Jaisamand Travel Guide
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50-km south of Udaipur, the picturesque 'City of Lakes', succulent valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial Lake in Asia. The sanctuary extends over an area of 52-sq-kms of thick forest land. Established in 1957, this sanctuary is located besides the man-made lake by the same name. Covering a total area of 160-sq-kms, it harbours sloth bear, leopard, chital, chinkara, wild boar and a number of birds. Some crocodiles and fish can also be spotted here.
It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, who on its inauguration on 2nd June 1691 AD, walked around it distributing gold equal to his own weight in charity. He built six 'Chhatris' (cenatophs) with finely embroidered elephants in front and the temple of Lord Shiva in the centre of the embankment.
Places Of Intrest ( Jaisamand)
The Wild Life Sanctuary
The sanctuary is situated along one of the largest artificial lakes of the world called the Jaisamand Lake. Fourteen kilometres in length & nine kilometres in width, the lake has a circumference of nearly eighty-eight kilometres. Close to Jaisamand is the game sanctuary, which is spread over an area of about 45 kilometres & has a motorable road. The sanctuary shelters wild animals like Panthers, Wild Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambhars etc.
Travel Information ( Jaisamand)
Air : Maharana Pratap Airport is 21-km from the Udaipur, which is near Jaisamand.
Rail : Udaipur is well connected with all the major cities by rail.
Road : Udaipur is 50-km by road, from Jaisamand and is well connected by motorable roads.