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Balsamand Lake

Jodhpur

13.6/5(5 Ratings)

Balsamand Lake Overview

Ranked 21 of 31 sightseeing in Jodhpur

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.

 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Er. rahul5.0/5

184 reviews

Balsamnd lake

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 attractionis a great destination to unwind and get away.

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Vipul2.9/5

35 reviews

Very peaceful place with cold breeze

The evening was spent at Balsamand lake. We were staying at Balsamand lake palace. People could also come for bird watching and picnicking to the lake. Out evening was very well spent given the windy breeze, the stroll of the gardens and the beautiful view. Its not necessary to stay at the hotel you could come just for dinner as well at their garden area.

Mayank Bangia1.4/5

2 reviews

Dirty Lake, not even worth seeing

The lake is so dirty you don't even like to see it from far. You can see insects and weed all around the lake. It is not at all cleaned and should be avoided.

Sumit Jain3.9/5

3 reviews

Nice dinner time

We visited at night after dinner. Had a lovely time. You can get nice food and enjoy very spacious atmosphere. This is a good place to spend a nice romantic candle night dinner.

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