Jaisamand Lake: The Second Largest Artificial Lake In Asia

Jaisamand lake is situated 48 km from Udaipur.

The lake is renowned for being the second largest artificial lake in Asia.

Jaisamand Lake is also known as Dhebar Lake.

It was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1685.

 Jaisamand

This lake covers an area of 36sq km, stretches to the length of 14 km and width of 9 kilometers.

Lake is deep 102 feet and has a circumference of around 30 miles (48 km).

 

It was the largest till 1902 before the built of Aswan Dam of Egypt.

It is 1202 feet in length, 116 feet in height and width of 70 feet deep.

There are three islands on Dhebar Lake.

The two bigger islands are known as Baba ka Magra and the smaller island is called Piari.

Shiva temple in the middle shows the religious nature of Mewar Rulers.

Maharaja Jai Singh created Dhebar Lake in the 17th century utilizing the waters of the Gomti River.

On the top of two nearby hillocks are two old palaces constructed by Maharana Jai Singh still exist in great condition.

They offer the very great view of the lake.

Graceful marble chhatris flank the embankment and beautiful summer palaces of the Udaipur queens.

 

 Wildlife Sanctuary

around Dhebar Lake can be reached by the state highway to Banswara from Udaipur.

It offers means te wildlife santuary allows you to fell the nature very closely.

Fauna includes the panther, wild boar, and various species of migratory birds.

The place is very small if you compare it with a city.

Not for long term visits but deserves a visit if you are wandering nearby Udaipur.

The view from the top is extraordinary.

It is still the second largest lake in Asia and there is a reason it is still standing at the top list.

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