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Vaara - Bal Samand Lake Palace and Gardens

Bal Samand Lake Palace and Gardens, just outside the city limits of Jodhpur, was borne of a lake created to collect monsoon water from the surrounding hills in 1159 A.D. Five centuries later, in 1619, the beauty of the site inspired Raja Sur Singh to create a royal pleasure garden. Ancient trees, some more than 300 years old, continue to flourish, along with dancing peacocks, huge langur monkeys, and plentiful resident and migratory birds.