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Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer

·  Summer: March-August (25°C - 42°C)
·  Winter: November-February (7°C - 24°C)
·  Monsoon: September-October

Best time to visit:  October-March

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Gadisar Lake (also called Gadsisar Lake) is an eye-pleasing treat in the arid land of Jaisalmer. Excavated as a water tank in 1367 by the local ruler Gadsi Singh, it has attained the designation of a mesmerizing lake over centuries. Numerous richly carved royal cenotaphs (called chattris) add regal glory to the lake. Numerous temples dotting the ghats (banks) of the lake have endowed it with pilgrimage value. Krishna Temple, known for a beautiful statue of Lord Vishnu, is the most notable of these temples. Tilon ki Pol is a magnificent two-storey gateway to the lake and has unprecedented architectural excellence to its credit.

Visit the lake in the summer and you can enjoy the presence of numerous migratory birds which make it a worthwhile bird watching destination. Another engrossing activity is a boat ride on the lake. A charming sunrise view is rewarded to the visitors reaching the lake early morning. At evening, the beautiful reflections of sandstone structures in the lake’s waters boast of heavenly grandeur.  

Road: From the main city centre, the lake is accessible by well-maintained Fort Road, Gadisar Road and Gandhi Chowk Road. You can hire an auto-rickshaw, a cycle-rickshaw or prefer to walk to reach this beautiful place.

Railway: The railway station serving the city is just about 2 km. away from the lake. From here. You can easily hire a cycle-rickshaw or an auto-rickshaw to visit the lake.

Airway: About 270 km. from Jaisalmer is the closest airport at Jodhpur. The best way to cover this long distance is in a taxi or state transport bus.