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Lake Pichola

Pichola, Udaipur 313001, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of my visit to India, a must see. The whole area is clean and kept attractiv, there seems to be a heavy reliance on the tourist trade and so they cater to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experiance, good place to visit especially people who are stationed near national capital region NCR. Water sports especially speed boating and biking is wonderful. Camel ride is added option.

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Mamallapuram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely water lake fileld to its brim and also an over flow. Beautiful surroundings but the city side looks cluttered. The night is heavenly with lights from all the majestic buildings around.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You have to cross this lake to see the maharadjah palace and other places around very peaceful ? Very pleasant to take nice pictures

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It might be that it's the end of monsoon season, but the lake was not what I expected. The water was brown, muddy and with floating trash. I was not attracted to take a boat ride on it. The surroundings are nice but as the lake is labelled as one of the most beautiful in India I was expecting something... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic ride on Lake Pichola & many famous places to see around - not to be missed in Udaipur. Also the guided tour is the best !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This lake is in the center of the tourist area of Udaipur. It's what makes Udaipur special, I would say. It's nice seeing it from all the angles (there is no lake-side walkway or anything, so you have to go to the different spots that open up to the lake). A boat ride (which you can take from the City... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took an evening stroll at sunset across a foot bridge that gave us lovely views of the lake palace and city palace. We didn't have time for a boat ride. Perhaps next time.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

serene, clean and beautiful we watched it at all times, early in the morning at sunrise, we crossed it in a boat ride in the noon, with a thousand stars sparkling in the water, we watched it as the sunset, we crossed it at night with the beautiful palace lights reflecting off the waters, we watched it rising in heavy... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good place to hangout. Few restaurants along the lake side offer nice view of the lake. Then there is boating also, although bit expensive. Also lake is little dirty as you see people bathing on the sides and many throwing wastes along the shore.

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