Gadisar Lake, located in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan state of India, is an important tourist destination of the Jaisalmer district. It is an artificial lake in the Dhoro of Jaisalmer. Gadisar Lake is famous for watching sunrise and sunset with peace and relaxation. If you are traveling to Jaisalmer and you want peace or relaxation, then this place is perfect for you. This historic lake is located south of the city of Jaisalmer.
It Lake is located near Jaisalmer and two kilometers away from Jaisalmer Fort. Gadisar Lake is a popular tourist destination, which is visited by tourists from all over the country and abroad. The view of Jaisalmer Fort from Gadisar Lake is very attractive.
History of Gadisar Lake Jaisalmer Rajasthan
Lake Gadisar situated in the middle of a desert on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, was built by the ruler of Jaisalmer Raja Rawal Jaisal as a pond in the 12th – 13th AD. This lake was built in the Middle Ages to meet the water needs of the people here. And it is said that in the old times, this lake acted as a water conservation system and became a life-saving source of water in Jaisalmer. And this lake was largely successful in removing the water shortage of the people of Jaisalmer.
The name this lake was named after Maharawal Gadsi Singh. Who revived the entire lake area by renovation in 1400 AD.
|Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer|
When tourists reach to visit the lake Gadisar, the first Tillan gate is visible which welcomes the tourists in the beautiful surroundings of the lake. Quite beautiful to see the Tillan Gate which is carved on the rich yellow sandstone that provides a majestic attractive entrance to the Gadisar Lake. It is said that the huge gate on the lake Gadisar was built by a prostitute Tilo. In view of the public opposition, Maharawal Ghadasi wanted to demolish it, but the Shiva temple was built on him by tilo.
The Tillan Gate was built around the last few years of the 19th century by the royal courtesy of the then ruler of Jaisalmer. Later in 1908 an idol of Lord Vishnu was installed as a Krishna temple.