Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer

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Photo of Gadisar Lake, Postal Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

We went to Jaisalmer during the month of February as a part of our Rajasthan trip.

Mumbai airport - On the way to Jaisalmer

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Inside the SpiceJet flight (SG 479) to Jaisalmer

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

We reached Jaisalmer in the morning from Mumbai by SpiceJet direct flight (SG 479)……. Truly a nice flight journey .

Our hotel - Mystic Jaisalmer

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Gadisar Circle at jaisalmer ..... very near to our hotel

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Way to Gadisar Lake from the Gadisar Circle

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

We checked – in at Mystic Jaisalmer Hotel , very near to Jaisalmer fort …… in the late afternoon we went to the famous Gadisar Lake . It was just a 5 -7 mins. walk from our hotel and hardly 2-3 mins walking from Gadisar Circle on the main road.

Beautiful Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Brief History of the Gadisar Lake

Gadisar Lake (also known as Gadsisar Lake) was built as a water reservoir way back in the 14th century by the founding Rajput ruler of Jaisalmer, Rawal Jaisal, but today, it is not used as one. Today Gadisar Lake is the most attractive tourist hotspot in Jaisalmer....

The lake is named after Maharaja Gadsi Singh, who revamped the lake to make it more beautiful. There are temples, chhatris, shrines, and ghats, all along the banks of the lake, making it look beautiful.

Beautiful Gadisar Lake and Boat rides

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Sunset over Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer .... amazing boat ride

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Beautiful chhatris with sunset at the backdrop

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

The calm waters of the lake makes it perfect for boating and photographing wonderful scenic vistas and mind-blowing sunrise & sunset views. Birds can be seen wading on the waters, and flying in the azure skies above.

Cool breeze in the evening makes the atmosphere more pleasant …..

Tiilon Ki Pol at the entrance of Gadisar Lake

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Boating ride deck just after Tilon Ki Pol

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Lighting at beautiful chhatris during evening inside the lake

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Yellow sandstone ancient monument around the lake

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Key attractions of Gadisar Lake

1. At the entrance of Gadisar Lake is Tilon ki Pol. This magnificent arched gateway is made of yellow sandstone, and has intricately carved windows and chhatris. It also has a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna adjoining the pol.

Myself standing beside a historic structure at Gadisar Lake ghat

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Beautiful ancient structure at the bank of Gadisar Lake

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

2. Explore the structures around the lake. You can find many sandstone historic structures, shrines and ancient monuments around the lake.

3. Boating during sunset is considered as a romantic activity in Jaisalmer.

4. Since the lake is quite closer to Bharatpur, you can find many migration birds in the lake, during winter season.

5. Close to the lake, you could find a desert cultural center, museum and other structures to explore.

Lord Shiva temple at the bank of Gadisar Lake

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Way to Lord Shiva temple on the other side of Gadisar Lake

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

6. Visit the temple near the lake, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Although not a top religious site, the place is serene for relaxing and exploring.

Evening views of Gadisar Lake with temples at the back drop

Photo of Gadisar Lake – A major attractive tourist hotspot at Jaisalmer by Pranab Pal @paltravelogue

Timings and cost

The lake is open throughout the day and no entry fee is levied on the tourists for visiting the lake.

For 30 minutes boat ride on the lake,

1. Row boat – INR 10

2. Paddle boat – INR 50

3. Shikara ﴾traditional boat of North India﴿ – INR100

Boating is available only from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

While in Jaisalmer, Gadsisar Lake is a must visit place ….. I strongly recommend it !!

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