lake

Jaisalmer is well connected with major cities of India through Rail, Road, and Air. Local transportation in Jaisalmer quite good. Auto rickshaw is a cheap mode of transportation in Jaisalmer City.

Best Time to Visit the 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.