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Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is the most prominent tourist attraction which is located in the heart of the city of Udaipur and is considered to be the best artificial lake in the state of Rajasthan. The lake which is known for its calm and serene surroundings is one of the oldest and largest lakes of the city and attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year. This place is no less than a heaven for those who love natural beauty. One can have a view of lofty hills, bathing ghats and heritage buildings while visiting the lake. A boat ride at this beautiful lake is a must during the time when sun rises to experience a spectacular view of sun scattering its rays on the peaceful water of the lake. Also, at the time of sunset, one has the feeling of the entire place being turned into gold because one can view the heritage buildings and pristine water turning gold because of sun’s reflection. One can get romantic by just visiting this beautiful place and submerge oneself in an altogether different world which is quite and still,

The lake was built in 1362 AD by Pichhu Banjara at the time when city was ruled by Maharana Lakha. The dimensions of the lake are as such, it is 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width and is 30 feet deep. The lake was enlarged and also a dam was built on the shores of the lake after Maharana Udai Singh was mesmerized by the beauty of the lake. The lake is surrounded by beautiful monuments like City Palace of Udaipur which is located on its eastern banks, Mohan Mandir on north-eastern side, the renowned Lake Palace is situated in the middle and Jag Mandir is located on Jag Island.

There exists different type of structures in the surrounding areas of Lake Pichola which includes marble temples, bathing ghats, palaces, chabutaras (a raised platform which consists of a courtyard within it) and family mansions. There are several places which are prominent places of tourist attraction, some of those are Lake Palace which is located in the middle of the lake and has now been converted into a heritage hotel, Jag Mandir which is located on the Jag Island, Mohan Mandir which is located on the north-east corner of the lake, Bansi Ghat which is the origin for several boats which further move towards different parts of the lake, the Arsi Vilas Island and the everlasting Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary which is located on the western shore of the lake.

Jag Mandir Palace which is located in the lake premises has an incident attached to its history. It was in the year 1623 when Prince Khurram sought refuge of the Mewar King Maharana Karan Singh II, he was allowed to stay in the partially completed palace during the time of his rebellion against Jahangir. Later, the title of Shah Jahan was taken by Prince Khuraam while seizing the Mughal Empire.


  • Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Ticket Price for Boating:
    Adult- Rs. 340
    Child- Rs. 170
  • Sunset Boat Ride Prices:
    Adult- Rs. 560
    Child- Rs. 280

There are several activities which are present in the premises of Lake Pichola. Some of the most popular activities include, boating which is considered to be the most popular. In addition to that, the sunset boating is a unique activity which must be definitely undertaken by the tourists visiting the lake. One can get a beautiful site of sun emerging in the blue waters while enjoying this boat ride. After Boating, paying a visit to the magnificent Lake Palace is a must for every visitor which is home to a royal and rich-in-class hotel and is known for best-in-class services for the tourists. After a royal experience, if one feels like emerging into the beautiful old architecture style and design, then a visit to the Lake Garden palace which is located on one of the islands of the lake is a must. There is another island which is known for a palace called as Arsi Vilas which is famous for its ammunition depot. It was the place which was used by Maharanas for watching beautiful sunsets during the older times.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit this beautiful and peaceful lake is during the months of winter, that is from October to March. It is during these months one can get indulged into a blissful and delightful experience.


How to Visit the Lake:

This serene lake is situated in the heart of the City of Lakes. One can reach this place through personal vehicle or hiring a Cab Ride from Get Cab India which are known for providing with comfortable and reasonable cab rides which adds fun to your travel experience in Udaipur.

Places to Explore Nearby:

  • Jag Mandir Palace
    Jag Mandir Palace is located on one of the islands of Lake Pichola and is famous for gradeur architectural style and marvellous interior designs. The intricacy of different sculptures made of marble is one of the distinctive and unique features of the palace. One can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Lake from this palace, which is infamous for serene and peaceful boat rides and grand solitude of the temple.
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
    Fateh Sagar Lake is a peaceful lake which is located in the north-west direction of the city of Udaipur and is considered to be a prominent location of tourist attraction. The lake is encircled by the Aravalli hills and is the second largest artificial lake in the city which is known for its scenic beauty and peaceful surroundings. The place has an atmosphere which is full of calmness and tranquillity. One can enjoy a ride on the Moti Magri Road and have a tremendous view of the complete lake. A number of water sports and boat ride are available at the lake thus providing a memorable experience to the visitors. One can easily dissolve in the serene beauty of the lake.

If you feel like visiting this beautiful Lake Pichola which is the prominent place of tourist attraction in the city of Udaipur, then hiring of Taxi Service in Udaipur provided by Get Cab India is the best option for making your travel journey memorable.

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