Jaisamand Lake is Asia’s second largest artificial lake. Located 48 kilometers from the city of Udaipur, the lake of JJaisamand is also known as Dhebar. In 1685, Maharana Jai Singh constructed this lake while making a dam on Gomti river. This lake covers an area of 36sq km, extends a length of 14 km and width of 9 km. This lake is maximum 102 feet deep and its circumference is 30 miles.
The Jaisamand Lake was Asia’s largest artificial lake, until that time the Aswan Dam of Egypt was not built. The dam on this lake is worth noting due to its large size. Its length is 1202 feet, height 116 feet and width is 70 feet. The king of Mewar was religious by nature and it is in line with the fact that there is a Shiva temple in this dam. This temple situated in the center is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Apart from this, a summer palace of Udaipur Queens is the ideal backdrop for the lake Jaisamand. The lake also boasts of six interesting cenotaphs carved from marble on its embankment. On the northern edge of the lake, there is a magnificent palace with a patio and its southern shore; There is a pillar of 12 pillars. From the courtyard of the palace, you can see the breathtaking view of the lake of Jaisalmund.
Altogether, this lake consists of seven islands and one of these islands is still inhabited by the tribe of Bhil Minas. Of all, the biggest island is known as ‘Babaka Bhagada’ and the other is known as ‘Piari’. Beautiful marble steps descending from the water in the lake, you can enjoy the boat ride in the cool water of the lake of Jaisamand. This lake provides a wonderful place to relax and lighten. Another feature of Lake Jaisamand is that it is a good place to visit.
Jaisamand Lake is close to the sanctuary which provides accommodation to various types of birds, panthers, leopards, deer, wild pigs and crocodiles. Once, these timbers made a hunting ground for the rulers of Mewar. In 1957, the Jaisamand Sanctuary was built to cover an area of 62 sq. Km. Various types of migratory birds and animals live in this sanctuary. At the current date, it has been turned into a sports sanctuary.