Jait Sagar Lake
Constructed by Jaita Meena, Jait Sagar Lake is surrounded by massive walls with four brilliantly decorated entrance gates. It is also a perfect location for quiet and relaxing picnics with friends and family. The fountain nearby adds to the beauty and charm of the lake, especially when the sun goes down. One can even see the splendid elephant carvings on the banks of the lake.
Sightseeing Near Jait Sagar Lake
Towards the end of the Jait Sagar lake, tourists can also visit the Sukh Mahal, another popular tourist attraction in Bundi. Surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens, Sukh Mahal is a small summer palace where Rudyard Kipling once resided and wrote the famous novel – Kim.
On the eastern end of the Jait Sagar Lake is the impressive and somewhat overgrown Kshar Bagh with its sixty-six Chattris or tomblike monuments of various Bundi kings and their queens. Some of these beautiful cenotaphs even have wonderful, delicate carvings of horses and elephants. There are many tour companies, which take the tourists for exciting excursions to Kshar Bagh and Jait Sagar Lake. The caretaker over here will show you around informing the tourists about the names of the various rulers, dates and their wives. For instance, Maharaja Satru Sele, who ruled during the 17th century, apparently had sixty-four queens.
Other popular tourist attractions near Jait Sagar Lake include Shikar Burj, a former hunting lodge, which was known for its large range of tigers, boars and deer. Located next to the water tank, it is also known as a popular picnic spot among both tourists and locals.