Jaisamand Lake, AlwarCurrently Open
- Address: Jaisamand Lake, Umren, Rajasthan- 301001, Alwar, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Picnic Spot, Nature
About Jaisamand Lake, Alwar
Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1685 while building a dam on the Gomti River. This was built for the purpose of accessing the waters of River Ruparel. The Jaisamand Lake is now the second largest artificial lake in Asia after the Aswan Lake in Egypt.
After visiting the lake you will get an idea of how religious the Rajasthani kings were. There are a number of temples around this lake, all built during the 17th century. The most attractive feature of Jaisamand Lake is its extensive area. The lush green surroundings of the place during the monsoons are simply a visual treat.
Once you visit the lake, you will also be able to admire the beauty of-
- The summer palace of the Udaipur Queens which makes the perfect background.
- The six cenotaphs with stunning marble carvings.
- The beautiful palace with a courtyard, situated on the northern side of the lake. From the courtyard here you can get the best view of the sparkling waters of the lake.
- The 12 pavilions lined on the banks all made of red sandstone and marble. All these are based on lovely lotus motifs made of marble.
- The island in the middle of the lake which is said to have served the guests of the Royal Families during parties and celebrations.
- The seven islands that surround the lake. One of it is still inhabited by the Bhil Minas tribe. Out of all the biggest is known as ‘Babaka Bhagra’ and the second largest is known as ‘Piari’. There are marble steps to go down to the waters from all these islands.
- The beautiful Shiva temple located within the lake.
- The sanctuary attached to lake houses cute little migratory birds and also the beasts like Tigers, Leopards, Panthers, Wild Boars and Crocodiles. This is made on the place which is said to have been the hunting grounds of the Mewar Kings.
There is also a game sanctuary, which has equipments for many water sports. You can also enjoy paddling and boating while you admire the, serenity and beauty of the place.
This place is a very popular picnic spot. Adding to its beauty is the recently built ‘Sunset Point’, which lets you take a picture perfect view of the sun.
Jaisamand Lake Information
- Boating charges and water sports charges are extra.
- Please check the timings before you visit.
- The lake is well connected with the main city by buses and taxis.
Jaisamand Lake Opening and Closing Hours
- Recommended time to visit: Before dusk.
How To reach Jaisamand Lake by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is Delhi IGI.
- The nearest railway junction is Alwar.
Restaurants Near Jaisamand Lake
- The Bridge
- Ice & Spice
- Prem Pavitra Bhojanalaya
- Tija coffee House
- Narula’s Restaurant
- Inderlok Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jaisamand Lake
95% of people who visit Alwar include Jaisamand Lake in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
33.5% of people start their Jaisamand Lake visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jaisamand Lake
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jaisamand Lake
Jaisamand Lake, Alwar Reviews
Much better than expected. Lake is in pretty good condition, although most locals would say that the water level is disturbingly low. Slightly distant from the city; but the drive is pretty good. Tarmac roads almost entirely with few bad patches, some elevation, and photography points. Surrounded by fields and farms. The restaurant /bar does not open fully till lunch, so no early hangouts. There's a nominal 50 rupees per person entry ticket sort of thing at the gate which is essentially a cover charge. For that one ticket of 50 you can get a beverage of your choice - tea, coffee, cold drink, water bottle. On weekends that is Rs 100 pp I think(unsure). Overall a great place to just relax and sit and maybe even introspect a little. Bask in the light in all its glory, sip some beverage, and marvel at the accomplishments of our ancestors.
Good scenery but no water excuse me it's a lake with no water
A good place to visit but at good weather. A good place to boating ⛵, very good food 😅
The lake has been dried up completely, it's very sad.Government should do something about it.
This is an awesome place in udaipur. As udaipur is the city of lakes this lake is also a big lake to see here.