Amar Sagar Lake

About Amar Sagar Lake Jaisalmer


Amar Sagar Lake, which is situated 7 kilometers from Jaisalmer’s western suburbs is an oasis cum lake. It is situated adjacent to the Amar Singh Palace. It was built in the 17th century by Maharawal Akhai Singh. Many ponds, wells, an old temple devoted to Shiva are included in this complex of the palace, along with the lake.

Many carved stone figures of animals surround the pool. Amar Sagar Lake history says that those carved figureheads were the protectors of the royal family. There are pavilions with steps that lead to the lake on one end stunning aesthetically carved Jain temples on the other end. You can also experience a beautiful sunset. The Amar Sagar Lake timings are from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Amar Sagar Lake

Weather : 19° C

Timings :9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Contact Number: +91 9024104977

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History


Amar Sagar Lake is one of the oldest water bodies in Jaisalmer city. It has been an oasis in this desert region for a long time. It was also the main reservoir of Jaisalmer, which supplied the whole city with water. The complex holding the lake also has the most beautiful example of Rajput architecture, the Palace of Amar Singh. It was erected by Maharawal Akhai Singh in the 17th century, as a tribute to his ancestors.

Architecture


Activities


  • The primary thing visitors do here is enjoy the abundance of the small temples and other buildings in the lake complex. It is an enchanting example of Rajput architecture.
  • The Amar Sagar Lake is illuminated by the sun in the morning and the evening, presenting to the visitors the best sunrise.
  • Boating is another activity you can do in Amar Sagar Lake. Couples arrive here for the boat ride during sunset for the best experience.
  • Visit the Jain temple located on the north side of Amar Sagar Lake.
     

Tips for visiting


  • Be careful to wear proper clothes while visiting the lake.
  • Carry extra pair of clothes with you if you wish to take a dip in the lake.
  • Take care of kids and your belongings and do not leave your things here and there.
  • Do not throw wastes into the water or contaminate the water.
  • Wear flip-flops or washable footwear, try to avoid shoes if you intend to get your legs.
     

Best time to visit


Rajasthan has a hot and arid climate generally. Therefore it is advised to travel to Rajasthan during the winter season, to avoid the extremely hot climate. Winter almost starts here from November and extends till February. Still, you can have the best visit from October to April. Also, you can participate in the Jaisalmer desert festival, if you visit in February.

Nearby Atractions


  • Bada Bagh – The Bada Bagh is a series of cenotaphs set in a garden and is located 6 kilometers away from Jaisalmer. It has the cenotaphs of all the Maharajas and other prominent family members of the Jaisalmer kingdom, of 6 centuries.
  • Vyas Chhatri – It is an assemblage of golden sandstones, that stands as the epitome of Rajasthani architecture. It is also known as the city’s sunset point since it gives a bird’s eye view of Jaisalmer.
  • Lodhruva- Lodhruva was the ancient capital city of the Bhatti dynasty of the twelfth century. The number of peacocks adds to the beauty of this ancient town. The significance of this place is its history and architectural remaining.
  • Jaisalmer Fort- The Jaisalmer Fort near the Thar desert is not just a fort but is a city with houses, temples, shops, and restaurants. Being in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it stays under the category of Hill Forts of India.
  • Tazia Tower- Tazia Tower is situated in the beautiful Badal Palace Complex and is a five-storey tower in Jaisalmer. 

Nearby market/ shopping places


  • Pansari Bazaar is a cultural market in Jaisalmer for clothes, fancy items, bedsheets, and more.
  • Desert Handicrafts Emporium is the best embroidery store in Jaisalmer. It sells handicrafts material, silk bed sheets, jewelry, carpet, paintings, leather items, antique embroidery, and more.
     

Nearby Hotels


  • Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli Jaisalmer is a heritage hotel near Queen Palace Street in Jaisalmer. It has a beautiful view of the Jaisalmer Fort and Golden City view. The food served is also wholesome.
  • Hotel Rang Mahal is a heritage resort in Sam Road Jaisalmer 2 km from Amar Sagar Lake. It has a swimming pool, gym, delicious breakfast, space for kids, and roof to roam.
  • Gorbandh Palace is a resort with swimming pool amenities in Jaisalmer just 2.4 kilometers away from Amar Sagar Lake.
  • Hotel Marina Mahal is a budget-friendly heritage hotel in Jaisalmer, 3 kilometers away from Amar Sagar Lake.
  • Hotel Pleasant Haveli is a budget-friendly top-rated hotel in Jaisalmer which is 4.2 kilometers away from Amar Sagar Lake.

Interesting Facts About Amar Sagar Lake


Nearby Restaurants


  • Restaurant Romany
  • Jaisalmer Kitchen 
  • Prithvi Restaurant
  • The Turban Restaurant and Cafe 
  • Pleasant Haveli Rooftop Restaurant
  • Hotel Pol Haveli Restaurant
     

Amar Sagar Lake location Map

How to Reach & Infographic

Getting In jaisalmer

BY AIR

From Jaisalmer Airport, it takes only 29 minutes or 19 km to Amar Sagar Lake via NH11. You can avail the services of various bus operators and taxi operators to reach here.

BY ROAD

From Jaisalmer BSF Bus Stop, you can reach Amar Sagar Lake within 16 minutes via Jaisalmer Sam Dhanana Road. Take the local Jaisalmer bus services to reach here.

BY RAIL

From Jaisalmer Railway Station, you can reach Amar Sagar Lake in 15 minutes (7.1 km) via Jaisalmer Sam Dhanana Road. There are many autos and taxis which will take you to Amar Sagar Lake easily.

BY Car

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Customer Reviews

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  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

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  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

People Also Ask About Amar Sagar Lake

Amar Sagar Lake is situated in Jaisalmer near the Thar desert.

Amar Sagar Lake Jaisalmer is famous for being the oldest reservoir in Jaisalmer city.

No, there is no entry fee to the Amar Sagar Lake Jaisalmer.

Sightseeing and boating are the major activities in and around Amar Sagar Lake.

Bada Bagh, Lodhurva, Mandir Palace, Vyas Chhatri, Tazia Tower, and Jaisalmer Fort are the nearby places to visit.

Hotel Rang Mahal, Gorbandh Palace, Hotel Marina Mahal, Hotel Pleasant Haveli are some of the hotels near Amar Sagar Lake.

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