Gadsisar Lake Jasalmer, Jaisalmer

  • Spend Time

    01 Hour

  • Best Time To Visit

    October-February

  • Timings

    08:00 Am To 07:00 Pm

Jaisalmer

Rajasthan

Gadsisar Lake is built by Maharawal Gadsi in 14th century, this scenic rain water lake is not an oasis but a water conservation tank. Unbelievably, this structure because of its declivity and ability to automatically retain rainwater; was a reservoir that controlled the entire supply of water to the arid city !
 
With varieties of temples and shrines surrounding the lake, it has become more of a pilgrimage spot. The beautiful gateway that arches across the road down to the Lake was built by royal courtesan named Tillon in the end of 19th century, known as Tillon Ki prol (Gate of Tillon). Lord Vishnu's statue was installed in the year 1908 A.D. on the gate by the courtesan & declared Krishna Temple to save it from demolition by the then Maharawal.
 
Surrounded by ghats, temples, cenotaphs and gardens, it is an ideal picnic spot and is famous for boating. Venturing out in winters, you can capture really mesmerizing snaps of numerous species of birds.

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