Famous Gadsisar Sagar Tank Jaislamer
Maharwal Gadsi Singh
Best Time to Visit:
October to March
08:00 A.M. To 09:00 P.M.
For Boat - Rs.10 to 100 for 30 min.
How to Reach :
You can hire local means of transport to reach the site.
The arid city of Jaisalmer is thankful to the Gadsisar Sagar Tank which lies south to the city walls and was once a water supply providing water to the residents of the city. The tank attracts many migratory and non migratory birds which open new vistas for tourists and so it is delight to see these birds singing and playing. The tank has become one of the major tourist spots in Jaisalmer where picnics and outings are also enjoyed. The tank was built in 1156 AD and rebuilt in 1367AD by Maharwal Gadsi Singh. Enjoying boat rides around the tank to see beautiful shrines and temple around is a favorite attraction for tourist.
Gadsisar Sagar Tank Jaislamer Rajasthan, The beautiful tank has been adorned with arched gates. These gates hold some legends. The architecture of the tank reflects the taste and knowledge of Gadsi Singh who built the tank. The shadow of beautiful temples and shrines reflected in the Gadsisar Sagar Lake waters, dance to tunes of sun and winds. The tank exhibits the uniqueness of Rajput architecture.
Tilon - ki - pol:
TThe beauty of yellow sandstone gateway arching towards across the road down to the tank is the Tilon-ki-pol which was built by a famous prostitute named Tilon. The Maharaja refused to permission when she offered to pay to own this gateway constructed on the grounds that he would have to go down the tank passing under it. Considering it beneath his dignity and stature, he refused to do so. But once, when he was away she built the gate, however, adding a shrine of Lord Krishna on the top of it to avoid demolition of the structure by the maharaja.
The lavish Fort of Jaisalmer is a must visit for the tourists. It is a landmark in the history of the city. The fort, built in 1156 A.D. by a Rajput ruler Jaisla, is a perfect place to see the chattris.
The City is well known for its lavish mansions built by the wealthy merchants. The famous havelis of Jaisalmer are Patwon ki haveli, Nathmal ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Pay a visit to these mansions and witness the royalty the used to enjoy in the bygone eras.