Sanctuary is situated 50-km south of Udaipur, the picturesque 'City of
Lakes', succulent valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand
Lake, the second largest artificial Lake in Asia. The sanctuary extends
over an area of 52-sq-kms of thick forest land. Established in 1957,
this sanctuary is located besides the man-made lake by the same name.
Covering a total area of 160-sq-kms, it harbours sloth bear, leopard,
chital, chinkara, wild boar and a number of birds. Some crocodiles and
fish can also be spotted here.Climate
of Jaisamand is tropical. Winters are a little cold and the summers are
not too harsh. September to March is the best period to travel
Jaisamand. The Wild Life Sanctuary
is situated along one of the largest artificial lakes of the world
called the Jaisamand Lake. Fourteen kilometres in length & nine
kilometres in width, the lake has a circumference of nearly eighty-eight
kilometres. Close to Jaisamand is the game sanctuary, which is spread
over an area of about 45 kilometres & has a motorable road. The
sanctuary shelters wild animals like Panthers, Wild Bear, Spotted Deer,
The lake located here is the prime attraction of the area.
The cool surroundings of the lake is relaxing for the visitors. Fourteen
kilometres in length & nine kilometres in width, the lake has a
circumference of nearly eighty-eight kilometres. The lake was built by
Maharaja Jai Singh, who on its inauguration on 2nd June 1691 AD, walked
around it distributing gold equal to his own weight in charity. He built
six 'Chhatris' (cenatophs) with finely embroidered elephants in front,
and the temple of Lord Shiva in the centre of the embankment.
How to Reach
Maharana Pratap Airport is 21-km from the
Udaipur, which is near Jaisamand.
Udaipur is well connected with all the major
cities by rail.
Udaipur is 50-km by road, from Jaisamand and is
well connected by motorable roads.