Picture Of The Month

Mr. Kanishka Rao from TWX visited Jodhpur and captured the photograph of Bal Samand Lake from Bal Samand Lake Palace, Jodhpur.

The lake is situated 5 Km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur Mandore Road. The lake was built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar. It was designed as a water reservoir for the region. The Balsamand Lake Palace was built as a summer palace on its shore. The Palace overlooks the still and clear Balsamand Lake. Built in red sandstone and employing the typical ornate Rajput architectural style, it was initially conceived as the summer residence of the Jodhpur Maharajas.