Renowned as the second largest artificial lake in Asia – The Jaisamand Lake is one of India's most treasured landmarks to this date. Situated within a beautiful setting in the Udaipur District of Rajasthan, India – the lake sprawls across an area of 36 square miles and it was created by the revered Rana Jai Singh in the 17th century. Further, to the lake, Rana Jai Singh also built a dam made out of marble stone across the Gomati River.
Sightseers to Udaipur will find the lake and its picturesque surroundings a relaxing getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle life brings their way. With a number of attractions within its vicinity some noteworthy of mention are the seven islands that are 10 to 40 acres each perched around the lake. You will also find a small temple built to honour the great Lord Shiva, a game sanctuary which was once the hunting grounds of Maharana of Mewar and the Jaisamand Sanctuary that houses a wide variety of migrant and resident birds and animals.
While at the Jaisamand Lake, sightseers can climb down the marble staircases that lead to the water and enjoy the breathtaking views of the summer palaces of the former kings and queens of Udaipur that surround the lake. A 12 pillar pavilion structure is also a must see when exploring the many attractions at this prestigious landmark.
Visitors can enjoy a peaceful boat ride on the calm waters of the Jaisamand Lake and travel to the nearest islands where many more attractions within each island awaits. What's more, in nearby location to the lake, visitors can find the Jaisamand Sanctuary, where various types of mammals such as panthers, deer, leopards, wild boar and crocodiles can be seen. This place also serves as a bird watching location since a variety of migrant birds grace the area. The Jaisamand Lake, due to its beauty, heritage and traditions is among the "Heritage Monuments of India".
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