Kaylana Lake, Jodhpur
Kaylana Lake lies west of Jodhpur at a distance of around 8 km from the city,
on the Jaisalmer Road. The artificial lake was constructed in 1872 on the site of
two former palaces and gardens. Built by Pratap Singh, the then Prime Minister of
Jodhpur, the lake is spread over an area of 84 sq.km. Apart from boating, tourists
can also enjoy picnics at the lake.
Kaylana Lake is located 8 km west of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. It is an artificial
lake, built by Pratap Singh in 1872. The lake spreads over an area of 84 km2. In
ancient times this region had palaces and gardens made by two rulers of Jodhpur
- Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh. These were destroyed to make Kaylana Lake. The area
around this lake, also known as Pratap Sagar were once full of wild bears. Owing
to this, the area once served as a secured hunting place for the royal members.
In these gardens, currently a variety of bird species live. At the lake, tourists
can also enjoy view of the sunset.