Gadi Sagar Lake, Jaisalmer

Gadi Sagar, a man made reservoir built in 1156 AD, is one of the most favorite tourist attraction in Jaisalmer. It was originally constructed by the King Jaisal and later it was reconstructed by Maharaja Garsi Singh in 1367 AD, making a new name ‘Lake Garsisar’. During the Rajput clan period, it was the only resource for the drinking water in Jaisalmer.
The lake is marvelously placed in a picturesque surroundings and an imposing sandstone entrance known as Tilon-ki-Pol opens to the lake. A grand Krishna temple is also placed at the gate. The banks of the Gadi Sagar enclose superbly maintained gardens, temples and majestically carved Chattris.
During the imposing festivities of Gangaur festival, the Gadi Sagar livens up with illuminations and the eye catching processions. This lake is a stopover for many migratory birds on their way to lakes in Kerala. The tourists can enjoy the exciting boating in this lake.