Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer

Gadisar Lake is a man-made reservoir in Jaisalmer (State: Rajasthan) built in 1367 by Maharaja Gadsi Singh Ji. This is a scenic place where one can go for boating.

This tank outside the city walls, and in the olden days it was the main source of town's water supply. The lake is surrounded by small temples and shrines. A wide variety of waterfowl flock here in winter.

This lake located at the South of city is a natural low-land was dammed to catch every drop of rain water.

The beautiful arched gateway through which one can reach this lake is known as Teelon-ki Gate as it was constructed in 19th century by a very famous courtesan named Teelon. This is constructed with yellow sandstone and at the top of the gate is a small temple.

72 comments:

Krishna said...

Hi rajesh

useful destination information

good photos

thanks for sharing

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Nice Pics..!

Jama said...

I just love those majestic buildings there, so beautiful.

Debbie Smith said...

I love the building in the middle of the water!
Have a fabulous day!
Debbie's Travels

Rizalenio said...

Temple at the top of the gate - brilliant. I want to try boating there.

Zuzana said...

Wow, these pictures today are stunning. I particularly love the first image it could be inspiration for a lovely painting.;)
xoxo

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Wow!! fabulous!! One day I'll go to Jaisalmer...

I’ll be out next week, but Blogtrotter Two has something new for you... Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!!

Sridharan said...

Wow.. I feel like visiting this place.

Team G Square said...

Wow , nice place

ladyfi said...

Sigh - so gorgeous! That first shot is amazing.

Pietro said...

So pleasant and beautiful place. Thanks for sharing these very nice images, Rajesh!

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Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place! Love the water! And what a great place to watch the skies! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Sylvia

LauraX said...

I love the intricacies of the arch in the first photo...so beautiful!

Pat said...

Beautiful architecture and lovely lake!

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty views with the water and thanks for sharing your photos with Sky Watch Friday

Irene said...

Great shots! Happy SWF!

Gary said...

Another great tour, Rajesh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Genie said...

Rajesh....Your country has some of the most magnificent structures I have ever seen, and the way you capture them for us week after week is amazing. I adore your blog: the pictures, the commentary, and the history you share with us. It i always a treat to see your name in the list of posters. The lake is beautiful, but the intricately carved tank is awesome. What a treat for the eyes. G

joo said...

As usually I admire the miracles of your country!

Carver said...

So much beauty. I love the arches and the details you showed on the first shot were great.

Ebie said...

The first shot is perfectly framed!

eden said...

It is a beautiful place. Great shots.

Have a great weekend.

Kim, USA said...

Looks like a sunken temple. Amazingly interesting!
Moon shots

V Rakesh said...

Truly iconic!

Brilliant pictures, as ever!

magiceye said...

......beautiful......

Dhemz said...

wow! what an amazing place...would love to go there someday...:)

Happy April Fool's! Hope you can visit my Skywatch Friday entry. Thanks!

Sumandebray said...

Beautiful narration of a piece of history and heritage.
Rajasthan's architecture make me proud.. the confluence of Hindu and Islamic art
cheers!

thomas said...

Beautiful first shot from the arch.

Indrani said...

Did you fed the fish there?
A great place. A musician who performs there has been featured in many coffee table books. I too have a shot. :)

clairz said...

There seems to be no end to the industry of the people of your land. I can't get over the buildings and other construction, like this lake.

'Tsuki said...

Your country is so beautiful... Thanks for this sharing : I feel like I'm traveling everytime I visit your blog... This lake is really amazing, and the architecture of this kiosk is so cute...

Life Ramblings said...

such a beautiful place. my favourite is the first one.

Lily Hydrangea said...

This has to be the nicest looking water tower I've ever seen!

SandyCarlson said...

Whoo. Art everywhere. Beautiful.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

This is one place I would like to visit! Love lakes and water and the buildings are very attractive!

Thank you for your nice comment today!

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, what a beautiful place. Great photos.

Leovi said...

! what a price! I love to visit your country, seeing the pictures invited.

© Liz said...

Beautiful blog, thanks for your visit and comment.

Greetings

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful place!

Vinni said...

I missed out going here on my last visit to Jaisalmer, thanks for sharing.

Joyful said...

This is indeed a very beautiful place.

Spiderdama said...

This is a beautiful gateway and place! Great post for the SW.
Wish you a happy weekend:-)

jelly beans said...

that's very beautiful!

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Nicole said...

Beautiful. The architecture of the buildings are absolutely amazing. Gorgeous captures.

Wren said...

I am so enjoying seeing India through your eyes. That first photo, with the arch framing the arched gazebo is my favorite, but I'd love to see any of the places you've shared.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

All your pretty treasures catches my heart.

Love all building details, the form, the colour combo... etc etc.

Hope to visit here one day & see the reflection personally.

Happy SSS, my friend.

Regards,
/chie

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful....
Happy Sunday and a good week ahead!

Jeevan said...

I have seen this place in some songs! It looks like a great place for both nature and manmade marvelous. Wonderful capture Rajesh!

Francisca said...

Another wonderful destination, Rajesh.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We love to go boating, as you know, but I almost can't imagine just leisurely boating around that Lake with all those beautiful temples and shrines right around. It almost seems like it would be wrong to just be out having a good time instead of being reverent and in awe.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Would you please drop by and see my shadows? Would love to see you!

Marites said...

really beautiful place....

John said...

Beautiful details!

Come see my blues, have a great week ahead.

I am now following your blog.

YOSEE said...

How lovely it looks !

Pie said...

You never fail to amaze us with your beautiful photos. Happy Blue Monday.

Mine's here.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this scenic lake and architecture.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for sharing these. Have a great WW! :-)

Dimple said...

This is very interesting. India is very different in many ways from the USA, where I live. It is nice to get a glimpse of the other side of the world

ewok1993 said...

really beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rajesh, that is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this amazing spot.

STEF said...

The place is beautiful! I have a friend who lived in India for quite few years and he enjoyed his stay there!
Here's my entry. Hope you can also check it out. Many thanks!

affamilycabral said...

loved these pictures. beautiful place and lots of nice information. very interesting.
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Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

The architecture is amazing. And of course, I love the lake too.
Rosie

sunshine said...

WOW!i'm looking forward to visit the place :)
great shots!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this scenic lake and architecture.

capturedalive said...

Jaisalmer is indeed a lovely place. Had been there ages back and was too young to appreciate the art of photography though

Sairam said...

Yep. Jaisalmer is a very beautiful place. Went there last year and did boating in the lake. But it was kinda hot in october. Liked the story about Teelon gate.:)

Arti said...

Enchanting, looks very beautiful!

Purba said...

Sadly when we were in Jaisalmer, the lake was dry. Lovely pictures.

Farila said...

Seeing this for the first time.. good pics.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this scenic lake and architecture.