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#7 of 233 Places To Visit in Jodhpur
balsamand lake
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Mandore Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342007, India
contact
+91-291-2545083
entry fee
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no entry fee
timings
All days of the week
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
visit duration
Around 2-3 hours

how to reach balsamand lake

From the Airport Road, take the 2nd exit from the round about to reach NH 65/SH 61. You will pass Bharat Petroleum. Go through 6 more roundabouts on the NH 65/SH 61 route, and turn left on NH 114 to reach the lake.

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about balsamand lake

Just 6 km into the Jodhpur-Mandore Road, lies the beautiful Balsamand Lake, a perfect example of man-made architecture. Built in 1159 AD to serve as a water reservoir for Mandore, this lake is 1 km long, 50 m wide and 15 m deep. Today, it has become a very popular picnic spot because of additional attractions like the sprawling lush gardens bristling with an impressive array of fruit trees, and the beautiful lakeside palace built by Maharaja Sur Singh as a summer retreat, which at present, serves as a heritage hotel. An artificial waterfall originating from the reservoir supplies water to the garden. One may even catch a blue bull or a peacock strutting around in the gardens or even a fruit bat hanging from the trees. There are domed embankments created around the lake, which offer excellent views of the lake.

If you are in a mood to explore around further, there is a hundred pillar Shiva temple called the Maha Mandir, approximately 2 km away from Jodhpur, on the way to this lake.

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3 Balsamand Lake reviews
Mohit Gupta
Mohit Gupta
It was Quite Good
Jun 23 2014
My experiance at Balsamand Lake was a lovely one. It is place worth going for because of its beauty and freshness.
Divy Maru
Divy Maru
a beautiful place
Jun 21 2014
its a nice place with a beautiful view .its a beautiful example of man made infrastructure .it was initially built as a water reservior for mandore .its a wonderful picnic spot now .its an heritage hotel now built by maharja sur singh .
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