Gadisar Lake – Epitomizing Rajasthan's historical and natural beauty

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Experience the exotic beauty of Rajasthan when visiting the ancient city of Jaisalmer. Nestled in the midst of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is the perfect getaway for those seeking relaxation and rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This beautiful city exudes an aura of historic heritage as it radiates an old world charm reminiscent of its glorious royal past. One of the premier attractions of the city is the breathtaking Gadisar Lake which lies just outside the city's ancient walls.

The Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer is a man-made reservoir that dates back to as early as the 2nd century. The reservoir played the primary role of being the only source of water supply for the city of Jaisalmer in its ancient past. It was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal who was the first ruler of the city. Years later it was re-constructed by Maharaja Garisisar Singh.  This scenic body of water is an ideal relaxation spot and is a picturesque site amid the golden hues of the surrounding desert area.

The main entrance to the Gadisar Lake is through a majestic intricately carved archway set in yellow sandstone. This artistic structure is known as the Tilon-Ki-Pol. The lake itself is surrounded by many cultural structures that include Ghats, temples and shrines. Engage in a leisurely boat ride across the lake and enjoy the splendour of the setting sun from one of the Lake's Ghats when visiting this top attraction in Jaisalmer. The view of the Jaisalmer Fort from the lake is absolutely spectacular. During the winter season, flocks of water fowls can be seen at the lake, whilst rare migratory birds can also be sighted from time to time.

When planning your Jaisalmer sightseeingitinerary, be sure to visit the Gadisar Lake. The lake, along with many of the other main attractions in the city, can easily be explored when staying at The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot Jaisalmer. This stylish hotel offers contemporary comfort in an atmosphere tinged by Rajasthan's medieval charm, making it one of the most popular Jaisalmer hotelsin the city.

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This article was published on 2010/12/30