Sardar Samand Lake Palace,Jodhpur

Sardar Samand Lake is located on Jodhpur - Pali route which is about 52 kms south east of Jodhpur is a bird watchers paradise with different varieties of migratory birds. This artificial lake as well as the route to the lake is a virtual treat to the nature lovers and photographers. The lake and its surroundings is the home to the birds like elicans, flamingos, cranes, egrets and kingfishers. Nearby the lake there is a wildlife area where one can spot animals like Blackbuck, Neelgai and Chinkara. On the way of Lake you can see the Bishnoi village. Bishnois are known for their passion to conserve the plant and animal life alike. In the year 1933, The Sardar Samand Lake Palace is built on the banks of a beautiful lake by Maharaja Umaid Singh.

The Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a magnificent Art Deco hunting lodge. It remains the Royal Family's favorite retreat and houses a vast collection of African trophies and original water-colors by Snaffles. The palace has its own Oriental Garden, boat-house, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts and its large grounds along the lake make for delightful walks. The Palace is designed by the state architect George Goldstraw who was also the resident architecture of Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur the palace, built in natural rock is a fine example of the decorative Art Deco style of the1930s. Sardar Samand's lustrous and anti-traditional elegance that symbolizes wealth and sophistication is an idyllic retreat for jaded minds and bodies. Amid tranquil surroundings, overlooking the lake, teeming with migratory fowls of every size and description, one can sip a lazy cup of tea and give in to one's wildest daydreams. The best time to visit the Sardar Samand Lake Palace is in the summer or winter season month.

How to reach

Airways
The nearest airport to Sardar Samand is Jodhpur. Regular flights connect Jodhpur to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur. Taxis are available at the airport

Railways
Jodhpur is on the Western Northern Railway broad gauge network in Rajasthan and is linked to all major cities in Rajasthan and also well network with all major cities of India.

Roadways
Jodhpur is well connected by luxury and deluxe coaches many of which offer convenient overnight connections. The Bus Stand in Jodhpur is near the Rai Ka Bagh Railway Station in the city-center. The facilities of Buses, jeeps and taxis are easily available for Sardar Samand.