Balsamand Lake


Balsamand Lake is a lake situated 5 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. This lake is a popular picnic spot, built in 1159 AD by Gurjara-Pratihara rulers. It was designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore. The lake has a length of one km, breadth of 50 m and a depth of 15 m.

The Balsamand Lake Palace was built later as a summer palace on its shore. The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens that house groves of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum. Animals and birds like the jackal and peacock also call this place home.

Located on the Mandore Road near Bal Samand Lake, WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palacewas designed to be the summer residence of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Location: Made of red sandstone, the WelcomHeritage, Bal Samand Lake Palace is just 5 km away from the heart of the city and just 12 km away more.

Balsamand Lake is an artificial lake that was created to provide the town of Mandore. Located only 5 kilometers away from the main city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the lake was built in 1159 AD by the Gurjara-Pratihara rulers. Surrounded by plush gardens, containing a large variety of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, etc., the artificial reservoir with a depth of 15 m, a length of 1 km, and breadth of 50 m, is a great picnic spot amidst the natural landscape and tranquil waters. For all those who want a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, this attraction is a great destination to unwind and get away.

Constructed in 1159 AD, by Balak Rao Parihar, of the Gurjara- Pratiharas, this man-made attraction was originally purposed to provide the Mandore town with water, however recently, it is more famously known for its idealistic setting, scenic beauty, and peaceful environment. This lake was made famous by its adjoining estate, which is believed to be the summer home of the Jodhpur Maharajas.

In the recent years, the mansion has been converted into a 5-star hotel, right at the bank of the lake, called the Balsamand Lake Palace, and is considered a heritage site. The hotel is a must visit for all the avid travelers and the history and ethnic fanatics.

History


Balsamand Lake was built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar. This artificial lake is situated 5 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. Once a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore, the lake has a depth of 15 m, length of 1 km, and breadth of 50 m. In the green gardens that surround the lake are housed groves of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum

Within the garden, many animals and birds like jackal and peacock also find an abode. Balsamand Lake Palace was conceived as a summer resort for the Jodhpur royalty. It exemplifies traditional Rajputana architecture. Built out of special Jodhpur red sandstone, the palace is complemented with antique and traditional furniture and medieval Rajasthani style tapestries and floor coverings. The palace has been presently converted into a heritage hotel.

Visitor Information


Famous for : History, Photography, Serenity

Entrance Fee : None

Visiting Time : Sunrise to Sunset (Daily)

Visit Duration : 2-3 hours


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