Balsamand Lake is a stunning artificial lake built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar on. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Rajasthan. It was built to be used as a water reservoir for the people of Mandore.
The lake is surrounded by a spectacular manicured garden of mango, papaya, guava, pomegranate and plum trees. It is also home to jackals and peacocks in the area. A few years after the lake was built, a palace was erected on its shores. Balsamand Lake Palace is now converted into one of the most luxurious five-star properties in the country.
Location: Mandore Road, Near BSF STC, Jodhpur, Rajasthan- 324006
Best time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit.