Gadisar Lake

It was the only source of water for the Jaisalmer city in the olden days. A manmade reservoir, the Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. In the later years Maharaja Garisisar Singh rebuilt and revamped the lake.

It was the only source of water for the Jaisalmer city in the olden days. A manmade reservoir, the Gadisar Lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. In the later years Maharaja Garisisar Singh rebuilt and revamped the lake. Artistically carved Chattris, Temples, Shrines and Ghats surround the banks of Gadisar Lake Jaisalmer. Located towards the south of Jaisalmer city the entrance to the Gadisar Lake or Garsisar Tank is through a magnificent and artistically carved yellow sandstone archway that is known as the Tilon-Ki-Pol. One can see rare migratory birds that stop for a drink at the lustrous Gadisar Lake that reflects the mellow yellow of the picturesque sandstone banks; enjoy a boat ride on the lake or just sit on any of the Ghats and see the yellow sandstone banks change hues of ochre with the setting sun, a delightful panorama that you would not miss for the world. The serene Gadisar Lake springs to life during the annual Gangaur celebrations. The view of the Jaisalmer Fort from the Gadisar Lake is breathtaking.