Near to the city of Jodhpur is the Sardar Samand Lake. The lake lays 60-kms south-east of Jodhpur off the Jodhpur - Pali route. The scenery of this lake is fascinating. Sardar Samand Lake attracts countless varieties of migratory birds. So, if you are a bird watcher, this is the place to be. Also enchanted by its placid waters are tourists who come to enjoy peace and solitude of the place.
While on your way to Sardar Samand Lake from Jodhpur, one may even spot
feely roaming wildlife of the region, especially the Black Buck, Neelgai
and Chinkara. Even the rote presents you with an interesting drive,
keeping you entranced. The countryside with its lively villages and
smiling village folk offers you taste of the region's hospitality. The
route also passes through the Bishnoi villages, an old community.
The lake as well as the route to the lake, provides a virtual treat to
photographers. On a hill overlooking the Sardar Samand Lake, stands the
summer palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh. It was once the hunting lodge of
the royal Jodhpur family. It has now been converted into the Sardar
Samand Lake Resort. The resort offers some of the most breathtaking
views of the magnificent lake.
While visiting Jodhpur, Rajasthan, try visiting the Sardar Samand Lake and Palace near Jodhpur.