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Lake Pichola

Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
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Ranked #4 of 52 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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Surat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you're in Udaipur them must spare some time at-least 2-3 hours as per your convenience for boar ride and sunset at Lake Pichola, right after city palace visit you can come here to rest soem time. My recommendation that you should take personal boat ride and spend some time in the lake watching sunset would be a different experience.... More

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Gulbarga, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains, has the lake palace in it and the Jag Mandir. We can see the majestic recently constructed Oberoi Hotels from the lake. The lake is clean and if i want to compare Dal Lake of Sringar, this Pichola lake outscores by huge difference. Really loved it. You will enjoy this lake during morning... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you ever travel to Udaipur then stopping on the lake shore is a must, especially at sunset. You can take a boat ride around the Lake Palace and visit also the island. Roaming around the lake in a boat will provide you with the best views of the City Palace as well and other impressive buildings aligned on the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

we were Lucky the lake was full and, boating slowly at dusk, we could admire all the palaces bathed in the Crimson sun. Memorable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The lake is big and very clean except at few corners but the view of old style buildings near the lake makes it cool place to hang. I enjoyed sunset with my friend sitting at the bank though it was bit cloudy and foggy at the time I went there.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The boat ride at sunset was lovely. really get to appreciate the beautiful scenery. It is a must. Try for the sunset times.

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

pichola is the place in Udaipur where i came many time by my friends. U will feel the Beauty of Nature ..can see hillocks. Enriched with water and hill blocks and a lush green view.. total amazing..just come here and forget all world of tension.hahahaha

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Udaipur has many small by lanes and you need to hire a bike or autorickshaw to see many part of Udaipur City. Lake Pichola is one such place once you reach there will be a certain coolness in the place. Lake Palace Hotel(managed by Taj ) is right in the middle of this lake. Overall a good place to spend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It's jaw droppingly beautiful, especially at night. Go to one of the many restaurants on lake edge. Just beautiful

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took the 1 hour boat trip from the City Palace first thing in the morning on Lake Pichola. This was a good choice as it gets very hot later in the day. We stopped at Jagmandir Island, where you can stay as long as you like. There isn't a lot to see though. Although pleasant I am not sure... More

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