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Lake Pichola

Address: Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Udaipur
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Must take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Can see City palace, Taj hotel, The Leela Hotel, Jag Mandir. Boats are well maintained with life jackets. Around 15 mins ride. It can be windy and chill during winters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took a late afternoon boat trip on the lake and crossed to Jagmandir Island, about a 30 minute journey.Enjoyed it so much that we went back the following day and did the trip again!

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went for an evening cruise on Lake Pichola in a boat with a capacity of about 20 people. The cruise provides beautiful views of the City palace, Lake Palace hotel, other hotels & restaurants situated on the edges of the lake and Jag Mandir. It halted at Jag Mandir Island Palace which also provided great views of Udaipur. Overall... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I loved Lake Pichola despite the pollution and obvious state of neglect it is in. The ghats, quaint havelis and the river breeze make for a beautiful setting. If you can please don't miss the sunset and the aarti by the ghats. Lovely devotional songs ring out in the evening as the sun sets. If you can choose to stay... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Lake Pichola is easily the centre of attraction of Udaipur tourism. All the leading 5 stars like SriNiwas Palace Hotel, Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Leela, Udai Vilas are in and around this lake. The beautiful Jag Mandir garden and cafe are in the middle of the lake. Luckily, inspite of all the grand views, the lake looks clean and serene.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Taj property and Jag Mahal are fantastic view. I wish would have stayed in a hotel from where there is un obstructed view of the lake. The boat ride was short and comfortable and Jag Mahal with its Fantastic Lake view Gardens and restaurant is splendid Must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a lovely cruise in time for sunset. This definitely adds to the romantic allure of Udaipur. Out travel company arranged a private boat, which allowed us to explore as our interests led (my husband has a photography interest.) I assume you can hire one yourself, or join a group. Ask advice from your hotel.

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If Its nice and cold, you can boat and have a look at the exquisite hotels around it. Its not anything special but a good view and the motor boats do it quickly too!

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Ghaziabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The extended view is nice, the evening view is good and most pricey places have views of the well-lit lake but the lake itself is murky and dirty. It is accessible by narrow lanes around the Gangaur Ghat, where we stayed and these lanes are congested and splattered with cow dung.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lake pichola gives you a splendid view, especially from the top of a building. My hotel was situated right near it and it was an awe inspiring experience to wake up and see the foggy lake. I only wish that the lake were cleaner.

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