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Lake Pichhola Udaipur

Udaipur, Udaipur, India
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Ranked #4 of 53 attractions in Udaipur
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and... more » Owner description: Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. Pichola Lake is enveloped by lofty Palaces, temples, bathing ghats and elevated hills on all its sides. In the southern part of this lake, there is a hill that is known as Machhala Magra and one can see glimpse of Eklinggarh Fort from here. The City Palace of Udaipur broadens along the eastern banks of this lake. Built by Jagat Singh, Mohan Mandir is situated in the north-east corner of Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola comprises several islands that accompany the calm waters of the lake. The world-renowned Lake Palace is perfectly located on the Jag Island of this tranquil lake. Even the Jag Mandir, another destination of tourists, is located on an island of this lake. Above all, a trip to Pichola Lake would be incomplete with a boat ride. The pristine blue waters of the lake leave a soothing impact on the spectator. At the time sun-set, a boat ride in this lake is sufficient to enthrall anyone. « less
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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I can keep writing about Lake Pichola all day and night. It is what I would describe as my childhood love. I have been going there for over 25 years now. This is where I learnt how to swim, yep unfortunately we had no access to swimming pools and this was the only way, not that I am complaining. It... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Just out of words. very beautiful and mesmerizing. The palaces in the middle of the lake add to the beauty of the lake. Night view with the lights on the places makes it a perfect romantic view by the lakeside.

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Jalgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Its a beautiful lake which can enjoy with boating it adds spice in the bountifulness of lake Its boundaries is like a map of India and one can feel very cool while even passing through the boundaries .

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This lake is surrounded by all the 5 star properties and roof-top restaurants in Udaipur. Choose any restaurant around the lake and you'll love the view. If you want a free view, just go to a ghat (small sitting places around the lake) and enjoy the bedazzled surrounding at night. Take a boat trip for just $2 or visit a... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a calm and quite place. We visited here and also took a boat ride. There are 2 options for boat ride. One is private operated which costs Rs 100 per person. The other one is operated by city palace and costs Rs 325 per person, but it takes you to Jag Mandir. Jag mandir is a restaurant+park located... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lake Pichola forms one of the main attraction at Udaipur. You must go for boating in the lake to Jagmandir island & grab a drink at picholi bar. Evenings can also be spent strolling or sitting by the lakeside.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Irrespective of which side of the lake you enter into, this place offers a great view of the palace/hotel in the center, the hills/city lights on the other side. And the best part is the cool breeze lifting off the waters. We were there on quite a sunny day in the end of june, and after a tiring tour around... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You just cannot miss this if you are in Udaipur. Take a boat ride - it is worth it - if time permits an early evening stroll around the lake can be very enjoyable. Another good thing about the ride is that you can see all the palaces and palace converted into hotels from the lake and you will be... More

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You can see the magnificence of the palaces in Udaipur. It was funny to see them again in the film "Marigold hotel"

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Although I didn't take a boat out on the lake, it was just wonderful to sit beside and look at the City Palace and the sun set. Some wonderful cafes surround the Lake with plenty of street life. Watch out for the mosquitoes though - they're were plenty during my visit.

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