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Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake is located 8 kms to the west of Jodhpur on the Jaisalmer road. The lake was constructed by that time Prime Minister of Jodhpur, Pratap Singh in year 1872. This lake is artificial & it spread over 84 square kms. Where the lake now lies, was once an area having palaces and gardens of two rulers of Jodhpur. They were destroyed to make the Kaylana Lake.

It is an ideal picnic spot, this lake offers a breathtaking view of the sunset. At that time the sky looks like a canvas splashed with spectacular colors. Kaylana Lake is the perfect place to relax or have picnics. If you are interested in birds, then, this place will further interest you. Also known by the name of Pratap Sagar, the area around this lake was once full of wild bears. But, with the increase in population it has not remained so.

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Guda Bishnoi Lake

It is an nature made lake, perfect for a picnic spot. People who are interested in exotic wild life & nature should visit this village. The Bishnoi community inhabits the village. The villagers are staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, specially the sanctity of plant and animal life. They even pray to the green trees and animals that inhabit their land. In this world of exploitation everywhere, they make every effort to conserve the environment. Another fact about the Bishnoi tribals is that they worship Lord Vishnu and are vegetarians.

Around the Guda Bishnoi Lake, we can see numerous migratory birds like domicile cranes etc, blackbucks and chinkaras. This pond is drinking point for antelopes black bucks of near by area. Bishnoi village is a kind of desert oasis. It is the perfect place to experience the traditions and customs of tribal life. It is a place caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the old era.


Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

The Park was created in 2006 to restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky wasteland next to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. It had suffered years of neglect and was overrun by Baavlia (Prosopis juliflora), an invasive, thorny shrub introduced from central America almost a century ago. The challenge was to eradicate the Baavlia and create a suitable home for native rock-loving plants that we would bring back from the desert.

It was opened to the public in February 2011. The area in and around the park contains distinctive volcanic rock and sandstone formations. The park includes a Visitors Center with Interpretation Gallery, a native plant nursery, small shop and cafe. There are four trails (yellow, green, red, and blue trails), about 880 m to 1115 m long, that visitors can take and trained guides and naturalists are also available.