As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
8 km to the West of Jodhpur lies the Kaylana Lake. Developed way back in 1872, the lake was the brain child of the then Prime Minister of Jodhpur, Pratap Singh. Spread over 84 sq km, this artificial lake is an ideal picnic spot for tourists. The area of the lake once was home to two palaces and gardens of the Jodhpur Kings. They were destroyed to make way for the Kaylana Lake.
The area around the lake was full of wild bear, in the days gone by and hence was used as a hunting place by the royal members. The overall beauty of the lake will linger in your mind long after you have left the Lake. This is also one of the more popular Jodhpur Lakes and should not be missed if you are visiting Jodhpur.