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Gadsisar Lake- A marvelous mélange of lustrous water and picturesque sandstone architecture in Jaisalmer

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Obtaining gleaming golden touch from its yellow sandstone architecture; the Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan is an aureate fantasy in the Thar Desert. The Sun City brings out the beauty of desert life, where sun shines the brightest, like no other. Known for its miniatures, architecture, bazaars and UNESCO’s world Heritage Site- Jaisalmer is a peaceful place in its solitude, where plains melt into banks of rising sand; trees shrink into shrubs and long thorn- cactus. The dreamy city with its sheer ruggedness always exemplifies sand and desert. But there is this shimmering oasis of water surrounded by marvelous temples and shrines called Gadsisar Lake, which is worth a visit in Jaisalmer!

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Brimming with water and mesmeric avian guests, Gadsisar Lake catches everyone’s fancy for its sheer beauty in the desert land. According to the legends, the Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Raja Jaisal built this lake, which was later revamped by his successor Maharawal Gadsi, who sensed and observed the agony and pain of his people to fetch drinking water from distant places. Hence, he got it redesigned into a rain water conservation lake in the 14th century. It was the only source of water for the Jaisalmer city in the olden days.

Towards the southern part of Jaisalmer city; the entrance to the Gadsisar Lake is the magnificent and artistically carved yellow sandstone archway that is called Tilon-Ki-Pol. Meticulously carved Chattris, Temples, Shrines and Ghats surround the Gadsisar Lake. One can enjoy sighting rare migratory birds that visit the Gadsisar Lake every year.

The marvelous mélange of lustrous water and the mellow yellow of the picturesque sandstone banks appear breathtaking in the desert land of Jaisalmer. A boat ride or a stroll through the ghats while watching the changing hues of ochre with the setting sun is a beautiful retreat for the tourists in Jaisalmer.

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Not to be missed, the serene Gadsisar Lake springs to vibrant colours of life during the annual Gangaur Festival when various cultural performances, food stalls and makeshift shops of nick- knack flock the area.

If you happen to be in Jaisalmer for its signature desert safari and want to break away from all the things called desert, dunes and sand, then visit the Gadsisar Lake for its breathtaking beauty in the Sun City of Jaisalmer!

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Jodhpur celebrates 556th Foundation Day

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The Sun City Jodhpur is all set to celebrate its 556th Foundation Day, and the entire city is bedecked with colors and events at every nook and corner, especially the heritage and tourist sites. . Apart from the number of programmes that will be conducted in the city on May 11 and 12, there will also be some events to mark the day.

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Jodhpur is a historic city and it is a big day for all. Rich with its traditions and royalty, Jodhpur has marked a unique impression all over the world. The entire celebration would exhibit a beautiful picture of the folklore that could be cherished for long in mind.

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Starting from May 11, 2014, the Jodhpur Foundation Day celebration would offer instrumental and folk dance presentation by traditional artistes at all major city circles on first day of celebration, and the ‘nopat’ (a musical instrument) would be playing on the five main gates of Jodhpur on May 12 morning.

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On the occasion, most vulnerable place of health hazards, the ‘kachhi-basti’ will have a health check-up camp.

If you are in or around the Sun City this weekend, then wait no more, because this event would capture all the colorful essences of Royal Rajasthan. Also make sure to visit the magnanimous Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.