Jaisamand sanctuary was established in the year 1957 with an
area of 160 sq.kms. The Jaisamand Sanctuary is famous fordeer,
wild boar, panther, four horned antelope, chital, chinkara and
numerous avian species.
The sanctuary is located besides an artificial lake, whichis
popularly referred to as Dhevar Lake. Legend has it that Rana
Jai Singh constructed the Dhevar lake which is 15 ´ 10 kms. and
is easily one of the largest lakes in Asia in the year 1691. He
constructed the lake, which would provide a perfect backdrop for
a summer retreat - "Rubi Rani Ki Mahal".
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50 kms south of Udaipur the
picturesque city of lakes verdant valleys and hills. It is on
the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial Lake
in Asia. The sanctuary extends over an area of 52 sq kms of
thick forests land.
The leopard, hyena, jungle cat, fox and wolf are among the
carnivores of the sanctuary. Other wildlife here includes sambar,
chital, langur and chinkara. The Jaisamand lake is the abode of
crocodiles, turtles and a variety of fish. Various species of
terrestrial and water-birds can also be seen here.
Today if one were to visit Dhevar Lake, one is sure to fall in
love with this rather beautiful lake. For the adventurous
tourists, there is an island in the lake where one of the most
colorful tribes of Rajasthan - the Bhill tribes dwell.
Accommodation and other facilities
Fortunately for tourists, accommodation is not a problem in
Udaipur. The town (not the park) has a number of guest houses,
forest lodges and hotels, including some luxurious heritage
properties. Besides the accommodation in the town, there are two
forest lodges and two restaurants within the park. The
restaurants are however, extremely basic and it’s advisable to
bring your own food if you plan to spend the entire day within