Gadisar Lake

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    Location: Postal Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

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    Gadisar Lake, which is also called Gadsisar Lake is located in the city of Jaisalmer, under the state of Rajasthan, in India. It was built by King Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD and later it was rebuilt in the year around 1367AD by Gadsi Singh. It is an artificial lake. The reason for building this lake was to provide drinking water to the citizens. Back then there were no canals or irrigation systems that could provide drinking water.

    It is a peaceful place. You can spend quality time and have fun with your family and friends. The atmosphere and the scenic beauty together make this place pleasant and mesmerizing. If you are traveling to Jaisalmer you should visit this place. You will love the refreshing atmosphere of this place.


    A visitor can find many reasons to visit this place. Some of them are down below-

    Golden fort: The golden fort or the Jaisalmer fort is situated near the lake. Which is another famous tourist destination in the city.

    Sunrise and sunset: One can witness marvelous views of sunrise and sunset from the lakeside.

    Boat riding: This place offers boat rides at various rates to visitors. Which are amazing to experience.

    Feeding the fish: The lake is full of shoals of catfish. Which come near the bank in the presence of humans in the hope of some food. Feeding the fish from the bank of this lake is another interesting feature of this lake.

    Bird watching: During the season of winter many migratory birds come to this place. So, you will be able to see some exotic birds here. You may carry your binoculars so that you can watch them properly.

    Photography: This place is full of beauty and a great place for photography. You will be able to click on some wonderful pictures here.


    People carrying statue of hindu God Ganesha to Gadisar lake in Jaisalmer Rajasthan India.

    Gadisar lake was built by Raja Rawal Jaisal in around 12th-13th AD who was the first king of the state and the city of Jaisalmer. The lake was made to provide drinking water to the people of the area and make up for the aridity of the city.

    The area where the lake was built was automatically able to gather and retain rainwater. The lake was a life-saving source of water for the people of the city at that time. That is why many people believe it was a natural oasis in the middle of the Thar desert but it was a manmade one. Maharawal Gadsi Singh renovated this lake in 1400 AD and the lake was later named after him.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Gadsisar (Gadisagar) lake in Jaisalmer

    The beautiful Gadisar lake is a manmade lake. It was built to produce water for the people who lived there. It is located near the famous Jaisalmer fort. It offers a wonderful view of the lake and adjacent fort, especially at the time of sunrise and sunset. This makes this place more attractive to visitors.

    Opening Hours

    Gadisar lake is open to tourists every day of the week and 24 hours a day. You can go there anytime.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to visit Gadisar lake. You can visit this free of cost.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Gadisr lake is Jaisalmer airport. It is located at a distance of 14.2 km from the lake. This airport is well connected with the other major cities of India. Local transport like taxis or cabs can be easily found at the airport. By hiring them one can easily reach the fort.

    By train: The city of Jaisalmer can be easily reached by train. The nearest railway station to Gadisar lake is the Jaisalmer railway station. It is situated at a distance of 2.3 km away from the lake. This railway station is also well connected with other major cities of the country.

    By Road: You can find local transport at the airport that can take you to the lake.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry important things in a small bag. You may go in the morning or at the time of sunset. At that time the lake looks more beautiful.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. Different kinds of people come to visit this place. So you need to be careful. If you face any kind of problem here you can contact the police. For your convenience, here is the local police station location-

    Location: Gadisar Rd, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

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    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Gadisar lake is an amazing place for photography. The lake along with the Jaisalmer fort looks wonderful and is a good subject for photography. Any photo enthusiast is gonna love this place. It gives great backdrops for photos. So, whenever you are visiting this place don’t forget to carry your camera. 

    A boat ride of Gadisar lake:

    You can have an enjoyable boat ride at Gadisar lake. 

    The timing for boating is from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

    The cost of boating is-

    Paddle boats: INR 50,

    Rowboats: INR 10, and 

    Shikara ride: INR 100

    Que-03: When is the best time to visit Gadisar Lake?

    Ans: Gadisar lake is situated in the desert region. So, it would be better not to go there in summer. It is so hot in summer. It is better to go there from October to March. During these months the weather of the city remains pleasant and cool. So, you would be able to enjoy your trip.

    Que-04: Is parking available near Gadisar lake?

    Ans: Yes, parking is available near this lake. Visitors can park their cars there.

    Places to visit near Gadisar lake:

    • Kothari’s Patwa Haveli (Patwon ki Haveli/Patwa Haveli)
    • Jaisalmer Fort
    • Nathmal Ki Haveli
    • The Thar Heritage Museum
    • Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)
    • Vyas Chhatri

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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