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Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Attraction: Sardar Samand Palace, Migratory Birds
Developed By: Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933

Nestled in the vicinity of the city of Jodhpur, is the astoundingly scenic Sardar Samand Lake. The lake lies 60-kms south-east of Jodhpur off the Jodhpur-Pali route. As one drives to the lake, the picturesque countryside with enchanting villages and smiling folks on the way, offer a spectacular sight. A rendezvous with Chinkara and Black Buck surely adds more fun to the drive.

The placid waters of the Sardar Samand Lake beckon countless varieties of migratory birds as well as tourists who come to savour peace and quietude of the place. Enroute to Sardar Samand from Jodhpur, tourists can look forward to spotting wildlife of the region, especially the Black Buck, Neelgai and Chinkara. The route also passes through the Bishnoi villages - a community renowned for their abiding concern and practice of environmental conservation.

Near the lake stands classy art-deco summer palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Sardar Samand Lake Resort - yet another feather in the cap of Welcome-Heritage Group. The lake resort affords one of the most breathtaking views of the magnificent lake.

A hunting lodge of the royal Jodhpur family, the palace is situated on a hill overlooking the huge Sardar Samand Lake. All original features of the resort have been retained and the sprawling grounds and gardens offer delightful walks. Overlooking the large lake teeming with numerous birds, the place is a virtual aviary.

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