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Kaylana Lake Overview

Ranked 15 of 31 sightseeing in Jodhpur

Kaylana Lake lies west of Jodhpur at a distance of around 8 km from the city, on the Jaisalmer Road. The artificial lake was constructed in 1872 on the site of two former palaces and gardens. Built by Pratap Singh, the then Prime Minister of Jodhpur, the lake is spread over an area of 84 sq.km. Apart from boating, tourists can also enjoy picnics at the lake.

The area around this lake, also known as Pratap Sagar were once full of wild bears. Owing to this, the area once served as a secured hunting place for the royal members. In these gardens, currently a variety of bird species live. At the lake, tourists can also enjoy view of the sunset.


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  • Very Good 1
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Rajat mishra5.0/5

1 review

Exploring One's Wilderness

Kylana lake located on the outskirts of Machia Biological Park is a marvellous sight seeing place where you can enjoy boating along with the beautiful sunset.Seldom it happens that we get faded with our routine and wish to explore new things then its the best place which provide 'Calm in chaos'. The beautiful Cactus species growing on the bank of this lake makes the perspective more admiring. This beauty turned into an adventure when I visited it on Christmas with my "Mad Angles"#Besties. 'Crazy Boomerangs', selfies and wildlife safari at Machia made me to enjoy my own wilderness.

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Nitish Varshney4.3/5

36 reviews

Breathtaking Picnic Spot

A wonderful and charming tourist spot that offers a breathtaking view of sunset. At the time of sunset, the sky looks like a canvas splashed with spectacular colors. Kaylana lake is one of the most loved lakes of Rajasthan and it did not disappoint us. Kaylana lake is located 8 km to the west of Jodhpur on Jaisalmer Road. Where the lake now lies, was once an area having palaces and gardens of two rulers of Jodhpur. They were destroyed to make the Kaylana Lake.Boating for tourists is also available here and our boating experience was phenomenal. We advise you to not even try to swim here as the water is deep and area near the bank is slippery. The beauty of this place still keeps on lingering with us for a long time after our visit.

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Aslam Khan2.5/5

6 reviews

Just an ordinary lake

It's a nice sight, but nothing much than an ordinary lake. Nothing much around, no stalls, no rides, no boating. Apparently this lake supplies drinking water to the city.However, I understand that boating is available during some months of the year. Opposite the lake, there is a garden and a zoo, which has been inaugurated recently.

Lalit Singh5.0/5

3 reviews

Can go boating

There is 2-3 km rounding road, can go boating in lake and there is Machiya biological park come and enjoy. Good for time and the money.

Debayan Bhowmik3.2/5

161 reviews

Wonderful lake surrounded by the hills

The lake is a wonderful venue for some serene moments in the otherwise busy city of Jodhpur. Many foreigners come here to spend some good and tranquil time. There is nothing much surrounding the lake but the cool breeze will hug you and give a good feeling.Food is not available around the lake. So it will be good to carry some food and drinking water.

Yogesh Meena3.6/5

1 review

A good place, boating available during summer

Kaylana lake is situated in the hills of Jodhpur towards Jaisalmer road. It is about 1km long getting water from Himalayas. It has a huge and beautiful garden with Shiva temple, boating facility is also provided during summer. It is a must go to Jodhpur.

Narendra Gemawat3.6/5

15 reviews

Lake in the Desert.

Lovely place to go in the evening, a very romantic place. Good to feel a bit of mountain in the desert. Take some eatables with you.Small safari is also around.

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Photos of Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur

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Nitish Varshney

Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur
Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur

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Nitish Varshney

Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur
Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur

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Lalit Singh

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