The Sardar Samand Lake was developed by Maharaja Umaid Singh in the year 1933. The lake is alocated about 60 kms to south-east of the Jodhpur city on the Jodhpur Pali road. The Sardar Samand Lake Palace, the summer palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh, is situated on the bank of the Lake and is a great attaction of the place as now it has been converted into a heritage hotel, providing its guests with royal hospitality.
The scenery of this Sardar Samand Lake is fascinating . It attracts countless varieties of migratory birds. Bird watchers can have good time over here watching different species of migratory birds. On the way to Sardar Samand Lake from Jodhpur, one may even spot feely roaming wildlife of the region, especially the Black Buck, Neelgai and Chinkara. One can also enjoy the smiling folks of the Bishnoi villages. Bishnois are known for their passion to conserve the plant and animal life alike.
The equanimity and quietness of the place not only allure the tourists but also a big variety of migratory birds that form a delightful collection to watch. The chic art-deco summer palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Sardar Samand Lake Resort, which once served as the hunting lodge of the Jodhpur loyalty, stands proudly on its banks. It is situated on a hill overlooking the huge Sardar Samand Lake. All original features of this resort have been maintained and the drape grounds and gardens offer delightful walks. The resort offers some of the most breathtaking views of the magnificent lake, attracting huge number of tourists to this place.