Jaisamand is the second largest artificial lake in Asia and India’s first but only artificial beach, was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 17th century. This magnificent calm lake is encircled by hills. This lake has 11 Islands some of which provide Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary inhabited by several rare species of migratory birds. The Jaisamand Game Sanctuary is one of the main attractions of the area that gives protection to several endangered species like the panther, wild bears, deer, sambhar etc.
In heart of the lake, the Jaisamand Island Resort gave new definitions to Eco-tourism and vast opportunities to explore the peace in this isolated but naturally beautiful area. It is a part of the tourist circuit: Udiapur-Jagat-Chawand- Jaisamand- Udaipur and 50 km from udaipur
Haldi Ghati, the famous battle-field where the historical battle between Maharana Pratap and Akbar had taken place in 1576 A.D. and where the loyal Chetak, (the saddle-horse of Maharana Pratap) lost its life in the service of his master is on a motorable distance of 27 miles from Udaipur and 15 miles from Nathdwara. Regular bus-service also goes to Nathdwara via Haldi Ghati.
It thrills a visitor to stand on the yellow soil of this ‘Thermopylae of India’ where every stone tells tacitly the story of innumerable heroic deeds of the sword and shield and carries him into fancy to the realm where freedom raised its sword against slavery and where indomitable will fought against brutal force. It is a cherished desire of every tourist to pilgrim to this place of national pilgrimage.
Kumbalgarh Fort and Games Sanctuary 85 kms.