Lake, Jodhpur: Kaylana is an artificial lake located 8 kilometers (5 miles)
north-west of Jodhpur. Built by Pratap Singh in 1872, the lake spreads over an
area of 84 sq. km. It is believed that in the ancient past this region had
palaces and gardens made by two rulers of Jodhpur - Bhim Singh and Takhat
Singh. These made way for the making of Kalyana Lake. It is today a popular
strip of land separates Kaylana from another lake called Takhat Sagar. The
Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway passes through this stretch. The picturesque setting
of this lake draws many. It is an excellent place for bird watchers as well. A
bird watching point and a fort inside offer a vantage point for birding and
sunset viewing respectively. One can also visit Machiya Safari Park en route.
Just 1 kilometer from Kaylana Lake -- deer, desert fox, monitor lizard, blue
bulls, rabbits, wild cats, mongoose, monkeys can be spotted here.