Fifty-one kilometer south east of Udaipur lies Jaisamand or Jai Samudra Lake one of the largest artificial sheet of soft water in the world. Fourteen Kilometers in length
& nine Kilometers in width, the lake has a circumference of nearly eighty-eight kilometers. Itís dam measures 330 meters (1202 ft) in height. It was built by the late Maharana Jaisingh, who on its
inauguration on 2nd June 1691, walked around it distributing gold equal to his own weight in charity. He built six Chhatris (Cenotaphs) with finely embroidered elephants in front, the temple of Lord
Shiva in the center on the embankment. Close to Jaisamand is the game Sanctuary, which is spread over an area of about 45 kilometers and has a motarable road. The sanctuary shelters wild animals like
panthers, wild bear, spotted deer, sambars etc.