Balsamand Lake Palace is in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Built as a summer palace for the Maharajas, this stunning palace is now converted into a heritage hotel.
Located next to the picturesque Balsamand Lake, this palace has lush green gardens filled with papaya, plum, and mango trees. One can spot some animals like monkeys, peacocks, and jackals during your stay, but be careful not to carry extra stuff in your hands, or the monkeys might play mischief!
The Palace’s architecture is truly Rajasthani, made entirely of red sandstone, and with 36 guest rooms, it offers a peaceful and uncrowded atmosphere. Some rooms have garden views, while others offer delightful views of the lake. The Palace has three types of rooms, Suite, Regal Suite, and Double Room, all equipped with modern-day facilities.
The Palace has some fantastic garden restaurants, where you can enjoy a meal while surrounded by nature. The food is delicious and diverse, catering to a wide range of tastes. You can also take a horse carriage ride around the Palace’s gardens and experience the ultimate in royalty.
While at Balsamand Lake Palace, don’t miss visiting the nearby Balsamand Lake, an artificial lake constructed in the 11th century. Its purpose was to preserve rainwater and provide water to the people of Mandore. You should also visit the Mandore Government Museum, located just a few kilometres from the Palace. And if you’re interested in historic monuments, the Jaswant Thada, constructed in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, is a must-visit. It houses portraits of various Kings and royal families of Jodhpur, and the architecture is simply mesmerizing.