Situated 40 kms from Udaipur, the enchanting Jaisamand Lake is the second largest artificial lake in Asia. Commissioned in 1685 by the then ruler Maharana Jai Singh, the beautiful lake covers a sprawling area of 36 sqkm and has been a summer retreat for queen of Udaipur as evident from the grandiose palace in the lake’s backdrop. The lake itself comprises of seven islands which is still home to tribe of Bhil Minas. With delicately carved cenotaphs on its banks, Jaisamand Lake is a tourist paradise where tourists can enjoy the boat ride just the royal family used to in the days of yore.
Spread over an area of 160 sqkm, the wildlife sanctuary near Jaisamand Lake is home to some of the exotic flora and flora. Apart from the various aviary species such as darter, heron, and Indian shag that make the lake their home, tourists can also catch the glimpse of panthers, sloth bear, chital, chinkara, wild boar, leopards, deer, wild boars as well as crocodiles. Wildlife safaris are the best way to explore the sanctuary and observe animals in wild.
It is to be highly noted that throughout the year, Jaisamand can be visited by native and foreign tourists. Mainly in the month of March and April, the peak period of visit happens because it is the starting period of the onset of summer season and the climate in this region is very pleasant. If the tourists are comfortable with rainy season then between June to September months are also a wonderful time to visit this village.
The climate condition of Jaisamand is usually very hot and semi-arid. There is some kind of relief only during the monsoonal period when rainy weather condition brings in thick clouds to lower the temperature slightly.
In this region, from March to October the temperatures are very extreme throughout this period.
The rainy season happens from late June to September months. In this region, the average rainfall is about 450 millimeters (18 in), this particular figure is extraordinarily variable compared to the rest of Rajasthan regions. The average temperatures decrease slightly only during the monsoon season in this region.
During the months of April, May and June, the high temperatures routinely exceed 40 degrees Celsius. However the normal discomfort from the heat is felt because of the generally low humidity condition in this region.