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Address: Pichola, Udaipur 313001, India
Description: Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of...
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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Beautiful lake surrounded by great history

Lake is the heart of Udaipur. Surrounded by history of hundreds of years... in the form of magnificent forts and beautiful hotels. A boat ride in this lake is a must and cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Lake is the heart of Udaipur. Surrounded by history of hundreds of years... in the form of magnificent forts and beautiful hotels. A boat ride in this lake is a must and cool breeze just makes it romantic, Sunset is superb.

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Lake pichola is one of the best tourist attractions that Udaipur offers. Boating facility is available and the best time to visit this lake is in the evening.

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Best : Nature View, Sight seeing, Best Time-pass, Rope-way, Worst : Parking, Traffic, Beggars, Stinking Water, Dogs,

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

It's nice clean lake with good facilities of boating. I liked the clean sarroundings free from hawkers.

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anand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

must see destination in udaipur. take boat tour at sunset.you can see the different colours of the sky and great view of the lake palace.love it.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The best time to go for a boat ride at Pichola is the time close to sunset. We took the 6:45pm boat and had a memorable experience. The boat takes you around all those famous palace hotels and once they are lit up in the evening, the view is unbelievable. It was a 20 minutes ride, and once we got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Lake in the evening and it is a beautiful place to visit in evening. Took boat ride and take the ride in evening...it is beautiful with two famous hotels in the middle of the lake. The boat ride is 20 mins...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to relax in evenings .Small cafes around the lake are worth a visit . Water of the lake is little dirty but is generally not noticed after sunsets.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lake Pichola is why we visited Udaipur, which I have done twice in 20 years. Very happy to share that it hasn't changed too much from my first visit. It's one of the most picturesque places in India with the two palaces, but to us watching the morning bathing rituals were the memories to remember. Didn't bother taking the boat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Whether you are staying at the Lake Palace or not, I would recommend a boat trip round the lake. From there you get close to the ghats and appreciate the architecture of the buildings and bridges that line it. You also get close to the Palace and the other islands. In addition to the various buildings there are also several... More 

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