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Balsamand Lake and Palace

Balsamand lake, situated 9 kms away from Jodhpur, is a manmade reservoir built in 1159 by Balak Rao Parihar which was later enlarged by Maharaja Sur Singh. For a long time, Balsamand lake served as an important source of water to the Jodhpur city. The lake is an ideal place for picnics and excursions which is surrounded by a beautiful garden consists of groves of mango, guava, papaya etc. The garden receives water from the balsamand lake through an artificial waterfall. Varieties of animals and birds can also be found within the garden. The lake a popular excursion spot has been converted into a public park and bird sanctuary. 

A European style palace termed as Balsamand Lake Palace constructed in 1936 by Maharaja Sur Singh, looms over the lake.  Sprawl over an area of 300 acres, Balsamand palace built with red sand stone, is a fine example of traditional Rajputana architecture. This eight-pillared palace has three entrance gates. The palace once used as the summer retreat of Maharajah Sur Singh of Jodhpur has been converted into a heritage hotel in 1996 by Maharaja Gaj Singh II.  

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