famous lakes in jodhpur

When we talk about Jodhpur tourism, the mention of forts, palaces, culture, heritage, street shopping, and food is so common. But do you know that there are a number of beautiful lakes in Jodhpur that are among the best places to visit in the city?

Whether you are a Jodhpurite or someone visiting the Blue City, you must explore these lakes as well. You will surely have an immersive experience as Jodhpur lakes are great picnic spots also. 

But which are the most famous lakes in Jodhpur? Let’s know about it in this quick yet comprehensive write-up.

How Many Lakes Are There in Jodhpur?

There are around nine lakes in Jodhpur, but not all are famous. Some are small places and are not well maintained for tourism. 

The famous Jodhpur lakes include Kaylana, Balsamand, Sardar Samand, Gulab Sagar, Ranisar, Padamsar, Fateh Sagar, and Takht Sagar. Let’s know about all these lakes to visit in Jodhpur in detail here.

Full List of Lakes in Jodhpur Rajasthan

Here is the complete list of lakes in Jodhpur and nearby the city that you would like to visit once.

1. Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur 

It is the largest and most famous lake in Jodhpur. Located around 8 kilometers from the city center on the road to Jaisalmer, this place offers a scenic view and immersive experience.

It is a quiet retreat for both couples and families. You can enjoy the cool breeze of the wind by going for a boating ride around the jheel. If you are a nature lover and bird watcher, then this is a must-visit place for you.

Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur

Since it is located a bit outside the main city, it is better to book a local sightseeing taxi in Jodhpur for a convenient experience. Kaylana lake is also a place for boating in Jodhpur, as well as trekking. 

  • Timings: Flexible
  • Entry Fee: None
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours

2. Balsamand Lake, Jodhpur

This is an artificial lake built by Balak Rao Parihar in the 12th century. It was developed as a resource for water for the people of Mandore. The length of Balsamand Lake is around 1 km, breadth 50 m, and depth 15 m. 

The lake also has a lush green garden on its banks that is also a great place to explore. There are trees of mango, papaya, guava, plum, and more. You can watch birds and have quality time.

Balsamand Lake, Jodhpur

Balsamand lake and garden should be on your list of places to visit, especially when we are talking about the list of lakes in Jodhpur. You will enjoy the beauty of the garden, lake, chirping of birds, and the overall environment. The best time to visit here is during sunrise or sunset. 

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: None
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours


3. Sardar Samand Lake, Jodhpur

This is around a century-old lake located near the Pali district, around 60 km from the city of Jodhpur. Maharaja Umaid Singh had built this lake. Currently, it has become a tourist attraction.

On the banks of this Lake, there is a heritage hotel/resort named Sardar Samand Lake Palace, which is famous for its royal gesture, fascinating view, scenic view, and great hospitality. 

Furthermore, this lake is home to migratory birds. If you love nature and watching birds, this is a must-visit attraction and one of the best lakes near Jodhpur. 

Sardar Samand Lake, Jodhpur
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: None
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours

4. Gulab Sagar Lake, Jodhpur

This is another famous Jodhpur lake located in the Jodhpur city center near the Sardar Market. 

Developed by Gulab Rai in the 18th century as a water resource or Bavdi, it is now converted into a jheel. The construction of Gulab Sagar Lake took nearly eight years. 

Gulab Sagar Lake, Jodhpur

During your trip to Jodhpur, you must explore this place, especially in the morning or evening to get a wonderful view of the majestic Mehrangarh fort as well. During the summer and rainy seasons, people like to go to Gulab Sagar for boating in Jodhpur. 

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: None
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours

5. Ranisar Lake, Jodhpur

Ranisar is one of the most beautiful lakes of Jodhpur. It was constructed in the 15th century by the wife of Rao Jodha to conserve water. Located near the Mehrangarh Fort, Ranisar lake adjoins the other lake named Padamsar lake.

You can see both the lakes together and this is what makes these lakes of Jodhpur unique and famous. The water conservation system is also systematic here. 

Ranisar Lake, Jodhpur

While visiting the Jodhpur fort, you must also go to Ranisar lake for amazing sightseeing. Moreover, the environment around this lake is so serene and peaceful that you will find yourself calm and exploring your soul. 

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: None
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours


6. Padamsar Lake, Jodhpur

Padamsar lake is located close to Ranisar lake. One can’t tell whether these are two lakes or one. This is the reason many people know these lakes as one with the name Ranisar Padamsar Jheel.

The water reaches these lakes from the mountains. It is worth visiting your time on the banks of these rivers for an immersive experience, especially at the time of sunset and sunrise.

Padamsar lake was also built in the 15th century by Rani Padmini. This is how the lake got its name.

Padamsar Lake, Jodhpur

7. Takht Sagar Lake, Jodhpur

Another name in the list of lakes near Jodhpur is Takht Sagar. Located around 10 km from the city center, Takht Sagar lake is adored by nature lovers. It is because this lake is surrounded by Takht Sagar hills. 

Furthermore, the famous temple of Siddhnath Shiv is also located near this jheel. Since devotees of Lord Shiva keep on visiting the temple, this lake has become a major tourist attraction. 

Takht Sagar Lake, Jodhpur

8. Fateh Sagar Lake, Jodhpur

Fateh Sagar lake is located within the main city of Jodhpur. You can explore it while visiting the Gulab Sagar lake. Because there is only walking distance between these two lakes.

While Fateh Sagar is not a major tourist attraction because of low maintenance, it used to hold importance as a water resource for the people of the Blue City. 

If this lake is well-maintained, it can become a good attraction for tourists also.  

9. Umaid Sagar Lake, Jodhpur

This lake was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933. The sad thing is that Umaid Sagar lake in Jodhpur has remained ignored for the last many years and it is on the verge of extinction. 

It is worth noting that Umaid Sagar has more water capacity than Kaylana and Takht Sagar lakes. But over the years, it has been used as a way of idol immersion on various occasions.

Other Famous Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur

Wrapping Up:

These are the most famous Jodhpur lakes and also tourist attractions. While Kaylana, Balsamand, Ranisar, Padamsar, and Gulab Sagar are highly-visited lakes, Fateh Sagar, Umaid Sagar, and Takht Sagar are a bit less explored. You can travel and explore all these lakes and other destinations by booking a taxi service in Jodhpur.

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