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“Good for an Excursion Picnic from Udaipur”
Review of Jaisamand Lake

Ranked #20 of 98 things to do in Udaipur
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Good for an Excursion Picnic from Udaipur”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Jaisamand is 48 km south east of Udaipur, and it takes less than an hour to reach there by car. The route is through picturesque hills and forests and we enjoyed the drive. It’s best to go during the monsoons.

Jaisamand is said to be largest artificial lake in India, built by Maharana Jaisingh in the 17th century. There are seven islands in the middle of the lake said to be inhabited by Bhils. The lake is surrounded by lovely wooded hills on the far side. On the near side is a long embankment with steps leading down to the water, where you can feed the fish.

On the embankment are built six marble cenotaphs with a carved elephant standing in front of each, and in the centre is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On two hills on either side of the embankment are two summer palaces, one is called ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Wind Palace), and the other ‘Roothi Rani ka Mahal’ (Palace of the upset queen).

Boats are available for a ride around the lake. The forests around the lake are part of the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Jaisamand Island Resort located near the Lake, is the only hotel in the vicinity.

Visited July 2014
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“only for jaisamand resort”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

plan only if you are staying in jaisamand resort. there is nothing else to do apart from watching this huge serene water body. also far away from udaipur.

Visited April 2014
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“Over rated and over priced”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Surprise!! The lake vanishes during summers!! You might ask for directions while you are looking for a lake that is dried up almost to look like a stream!

Visited May 2014
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Udaipur, India
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“Only for those who love to see endless water”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Not very impressed. You should only plan if you plan to go the resort on the other end of lake. Only accessible by Boat (Not a good quality ride)

Visited May 2013
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“great, but too far away”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This lake is set between the mountains. Very wide and very calm. Very pictursque. Unless you love lakes, you wouldn't know what to do next after you've seen it for say half an hour. Go only if you're staying at the Jaisamand resort.

Visited January 2014
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