THE MAN-MADE WONDER
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.
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.
The Wild Population
The Leopard, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Fox and Wolf are among the carnivores of the sanctuary. Other wildlife here includes Sambhar, Chital, Langur and Chinkara. The Jaisamand Lake is the abode of crocodiles, turtles and a variety of fish. Various species of terrestrial and water birds can also be seen here.
Jaisamand Island Resort
Jaisamand Island Resort is situated in the midst of the largest man-made lake in Asia. Jaisamand Lake provides a panoramic view of the picturesque surrounding. The unbelievable vastness of the lake ringed with the undulating Aravallis transports one into a world of kaleidoscopic, natural beauty.
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.
The island resort provides excellent accommodation. Ethnic decor of the resort and the luxuriously furnished deluxe rooms & suites overlooking the lake provide a breathtakingly impressive view of the guests.
Total Area: 52-sq-kms
Summer: Light tropical.
Winter: light woollen.