Gadisar Lake
Sail in the Serenity
2 km
distance from city
1 hour
time to explore
7 AM - 7 PM
timings
Jaisalmer
destination
Introduction
Raja Rawal Jaisal built the Gadisar Lake to meet the water requirements of the then Jaisalmer. Built in the 14th century, it was once the source of drinking water for the entire town of Bikaner. Now it has developed as a tourist spot with many temples and shrines surrounding the lake.... More
Why should you go
A man-made wonder, with beautiful chhatris, temples and holy shrines surroundings the lake, one can spend some peaceful time in the serene or choose to go boating as well. This place also creates a peaceful ambience for a romantic retreat and have made it a popular name among the places to visit in Jaisalmer. Boating and watching calm water in their natural surroundings can be a great experience with everyone at Gadisar Lake.... More
What should you know
You will come across a yellow sandstone built artistically carved entrance gate which has a history of its own. While being here you can also indulge in boating.
Avoid visiting the place during sunny days. This place has very limited parking so avoid going during rush hours or visit this place via public transport. Come here with ample time as due to the limited number of boats the queue can be pretty long. The boat rides are immensely calming and soothing, make sure you have your turn. While planning to come here remember to grab a pair of binoculars and a DSLR with wide angle lens to capture some mind-blowing views of the place.
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Things You Gotta Carry
Binoculars
How To Reach
Being located very close to the Jaisalmer Fort one can even walk here from the fort. If one is not close to the fort, then one can hire rickshaw and auto rickshaw which drop them at the lake.