Set in over 300 acres of gardens, the Bal Samand Lake Palace is a red sandstone Rajput summer palace, built for the Maharajas of Marwarpalace on the embankment of the dam of a 13th century artificial lake. The well maintained garden lies in the valley east of the lake with a marble cascade descending from the lake to the garden. There is a small but fine old baoli (stepwell) near the garden entrance. The hotel is 5kms from Jodhpur and 12 kms from the city airport.
Gardens to visit while staying at Balsamand Lake Palace Hotel include Mandore Gardens and Meherangarh Fort.