Located 8kms away from the Blue City Jodhpur is an old-water reservoir turned popular picnic spot called Balsamand Lake. It is an artificial lake which was constructed in 1159 was used to supply water to the people of Mandore. The lake is fringed with lush greenery and the cascading waterfalls to water the garden make this lake a true sight to behold. The garden around the lake has lovely rose beds and various fruit trees like guava, pomegranate, and mango.
It Is Known For:-
1) The postcard setting of the lake fringed with tall trees and the green hills surrounding it make it an ideal picnic spot for friends and family.
2) Spotting peacocks and jackals is also a loved activity in this lake premise.
3) The breathtaking sight of the Balsamand Palace, built by Maharaja Sur Singh in 1936, located in its vicinity.
4) Photography options because of the spectacular beauty of the area with palace, hills, lake and lush greenery captured in a single frame.
Best Time To Visit:-
Owing to the biting heat of the summers, Balsamand Lake is not the perfect place for summer retreats. Months from October to February are the best months to visit this serene location. The best time to enjoy the most here would be during the evenings due to the cool breeze blowing around.
Located just 8kms away from the main city of Jodhpur, Balsamand Palace is easily accessible via road. Turning left from NH 65 to NH 114 would take you directly to this beautiful tourist location. Cabs are a preferred option for the tourists visiting this place.
Nearest Railway Station:- Jodhpur Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Jodhpur Airport
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